Certification is valid for a three year period from the date of original certification. SCDM Certified Clinical Data Management professionals (CCDMs) may renew their certification upon submission of a completed and valid renewal application. By renewing, CCDMs demonstrate their willingness to continue to advance within the field and commitment to continued growth in both knowledge and competency in clinical data management.
The CCDM® renewal application must be submitted along with the following additional documentation for applications including Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned from non SCDM educational opportunities:
- Continuing Education Unit (“CEU”) Submission Form, (required for non-SCDM CEU courses only).
- Non-IACET CEU Affidavit form including course description, presenter biography, and certificate of successful completion (where applicable).
- CEU certificates from all educational events (Non-SCDM)
To renew certification, candidates must acquire a minimum of 1.8 CEUs within three years of the date of the candidates CCDM Certificate. This time frame begins from the date of most recent certification
Obtaining CEUs through Educational Training and Conferences
SCDM requires that at least 60% of CEUs come from clinical data management (CDM) specific training.
SCDM allows up to 40% of CEUs to come from non-CDM specific training such as SCDM volunteer activities. SCDM recommends that CEU applicants consider the CCDM® Core Competencies when choosing any non-CDM specific training. For further explanation, view the CEU & Percentage Credit Breakdown Chart (Appendix 7).
SCDM will accept CEU certificates for training completed within organizations that offer IACET CEUs. CEU certificates must be provided for each training course completed. These may be submitted on an ongoing basis prior to renewal in order to establish their applicability for renewal purposes. Certificates for CEUs from public/nonprofit organizations (SoCRA, DIA, ACRP, Universities) as well as private organizations (Barnett, EDC and Beyond, etc.), will be considered equally; however, internal company specific training is not acceptable for purposes of CCDM renewal.
CEU certificates for training offered by organizations that do NOT offer IACET CEUs are accepted only when the applicant has submitted the Non-IACET CEU Affidavit Form to SCDM Administrative Office the training is approved by SCDM, in its sole discretion. It is recommended to confirm with SCDM by contacting us @ [email protected] whether such training will be accepted as part of a CCDM renewal application prior to submitting said application.
* CEU Certificates must include the following:
- Workshop title
- Date of offering
- Name of sponsoring organization
- Specific number of CEUs issued (when issued, or contact hours when no CEUs have been issued)
- Signature and date of representative from sponsoring organization (or other form of formal authentication)
Tracking of CEUs:
SCDM Members and Non-Members can track their CEUs Via their profiles on SCDM Community platform.