As outlined in the CM-BIM Candidate Guide, if earned before July 1, 2016, the CM-BIM credential is valid for an initial period of five (5) years. If earned on or after July 1, 2016, the CM-BIM credential is valid for an initial period of three (3) years.
The CM-BIM was designed to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts related to BIM adoption, practice, and process. Because BIM is always evolving, individuals need to keep current with these advancements and continue their learning through continuing education.
Renewal Process for CM-BIM Holders:
- Prior to the renewal anniversary, the CM-BIM holder must submit the required number of CM-BIM continuing education (CE) hours (click here or click the CM-BIM Renewal icon to the right).
- Once all CE hours are submitted and approved, applicants may submit the $100.00 CM-BIM renewal fee (click here).
- CM-BIM holders will receive an updated digital badge, and their credential will be valid for an additional three (3) years.
To learn more about the CM-BIM renewal process, review the CM-BIM Renewal Guidelines. You also may view a list of CM-BIM learning opportunities that offer CE credits.
Failure to Renew:
If a CM-BIM holder fails to renew their credential before their renewal date they will be placed in a probationary period for six (6) months. After the six (6) month probationary period and up to one (1) year past their renewal date, a CM-BIM holder must pay an increased renewal fee of $250.00 USD and submit their continuing education credit to renew their credential.
Those who fail to submit their continuing education credit and renewal payment after one (1) year past their renewal date lose the right to use the CM-BIM designation in all its forms. If an individual seeks to regain their CM-BIM status after one (1) year, they may only do so after retaking and passing the most recent version of the CM-BIM exam at their own expense. If the most recent version of the CM-BIM exam differs from the exam the individual originally took to earn the credential, it may be necessary for that individual to retake the Building Information Modeling Education Program (BIM EP) courses, although it is not a requirement.