EMA CERTIFICATION – The Certified Expediting Manager (CEM)

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OBJECTIVE

 

To recognize those members of the profession who, through deed and action, have distinguished themselves in the eyes of their peers; who, by both practice and thought, promote those qualities of leadership and integrity that inspire subordinates and instill confidence and credence in employer and supplier alike.

 

To acknowledge to all that the ideals of honesty and fair play represent more than the verbalization of a desire or wish…even in a world where industrial economies would appear to rule supreme over morals and ethics.

 

Certification, therefore, represents attainment within the Expediting Management Association of a level of accomplishment and recognition by one’s peers that symbolizes the true practice of expediting management.

 

Among others, it shall be one of the goals of the EMA in certifying its members to foster and pursue the aforementioned qualities within its membership ranks, and, where justified by action and deed, recognize this professionalism with symbolism and an award befitting the degree of professionalism attained.

 

PURPOSE

 

Certification should not be a matter of routine, for it stands for a higher level of goal attainment than mere passive participation.  Certification is awarded for more than meritorious service, since it stands for the highest level of participation, both within the Association and within their respective business organizations, as well as service to the development of the art of expediting.  To maintain this high standard is to give meaning to the term Certified Expediting Manager.  Further, it adds strength and substance to the recognition our profession seeks.

 

PROGRAM

 

Initially, applicants for membership shall be screened by the Membership Committee in accordance with the Bylaws of the Association.  Herein, the first steps of information gathering about the applicant, his or her working background, present occupational endeavors, and specific interests are initiated.

 

Once accepted, the program for certification calls for the member to contribute his or her skills in such a manner as to justify certification.  This calls for working within the Association and attending workshops and course programs, while maintaining his or her own management level of control over their respective expediting functions, and culminates with successful completion of the CEM Examination.  The point structure of attainment as adopted by the Board and Membership shall be in accordance with the following, and includes a one-year waiting period for eligibility of new members.
 

Number of Years Expediting @ 10 points per year
Number of Years Expediting Management @ 10 points per year
Number of Years EMA Member

@ 10 points per year

   
EMA Officer/Board/Committee Member @ 20 points per year
Presentations at Seminars & Workshops    @ 20 points each
Papers Written and Published @ 10 points each
   
EMA or PMA Seminars Attended @ 20 points per year
Associate Degree     @ 20 points
Certified Expediter (CE) Achievement @ 50 points
Four Year College Degree @ 20 points
Completion of EMA Basic Training Module  @ 20 points
Masters Degree (Plus) @ 20 points
   
CEM Examination (Mandatory)  @ 150 points
   
Total Point Requirements for Certification =  300 points

                                          

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

Qualification for certification is based on the above criteria, and, in accordance with the designated point structure, a member must accumulate a minimum of 150 verifiable preliminary points to qualify for the examination.  The CEM Examination (which is mandatory for certification) will be primarily based on the EMA Expediting Handbook (approximately 90% Handbook, and 10% practical experience).

 

The examination is administered on a pass/fail basis, with a minimum score of 70% required to certify.  Successful completion acquires the total block of (150) examination points.  No points are granted for scores less than passing.

 

Examinations are normally administered annually, at the general Conference.  Applicants should apply (for eligibility verification and registration) by contacting the Professional Development Committee Chairperson at least thirty days in advance of the scheduled Annual Conference/testing date.  Applicants who fail the examination may apply for re-examination at the next Annual Conference/testing date (12-month waiting period).

 


 

RECERTIFICATION

 

All Certified Expediting Managers must re-certify every five (5) years.  The Recertification Program shall be coordinated and administered by the Professional Development Committee.

 

This program has been instituted to add value to the original certification, and to enhance and sustain the professionalism of those holding the CEM.

 

To recertify as a Certified Expediting Manager an individual must accumulate eight (8) points during a five (5) year period.  All points must have been received after the initial certification, and before the intended date of recertification.  Those who fail to recertify will be required to wait one year and re-take the CEM Examination in its entirety.

 

Below is an outline of the Recertification Program:

 

1.  SEMINARS:

 

     A.  EMA Annual Workshop Conference…………………………3 Points                 

     B.  EMA regional Seminars/Workshops………………………….2 Points

     C.  NAPM, PMAC or APICS Seminars………………………….*1 Point

                                                                                       * (for each day attended)

     D.  Other seminars or workshops related to Expediting and/or Materials

           Management………………………………………………….*1 Point

                                                                                        *(for each day attended)

 

Note:  A maximum of six (6) total points is allowed for A through D, above.

 

2.  CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROFESSION:

 

     A.  Published Articles………………………………………….*4 Points

     *(Applies only to articles related to Expediting, and published in a professional                

     journal or magazine, including the EMAnator).    

     B.  EMA International Board Member……………………….....2 Points

     C.  EMA International Committee Chair……………………….1 Point/term

     D.  EMA Chapter Board Member………………………………1 Point/term

     E.  Presentations on Expediting………………………………..*2 Points/each

     *(Credit will be given only once for the same presentation/topic)

 

3.  COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY COURSES:

 

     A.  Courses related to business, engineering and law…………...3 Points/each

     B.  Other documented college/university course………………..1 Point/each

 

 


 

EMA Certification -The Certified Expediter (CE)

 

OBJECTIVE

 

To provide a means for expediters to achieve a recognized level of proficiency in the profession through a specialized course of study provided by EMA.

 

PURPOSE

 

To provide a training program confirming the qualification of expediters, which is unique in the industry, yet generic enough to apply to all firms and business lines.

 

PROGRAM

 

The “Certified Expediter” program is available to all expediters, both members of EMA and non-members.  Certification requires successful completion of the EMA Training Program, which encompasses two separate modules: the EMA Basic Training Course A-98 and the EMA Advanced Training Course B-99, culminating in a final examination in which a score of 80% or higher must be achieved.
 

 

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