Yes, active enrollment in the CDFM Program is required to sit for an exam.
You can enroll here or log on to your ASMC account and click on "CDFM Enrollment" on the left side of the screen.
You are not required to be an ASMC member in order to test; however, ASMC members enjoy benefits such as reduced CDFM textbook and enrollment fees (CDFM enrollment is required in order to test). More information on ASMC member benefits can be found on the ASMC website at here.
After purchasing a Pearson VUE exam, you should receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) email within 24-48 hours of the purchase that includes the information needed to schedule your exam. If you do not receive the ATT email within 48 hours of exam purchase, please contact ASMC at email@example.com or (703) 549-0360 for assistance.
If you do not recertify by your recertification deadline, your certification goes into Suspended status, your name is removed from the ASMC website, and a $50 late fee is applied. After 90 days in Suspended status, your certification goes Inactive.
If you are scheduled for a Pearson VUE exam, you can log into your Pearson VUE account (24/7) at www.pearsonvue.com/asmc or call Pearson VUE (888-572-2276, Mon-Fri 7am-7pm central) to cancel or reschedule your exam appointment with no penalty up to 4 business days before your appointment (not including the testing day). A $50 fee will [...]
I can tell that I’m not going to have enough time to finish my CPEs by my recertification deadline. Is there some way to buy a little more time to complete them?
A 90-day recertification extension is available for those who need additional time, but it must be requested BEFORE your recertification deadline. Request this extension by marking the "CDFM Extension" option on a CDFM Recertification Form and emailing the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each exam costs $99 to the candidate, including retake exams.
Your suspended certification can be reactivated by logging on to to your ASMC account, paying the missed recertification fee plus a $50 late recertification fee, and sending proof of earning 80 CPEs since the start date of the lapsed certification cycle to email@example.com.
There are enforced waiting periods for retaking the CDFM exams: 14 days for a first retake and 28 days for any additional retakes of the same module.