CPD Requirements Archives - Chartered Marketer Program

Can credits be carried over?

No, except in cases of CMs in their first year.

Can you earn more than 60 credits per 3-year cycle?

Yes, however, CMA will account for the first 60 credits earned.

How many CPD credits are required by CMA?

Total of 60 credits over a three-year cycle.

Is there a deadline to log CPD credits per 3-year cycle?

Your completed log should be submitted at the end of each year prior to December 31, during the 3-year cycle.

What happens if I fail to comply with CMA’s CPD requirements?

CMA’s CPD requirement may result in suspension of your Chartered Marketer designation until the requirement is met.

Will there be an audit to ensure compliance?

Yes, CMA will audit a percentage of Chartered Marketers to ensure submitted logs are truthful and accurate.

What is the online CPD log and where can it be found?

The online CPD log is where you will have to log your credits, to ensure that as a CM you will remain competent to practice your profession by participating in

I have recently earned my CM designation. When do I start logging my CPD credits?

You will be required to start obtaining CPD credits in the calendar year following the year in which you are awarded the designation. CMs will be permitted to bring forward

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 See link for more

What CPD requirements are members required to meet?

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