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What’s the Difference Between the Annual Certification Maintenance Fee (ACMF) and the Recertification Fee?

Many of our certificants ask “What is the difference between the Annual Certification Maintenance Fee (ACMF) and the recertification fee?” Knowing the differences between the two is vital to remaining in good standing with IHMM and key to recertification. Certificants holding the CHMM® or CHMP™ credential must pay an annual fee to remain in good standing during their five (5) year cycle and to be able to recertify for their next cycle (as defined in section 1.12.2. of the IHMM Management System Manual).

Persons at the HMMT level are also responsible for the payment of an annual fee.

Maintaining your CHMM or CHMP credential in good standing involves:

  • Paying the $95 Annual Certification Maintenance Fee each year.
  • Submitting the Application for Recertification Form every five years and paying a recertification fee. The recertification fee is currently $175 and is non-refundable.
  • It is important to note that both the Annual Certification Maintenance Fee and the recertification fee must be paid before the recertification application can be reviewed.

Maintaining your HMMT designation involves:

  • Paying the $25 Annual Certification Maintenance Fee each year.
  • Because the HMMT is a designation, not a certification, HMMTs are not required to recertify and therefore do not incur a recertification fee.

Please contact our Accounting Manager at ksmith@ihmm.org or 301-984-8969, ext.11 for further details.