Effective January 1, 2012, the ASMC's CDFM certification renewal process will now require that two of your 80 CPEs be obtained from ethics training. This new requirement will apply to both existing and candidate CDFMs.

If ethics training is already included in your organization's professional development program, it can be used to fulfill this new requirement.

Existing CDFMs should note that if their CDFM is up for renewal in 2012, you have until December 31, 2012 to attain the ethics training, but only need one ethics-related CPE. You will need to renew by the date on your CDFM certificate, but you can renew with 79 CPEs, attaining the one ethics CPE by December 31, 2012.

ASMC members can take two ethics-related workshops from the 2011 PDI at no charge by visiting the ASMC Online Learning Center. The workshops are "Ethics Between Government and Contractors” (1.2 CPEs) and “Current Developments in Ethics” (1.4 CPEs).

More information about the renewal requirement change is available here. Additional questions regarding the requirement update (non-administrative in nature) should be directed to Certification@asmconline.org.