CDME Recertification

Stay on top of the latest developments in destination marketing and management by renewing your industry certification.

All CDME professionals who earned, and wish to maintain, the CDME designation are required to complete continuing education activities after graduation to maintain certification every four years. Graduates that do not comply with the new recertification requirements will lose their designation.

To maintain the CDME certification, graduates must attend a total of four (4) Destinations International learning offerings every four years following graduation. These include the Annual Convention, any of the various Summits and Forums (Sales, Marketing, Finance & Administration, Members Services, etc.), all of which count as one (1) credit. You may also elect to take an additional CDME elective or re-take a core course, each of which counts for one (1) point.

What does this mean for you?

  1. Professionals that graduated prior to July 2015 have been “grandfathered” into the new Recertification schedule. All graduates under this category were required to recertify by January 31st, 2019.
  2. Professionals that graduated since July 2016 must follow the new Recertification schedule.

Reporting Your Continuing Education

All graduates must report their continuing education to Destinations International by using the CDME recertification form.


For assistance or more information, please contact:

Rori Ferensic
Senior Director of Education
[email protected]
Elizabeth Jordan
Certification and Program Manager
[email protected]