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Annual Certification Renewal & Reinstatement FormS

This form is to be used if your certification has expired MORE THAN 30 DAYS AGO. annual Renewal Fees (Each certification):
  • Professional Member: $55
  • Executive Member: $0
  • All others: $95
  • Reinstatement Fee: $150
Please have your annual continuing education information available before completing the form. Upon renewal, your new expiration date for each applicable certification will be advanced 365 days from the current expiration date.

Please select the applicable form below:

RENEWAL HOURS

To retain the CSE®, CME®, SCPM™ and/or SCPS™ credential, a certified individual must accumulate 20 hours of qualified continuing education or professional development or 10 hours of qualified continuing education and 10 qualifying hours in other areas--such as leadership, instruction, or writing--every year and submit a completed Certification Renewal Report form along with the appropriate fee.

QUALIFYING CONTINUING EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

As a general rule in order to qualify, education and professional development activities would be those that contribute to your development as a sales and marketing professional. These could include studies and activities in business and management related to your employment (e.g. logistics management, project planning etc.) in addition to sales and marketing related activities as detailed in the following sections.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, OR COURSES

Relevant continuing education offerings including those available through SMEI, and qualifying programs of SMEI affiliates and chapters, are acceptable. Delivery may be by face-to-face, audio conference (with or without web casting), or online (asynchronous).

HOURS APPROVED:

1 hour for each clock hour, up to a maximum of 3 hours for each half-day program or 6 hours for each full day program. Programs of less than one-half hour of contact time with education content are not approved.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED IF AUDITED:

Copy of the program brochure listing topics and agenda (including time spent on continuing education versus meals, breaks, etc.)

EXCLUSIONS

Internal company courses, workshops or seminars, unless approved in advance by the SMEI Accreditation Board of Trustees Courses, seminars or workshops focused on product knowledge Academic Coursework

COURSE TAKEN FOR CREDIT

Courses on sales, sales management or marketing management at an accredited college or university, regardless of the delivery (e.g., face-to-face, independent study/correspondence, online).

HOURS APPROVED:

15 hours per earned semester credit 14 hours per earned trimester credit 10 hours per earned quarter credit
Examples:
  • A 3-credit semester course would earn 45 hours.
  • A 2-credit quarter course would earn 20 hours.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED IF AUDITED:

Copy of an official transcript and a course description Learning Group Preplanned group learning activities of in-depth study of specific topics(s) related to sales (SCPS®), sales or management (CSE® and/or CME®) that include a minimum of three participants and provide for group interaction.

HOURS APPROVED:

1 hour for each clock hour, up to a maximum of 20 hours

EXCLUSIONS:

Learning groups with all participants from the same employing organization are not approved for hours,unless approved in advance by the SMEI Accreditation Board of Trustees.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED IF AUDITED:

Correspondence identifying group participants, meeting dates, agendas, topics discussed, and name/contact information of group organizer.

SELF-STUDY PROGRAMS

Educational materials used for individual, self-paced study. Examples include asynchronous courses, print-based publications, and any combinations of these media.

HOURS APPROVED

1 hour for each clock hour, up to a maximum of 20 hours The hours approved will be determined by peer reviewers of the individual programs.

EXCLUSIONS:

All self-study programs must have prior approval by the SMEI Accreditation Board of Trustees.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED IF AUDITED:

Proof of purchase and/or completion by self-study provider (receipt, test scores, etc.)

LEADERSHIP, INSTRUCTION, OR WRITING

A maximum of 10 hours may be used in the category towards the required hours for renewal. 2 hours of credit will be given per year for service as an officer of an association, or professional society, or for service as chairman, vice-chairman of a committee, section, or special interest group. 2 hours of credit will be given for each course/workshop that is instructed. 2 hours of credit will be given for each article, chapter or book written.

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