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Certification Renewal

Annual Renewal Fees (Each certification):

  • Executive Member: $0
  • Professional Member: $55
  • All others: $95

If your certification renewal is not completed within 30 days of your certification expiration date, an additional late fee of $150 will apply.

Login to Review Your Renewal

To view your certification status and manage your certification renewal, please log in to your account as shown in the sample screenshot below. Your status will be marked pending until your 12 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) credits and payment have been verified. Please use the Credit Tracker tab to review PDH credits received from SMEI programs. You can also add your own 3rd party credits.

SMEI Certification Renewal

QUALIFICATION FOR RENEWAL

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS (PDH)

To retain the CSE®, CME®, SCPM™ and/or SCPS™ credential, a certified individual must accumulate 12 PDH of qualified continuing education or professional development or 6 PDH of qualified continuing education and 6 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:

  1. 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).

    PDH 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.), and copy of certificate of completion or transcript

    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).

    PDH APPROVED:
    15 PDH per earned semester credit 
    14 PDH per earned trimester credit 
    10 PDH per earned quarter credit
    For Example:
    A 3-credit semester course would earn 45 PDH.
    A 2-credit quarter course would earn 20 PDH.

    DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED IF AUDITED: 
    Course description and copy of an official transcript, diploma or certificate.

  2. LEARNING OR STUDY GROUPS

    PDH APPROVED: 1 PDH 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 included in an approved training program, and any combinations of these media.

    PDH 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 completion by self-study provider (receipt, test scores, certificate of completion)

  3. LEADERSHIP, INSTRUCTION, OR WRITING
    A maximum of 6 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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