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Continuing Professional Development

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development, and is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals participate in to develop and enhance their abilities.

Chartered Marketers must earn a total of 60 credits over a three-year cycle. Not earning fewer than 15 credits per year.

What qualifies as CPD credits?

  • Structured, relevant learning that includes a formal assessment (e.g. an exam)
  • Relevant learning with no formal assessment
  • Marketing leadership
  • Self-directed learning
  • Researching and writing
  • Community participation

CPD Credits Log

Downloadable spreadsheet that is used by CMs to track their CPD credits.

• Watch the instructional video on how to use the log.

Annual Dues

Annual Dues are required to be paid as soon as you become a Chartered Marketer.

  • CMA Corporate Members – $250 + taxes
  • Non-Members $450 + taxes


Please note that for the first year, your dues are pro-rated to the 1st of the month following the month you qualify for the designation.

For additional program information and any questions please contact