Renew

Certifications must be renewed every 2 years to be considered Active Status and listed in the Meditation Specialist Directory. Renewal applications are due April 30th.

RENEWAL REQUIRES that the Meditation Specialist adhere to the Code of Ethics as well as:

  • Continue to be in good standing in their work environment.
  • Be in active practice in Meditation.
  • Provide documentation of active learning through continuing education as described below.
  • Attend three audio monthly conference calls per year.
  • Attend one Center for Meditation Science event within the 2 year period in person or web based recording of any event.

Successful completion of specified contact hours of Continuing Education in Alternative and Complementary medicine and/or Meditation within the two year period preceding the date of expiration of the certification period.   At least forty percent (40%) of the contact hours must directly address Evidence – based relaxation and meditation practices.  The remaining contact hours can be related to alternative and complementary methods of practice; studies that facilitate self-care and growth; and transformation within a holistic context. Alternative options for Continuing Education Units can be considered by the Board. The contact hours must be approved by a licensing board, credentialing body, educational institution or other qualified individual or organization.  Appropriate documentation of continued education (such as certificates of completion) must be submitted with application for renewal.

Active Certifications must be renewed every two years to be considered Active Status. Non-renewals will be put on the INACTIVE list for 12 months.  In order to reactivate, an applicant must have completed the renewal form and submit appropriate late fee. Inactive status does not give permission to use meditation specialist credentials nor to receive any discounts on products or trainings.

LAPSED STATUS

Once you have lapsed you must retake all exams prior to becoming re-certified and are not eligible to use the epithet, MSI-BC, CMSII-BC or APMSIII-BC, if your certification has not been renewed by the expiration date.  Renewals packets including a renewal application, documentation for contact hours and the application fee must be postmarked by April 30th of the renewal year.

Renewal Details for Each Certification Level

Meditation Specialist I (MSI-BC)

Renewal of certification consists of 50 hours of continuing education in addition to,  75 teaching hours over a period of 2 years.  Renewal cost: $200

Renewal requires submission of several documents no later than April 30th. These include:

  1. Renewal Application form
  2. Renewal fee for MSI-BC $200

Late fees in addition to standard renewal fee.  Renewal packets postmarked after April 30th will be accessed a late fee as follows:

  • Up to 90 days $75
  • Beyond 90 days and up to 12 months $175

Packets submitted beyond 12 months will not be accepted.  Applicants are required to retake the online and practicum exam before being re-instated.   Appeals for exceptions require NMS Board review and   be will be considered only once in the Certification.

Clinical Meditation Specialist II (CMSII-BC)

Renewal of certification consists of 50 hours of continuing education in addition to, 75 teaching hours over a period of 2 years.

Renewal requires submission of several documents no later than April 30th. These include:

  1. Renewal Application form
  2. Renewal fee for CMSII-BC $225

Late fees in addition to standard renewal fee.  Renewal packets postmarked after April 30th will be accessed a late fee as follows:

  • Up to 90 days $75
  • Beyond 90 days and up to 12 months $175

Packets submitted beyond 12 months will not be accepted.  Applicants are required to retake the online and practicum exam before being reinstated.   Appeals for exceptions require NMS Board review and   be will be considered only once in the Certification.

Advanced Practice Meditation Specialist III (APMSIII-BC)

Renewal of certification consists of 50 hours of continuing education in addition to, 75 teaching hours over a period of 2 years.

Renewal requires submission of several documents no later than April 30th. These include:

  1. Renewal Application form
  2. Renewal fee for APMSIII-BC $250

Late fees in addition to standard renewal fee.  Renewal packets postmarked after April 30th will be accessed a late fee as follows:

  • Up to 90 days $75
  • Beyond 90 days and up to 12 months $175

Packets submitted beyond 12 months will not be accepted.  Applicants are required to retake the online and practicum exam before being re-instated.   Appeals for exceptions require NMS Board review and   be will be considered only once in the Certification.