CDME Recertification

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

Effective January 2018, 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 must have a total of 16 continuing education credits by the end of the recertification cycle. Graduates that do not comply with the new recertification requirements will lose their designation.

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 are required to recertify by January 31st, 2019.
  2. Professionals that graduated in July 2016 must follow the new Recertification schedule.

Please reference Destinations International CDME Recertification Requirements table to learn more about the recertification schedule and the different educational activities that qualify for recertification per graduation year.

Reporting Your Continuing Education

All graduates must report their continuing education to Destinations International by using the CDME recertification form. Professionals that earned the CDME designation prior to 2015, must report their continuing education activities by January 31st, 2019.

Download the recertification form. (PDF) 


If you have any questions on education programs, please contact our events and education team at [email protected] or +1.202.835.4203.