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.
I have been a CDFM for over a year and just earned the CDFM-A. Will this change my recertification deadline?
Earning the Acquisition Specialty for your CDFM does not change your recertification deadline. Your recertification deadline will always be every other year on the last day of the month you initially earned your CDFM certification. For example, if you earned your CDFM on 4/3/2018, your recertification will be due April 30 of every EVEN year. [...]
No, the recertification requirements are the same for CDFMs and CDFM-As: adhere to the ASMC Pledge of Professionalism, pay the recertification fee, and complete at least 80 continuing professional education units (CPEs) by your recertification deadline. The 80 CPEs must include 2 CPEs in an ethics-related topic, and at least 20 CPEs must be earned [...]
First-time enrollment is $40 for members or $75 for non-members. Enrollment extensions are $75 for members or $85 for non-members.
Information about seeking financial assistance or reimbursement for CDFM-related purchases can be found here.
Each CDFM enrollment--whether it is first-time enrollment or an extension--gives you 2 years of eligibility to test.
To request an electronic receipt for CDFM-related purchases, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your ASMC number and the items for which you would like a receipt.
If you need more than 2 years to complete the certification process, you will need to extend your enrollment an additional 2 years.
If you are a CDFM candidate and all the requirements have been met, a wall certificate will be issued within 8-10 weeks of certification being awarded. If you are a CDFM-A candidate, you will receive a CDFM designation letter 2-3 weeks after certification is awarded, but ASMC will hold your wall certificate until after you [...]
A 2-year CDFM enrollment extension costs $75 for members or $85 for non-members.