CDME Recertification

Earning a credential is a long-term commitment to yourself and your career. Recertification is the process of renewing your certification through ongoing learning and professional development activities. 

Continuing education will help you stay relevant as the profession evolves and grows. Your credential provides a significant competitive advantage and you’ll want to maintain it to keep your active status. 

CDME certification is valid for four (4) years.  A CDME must earn and report a total of 40 continuing education (CE) credits and pay the US$75 recertification fee within every four-year recertification cycle to maintain the CDME credential. Educational programs do not need to be produced by Destinations International to qualify for CE credits. It is the responsibility of each CDME to maintain records documenting qualified credits earned. Destinations International reserves the right to audit that documentation. Any reported credits that cannot be verified during an audit process will be disqualified. A program agenda or a letter signed and dated by the program sponsor/ provider is acceptable documentation. Records of documentation should be retained for two (2) full years after completion of each four-year recertification cycle. 

2022 Annual Convention & Summits

CDME recertification credits are available for attendance at the Destinations International 2022 Annual Convention and Summits.

Why Do I Attend CDME?

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"The CDME program has been very valuable for providing a well-rounded scope of the various disciplines within the industry and the current challenges and trends facing our industry. Learning best practices from industry colleagues and trailblazers in the DMO space has been invaluable. The networking and connections made with fellow colleagues in the industry has been the highlight of this program."
Michelle Moore
Senior Director of Meetings Sales & Services
Experience Kissimmee


For assistance or more information, please contact:

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Rori Ferensic
Senior Vice President of Education
[email protected]
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Taylor Ruoff
Education & Certification Manager
[email protected]