Lapsed Credentials

Lapsed Credential for Non-payment of Fee Policy
(Revised March 2012)

Certification renewal fees must be submitted by December 31 of each calendar year. Renewal fees submitted after December 31 will be subject to a $50 late fee. Failure to submit the renewal and penalty fees by March 1 of any calendar year will result in loss of the CMD credential.

A CMD whose credential has lapsed can apply for reinstatement in writing to the MOC Chair if the period of lapse is greater than two weeks. CMDs will be considered for reinstatement based on the following criteria:

Period of Lapse

Fee

Required Documentation

January 1 to 31

Annual Certification Renewal Fee ($175) + late fee ($50) = $225

None

February 1 to June 30

Annual Certification Renewal Fee ($175) + late fee ($50) + reinstatement fee ($250) = $475

-Completed Appeals Form
-Evidence of 10 CE credits for each completed year of the current CE cycle by June 1 following the last cycle year
-10 new additional credits*
-Written request to the MOC Chair

July 1

Re-certify by exam

-Last MDCB # and year of previous certification
-Evidence of 10 CE credits for each completed year of the current CE cycle
-10 new additional credits*
-Written request to the MOC Chair

Lapsed Credential for CE Non-compliance Policy
(Revised March 2012)

Every 5 years, a CMD must show proof of continuing knowledge and skills by documenting 50 continuing education credits. Any CMD who is not compliant with continuing education credit by the end of the CE cycle will be reinstated based on the following criteria:

Period of Lapse

Fee

Required Documentation

January 1 to 31

Annual Certification Renewal Fee ($175) + late fee ($50) = $225

None

February 1 to June 30

Annual Certification Renewal Fee ($175) + late fee ($50) + reinstatement fee ($250) = $475

-Completed Appeals Form
-Evidence of 10 CE credits for each completed year of the current CE cycle by June 1st following the last cycle year
-10 new additional credits*
-Written request to the MOC Chair

July 1

Re-certify by exam

-Last MDCB # and year of previous certification
-Evidence of 10 CE credits for each completed year of the current CE cycle
-10 new additional credits*
-Written request to the MOC Chair

Download the Appeals Form

*Any additional continuing education credits submitted during the payment lapsed period will not count toward the CE cycle minimum.

In order to be considered for reinstatement:

  • An appeals form must be submitted to the MDCB.
  • A decision by the Maintenance of Certification Committee will be rendered, upon receipt of the appeals form, based on the policy outlined. A letter detailing the terms of the reinstatement will be issued.
  • The practitioner will be required to submit a signed acknowledgement of the reinstatement terms and payment immediately and any CEU requirements by June 1st of the current year.

Decisions made by the MOC Chair may be appealed, in writing, to the MDCB Board of Directors c/o the President. Decisions of the MDCB Board of Directors are final.