If you do not recertify your CDFM by the deadline, your certification goes into Suspended Status, your name is removed from the ASMC website, and a $50 recertification late fee is applied. After 90 days in Suspended status, your certification goes into Inactive Status and the late fee is changed to a $100 reactivation fee.

Note that if events beyond your control, such as a deployment or a medical situation, interfered with your ability to recertify on time, you may request a waiver of some or all of the reactivation requirements by emailing and providing documentation.

Suspended Status Reactivation Requirements

  • Pay recertification fee
  • Pay $50 late fee
  • Submit proof of 80 CPEs

Inactive Status Reactivation Requirements

  • Pay one recertification fee ($25 ASMC members / $45 non-members)
  • Pay $100 reactivation fee
  • Submit proof of 80 CPEs total since beginning of lapsed certification cycle

If circumstances beyond your control, such as a serious medical condition or deployment, prevented you from earning enough CPEs to recertify, you may request a one-time waiver of some or all of the CPE requirements by sending documentation of the situation to

See the CDFM Recertification Policy for more information.