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Recertification Policies

Recertification standards for the CMA (AAMA)® give evidence of continuing competency and knowledge.

Current Status  |  Current status is required in order to use the CMA (AAMA) credential.

Effective January 1, 2010, all newly certified and recertifying CMAs (AAMA) will be current for 60 months from the end of the calendar month of initial certification or most recent recertification.

Recertification Methods  |  CMAs (AAMA) may choose one of two ways to recertify:

By Examination

Review and complete the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam Application and provide the required documentation and enrollment fee.

By Continuing Education

Review the AAMA Recertification By Continuing Education Application and provide the required documentation and enrollment fee via either online application or mail submission. See the Apply to Recertify by CE page for details. Note: Applicants for online recertification do not need to fill out the Recertification by Continuing Education Application.

Expired Status  |  Those not recertifying on or before the expiration date of their credential will be considered as having an expired credential. They may reactivate the credential by recertifying by examination or continuing education.

Expired ​Three Months  |  A CMA (AAMA) whose credential has been expired for more than ​three months forfeits the right to reactivate the credential by continuing education and must sit for the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam.

Last Date to Apply by Continuing Education Timelines

CMA (AAMA) Certification

Expiration Date

​Last Date to Apply to

Recertify by CE

12/31/2021 ​3/31/2022
1/31/2022 5/1/2022
2/28/2022 5/31/2022
3/31/2022 6/30/2022
4/30/2022 7/31/2022
5/31/2022 8/31/2022
6/30/2022 9/30/2022
7/31/2022 10/31/2022
8/31/2022 11/30/2022
9/30/2022 12/31/2022
10/31/2022 1/31/2023
11/30/2022 2/28/2023
12/31/2022 3/31/2023
1/31/2023 4/30/2023
2/28/2023 5/31/2023
3/31/2023 6/30/2023
4/30/2023 7/31/2023
5/31/2023 8/31/2023
6/30/2023 9/30/2023
​7/31/2023 10/31/2023
8/31/2023 11/30/2023