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Understanding Your CMAA Credits

While education can take many forms, for certification purposes, CMAA education is defined as a structured experience that enables the purposeful growth of the individual in the club management field in a manner that can be assessed by CMAA. Credits are given for CMAA/CMI-endorsed educational programs and for CMAA-approved equivalents. At least one-half of the total Education Credit requirement must come from CMAA-sponsored educational programs. Below is a listing of the types of credits CMAA offers.

Club Management Institute Credits

Club Management Institute (CMI) Education Credits are awarded for CMAA National Education including:


CCM Pin LogoManagers working toward their CCM need a minimum of 100 credits from CMAA (CMI or Chapter Education). Sixty of the 120 credits needed to maintain your CCM must be CMI or Chapter Education credits.

Association Activity Credits

Association Activity Credits are awarded for involvement with the Association including:


CCM Pin LogoManagers working toward their CCM need 25 Association Activity Credits.

Chapter Education Credits

Chapter Education Credits are earned at the chapter level. Please visit your chapter’s website for their upcoming events.


CCM Pin LogoManagers working toward their CCM need 25 Chapter Education Credits. Sixty of the 120 credits needed to maintain your CCM must be CMI or Chapter Education credits.

Workshops

Workshops are educational programs that consist of at least six hours of instruction (excluding meals and breaks) covering one club-specific topic, and must include an examination or other assessment of learning at the conclusion of the program.

Advanced approval is required for a program to count as a workshop. The following educational programs are considered workshops:

Many chapters host workshops, please visit your chapter’s website for their upcoming events.

All workshops, regardless of length, will count as one workshop.


CCM Pin LogoManagers working toward their CCM need 25 Association Activity Credits.

Other Education Credits

Other Education Credits can be earned from a number of institutions including:


CCM Pin LogoOther Education Credits are a great way for managers seeking their CCM to reach their total 300 credits or a manager maintaining their certification with 120 credits.

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