- Written by Mark Baumgardner, CHMM
Certificants are reminded that you cast start your recertification application at any time. You do not have to wait to the end of your 5-year recertification cycle to start a recertification application. Simply log on to your “My IHMM” Account, choose the Menu on the left hand side of the page and then choose “Apply for Recertification.” You can start your application and document your Professional Development activities as they are accrued. Your application will be maintained as “Pending” until you complete it within one year prior to the end of your 5 year recertification cycle. Remember to maintain documentation of all professional activities claimed in the application, in the event your application is audited any time during your recertification cycle.
Remember to keep your personal contact information, including your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address current, so that the Institute can communicate with you. Also recall, that an invoice will be placed in your account three months ahead of when your annual fees are due. The fees associated with your recertification are spread out and invoiced annually over your 5-year recertification cycle, to even out the cash flow to the Institute.
Certificants have additional options such as, “Inactive Status,” Reinstatement and “Emeritus Status”. Additional information is available on the IHMM website.