How do I become a certified MCM manager?
How do I get started in the MCM Program?
There is not an enrollment process to enter the MCM certification program. All you need to do is register, attend and pass corresponding exams administered at WMA’s MCM seminars. Below is an example of how many units one person may earn in one year.
January: Update of New Laws, 6 units
April: MCM Course, 6 units
May: MCM Course, 6 units
August: MCM Course, 6 units
October: MCM Courses at Convention, up to 9 units
Total: 33 units
Additional units may be earned by attending WMA’s Spring Seminar (12 units) and webinars (1 to 3 units).
Earning the MCM Designation
To qualify for the MCM designation, a candidate must complete courses in the MCM program, totaling 60 hours or 60 MCM units.
This can be accomplished in a three year period if all courses offered are attended. In addition, the annual Update of New Laws course in January must be successfully completed in the qualifying year of designation. Once certified, continuing education is required to maintain the designation. Each course is presented in one day in various locations throughout the state, usually allowing a student the opportunity to earn six hours for the full day’s course. There are no prerequisites, so you can freely register for any course that is offered at any time. Upon award, MCM designees will be listed in the WMA Reporter. MCM graduates are also listed in the Reporter every October and May.
MCM Continuing Education Requirements
MCM certified managers must renew their certification every two years in order to maintain an active accreditation status. Renewal requirements include completion of 18 continuing education units (CEUs) every 24 months, and the Update of New Laws course in the year of renewal must be successfully completed. Taking the annual Update of New Laws course is not enough, as this only extends 12 CEUs in a 24 month period.
MCM participants are responsible for tracking their own certification and renewal progress on our website on the My MCM Profile page.