Glossary of CMP Terms


Certificate Maintenance Program or CMP: AMCB’s program, designed to assist CNMs and CMs to fulfill their professional responsibility to maintain competence.

Annual Maintenance Fee or AMF: Yearly fee for the Certificate Maintenance Program.

Article Set: Packet containing the required reading to complete the CMP Modules.

Module: Booklet of test questions, also referencing the test in general.

Scantron: Bubbled-answer sheet used for non-online grading.

Cycle: A length of time (5 years) in which certificants are required to meet the CMP requirements.

Recertification: Process of renewing certification and starting new cycle.

Renewal: Process of paying your Annual Maintenance Fee.

Verification Letter: Primary source letter for credentialing purposes.

Instant Verification: Non-primary source, online look-up for credentialing purposes.

Continuing Competency Assessment or CCA: ACNM’s voluntary program that monitored certificant’s continuing education. ACNM discontinued its support of this program in 2010.



If you have any questions, please visit our FAQs or contact:

Jackie Hill
Certificate Maintenance Program Coordinator
Phone: 410-694-9424 ext. 7015