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Continue Certification Requisites

Earning your certification is a big progress. Maintaining it shouldn’t have to be difficult. GBMI's Continuing Certification Requisite (CCR) Program is designed to let you grow and to develop advance skills that organizations are needed — all the while maintaining your certification status. 

What are CDUs?

Career Development Units (CDUs) are at least a 8-hour blocks of time that you spend learning, teaching others, or volunteering. By accumulating and tracking these over a two-year period you can maintain your certification status with GBMI. View how you can earn CDUs and how to align them to the GBMI Talents. 

Recertification Checklist:

  1. Obtain the required number of CDUs during your recertification cycle 
    for each credential (at least 80% of required CDUs for each credential 
    must be related to one of GBMI’s specified GBMI domains).

  2. Complete your mandatory annual coding self-reviews (self-assessments), if applicable.

  3. Participate in accepted and qualified CDUs activities.

  4. Enter your CDUs on time.

  5. Document your CDUs activity for auditing.

  6. Ensure your recertification fee is paid.


This ten minute video reviews the GBMI CDUs Center in depth with information on how to navigate it and track your CCU recertification requirements for each cycle as well as provides a refresher on current CDUs recertification policies for ABIDI credential holders.

CDUs Requirements 

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* GBMI authorizes local providers to offer and assist our members to complete these certification exams. 

CCU Requirements for Multiple Credentials

If you have more than one GBMI credential, you must earn sixteen (16) additional CDUs per credential during your two-year recertification cycle up to a maximum of (80) CDUs. These CDUs may not be duplicated or used for more than one credential.

Effective January 1, 2019 GBMI will no longer to mailing recertification stickers for free. To obtain an updated certificate please log into GBMI center, pay the printing fee and we will mail the hard copy to your local institute.

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