This certification blog was written by Heather Bode, President of the AAHAM Rushmore Chapter. Heather currently serves as a committee member on the Certificaion Specialists Team.
Did you know that if you were a National AAHAM member and you met all of the CEU requirements for the certification exam, you would not have to take the CRCS exam every three years?
During the National Report at the ANI this year, it was shared with the membership that there are currently 4,510 CRCS certified individuals but out of that large number, only 992 are certified members. Keeping your certified status can be as simple as becoming a member and meeting the CEU requirements. What are the CEU requirements for the CRCS certification? Well, as a National AAHAM member, a Certified CRCS must earn and report 30 hours of CEUs prior to the expiration of the certification. Fifteen (15) of those CEUs must be obtained from attendance at AAHAM related programs.
While, we know that some organizations require the certification for employment and will require employees to take the examination regardless of membership and CEUs earned; there are many benefits to the CEUs that can be obtained by attending your local and National AAHAM meetings.