September 11, 2014

ABIH Key Change to CM Credit

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The ABIH recently announced that beginning January 1, 2015, CM credit for other professional certifications (like the CSP) can only be claimed using the rules for IH-Related exams in Category 7.

What does this mean for you?

If you currently hold the CIH and you sit for AND pass an IH-related certification exam by December 31, 2014, you will earn the maximum CM credit toward your CIH recertification. If you wait, the credit earned will be reduced dramatically.

Beginning January 1, 2015, CM credit will be based on the maximum allowed time for the exam. If passed, you will be able to claim 0.167 point per hour of exam.

See the below chart:


Max Allowed Exam Time

Until 12/31/14

After 12/31/14


5.5 Hours

5 CM Points

0.92 CM Point


4 Hours

2.5 CM Points

0.67 CM Point


3 Hours

2.5 CM Point

0.5 CM Point

More information on Category 7 CM points can be found here:

Diplomates recertify by meeting the minimum requirements for a CM worksheet or if eligible, by successful examination. The number of CM points needed is either 54 or 60 depending on your CM cycle end date.

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