Options for Course Recertification

Maintaining QM Certification for a course is an important component of delivering on your online learning promise. Recertification allows you to extend the original QM Certification for a course in a cost-effective manner for up to three more years. Even if your course became QM-Certified just this year, don’t wait to start planning for recertification — now is the time to think about it.

Higher Ed. QM-Managed Recertification Reviews

QM Certification for Higher Ed. courses is valid for five years. Higher Ed. Publisher course certification is valid for three years. 

The process for recertification is initiated prior to the original certification expiration and needs to be completed within three months of initiation. During the Recertification Review, all QM Standards applicable to the original review type are examined. A Recertification Review may be conducted only once for any course, and is valid for up to an additional three years. When that certification expires, the course needs to have a fresh Official Review.

  • QM-Managed - Recertification Review (HE)
    Review of a previously certified course that is nearing the original 5 year certification expiration date or if any changes (outlined in the QM Recertification Policy) have been made to the course which requires a review to be conducted sooner.
    Member Fee: $400Non-Member Fee: $650
  • QM-Managed - Recertification (Full - HE Pub.)
    Renewal of the certification of a previously certified course that is nearing the original 3 year certification expiration date or if any changes (outlined in the QM Recertification Policy) have been made to the course which requires a review to be conducted sooner. This is a review of a course in its entirety against all Specific Review Standards in the Higher Education Publisher Rubric.
    Member Fee: $900Non-Member Fee: $1440
  • QM-Managed - Recertification (Content - HE Pub.)
    Renewal of the certification of a previously certified course that is nearing the original 3 year certification expiration date or if any changes (outlined in the QM Recertification Policy) have been made to the course which requires a review to be conducted sooner. This is a review of a course against the Content ("C") Standards in the Higher Education Publisher Rubric. The findings and scores from a completed Template Review automatically populate into this Content Review to calculate an overall score. The organization certifies that the iteration of this course was built on the same template as the courses reviewed for the current template review on file with QM.
    Member Fee: $900Non-Member Fee: $1260

Higher Ed. Subscriber-Managed Recertification Reviews

Organizations with a Higher Education Full or System Subscription can choose to manage and conduct their own Recertification Reviews. In this case, your organization would handle all the paperwork, logistics, and reviewer payments. QM’s role is to provide supporting resources and to recognize courses that meet Standards in a Recertification Review. A Recertification Review may be conducted only once for any course, and is valid for up to an additional three years. When that certification expires, the course needs to have a fresh Official Review.

K-12 QM-Managed Recertification Reviews

QM Certification for K-12 courses is valid for five years. K-12 Publisher course certification is valid for three years. 

The process for recertification is initiated prior to the original certification expiration and needs to be completed within three months of initiation. During the Recertification Review, all QM Standards applicable to the original review type are examined. A Recertification Review may be conducted only once for any course, and is valid for up to an additional three years. When that certification expires, the course needs to have a fresh Official Review.

  • QM-Managed - Recertification (Full - K-12 Pub.)
    Renewal of the certification of a previously certified course that is nearing the original 3 year certification expiration date or if any changes (outlined in the QM Recertification Policy) have been made to the course which requires a review to be conducted sooner. This is a review of a course in its entirety against all Specific Review Standards in the K-12 Rubric designated as applicable to K-12 Publisher courses.
    Member Fee: $900Non-Member Fee: $1440
  • QM-Managed - Recertification (Content - K-12 Pub.)
    Renewal of the certification of a previously certified course that is nearing the original 3 year certification expiration date or if any changes (outlined in the QM Recertification Policy) have been made to the course which requires a review to be conducted sooner. This is a review of a course against the Content ("C") Standards in the K-12 Rubric designated as applicable to K-12 Publisher courses. The findings and scores from a completed Template Review automatically populate into this Content Review to calculate an overall score. The organization certifies that the iteration of this course was built on the same template as the courses reviewed for the current template review on file with QM.
    Member Fee: $900Non-Member Fee: $1260
  • QM-Managed - Recertification Review (Full - K-12)
    Review of a previously certified course that is nearing the original 5 year certification expiration date or if any changes (outlined in the QM Recertification Policy) have been made to the course which requires a review to be conducted sooner. This is a review of a course in its entirety against all Specific Review Standards in the K-12 Rubric.
    Member Fee: $400Non-Member Fee: $650
  • QM-Managed - Recertification Review (Content - K-12)
    Review of a previously certified course that is nearing the original 5 year certification expiration date or if any changes (outlined in the QM Recertification Policy) have been made to the course which requires a review to be conducted sooner. This is a review against the Content Standards ("C") in the K-12 Rubric. The findings and scores from a completed Template Review automatically populate into this Content Review to calculate an overall score. The organization certifies that the iteration of this course was built on the same template as the courses reviewed for the current template review on file with QM.
    Member Fee: $400Non-Member Fee: $650

K-12 Subscriber-Managed Official Reviews

Organizations with a K-12 Subscriber-Managed Review License can choose to manage and conduct their own Official Course Reviews. This entails management of all paperwork, logistics, and reviewer payments. During an official Subscriber-Managed Course Review, you have access to the same QM tools — the CRMS — as those used in official QM-Managed Reviews, plus additional resources. QM’s role is to provide supporting resources and to recognize courses that meet Standards in an official QM Course Review. QM staff review the process and verify the awarding of the QM Certification Mark for courses that meet or exceed quality expectations.

CPE Recertification Reviews

QM Certification for Continuing and Professional Education courses is valid for five years. 

The process for recertification is initiated prior to the original certification expiration and needs to be completed within three months of initiation. During the Recertification Review, all QM Standards applicable to the original review type are examined. A Recertification Review may be conducted only once for any course, and is valid for up to an additional three years. When that certification expires, the course needs to have a fresh Official Review.

  • QM-Managed - CPE Recertification (less than 20 course hours)
    Review of a previously certified course, in which course-takers’ total time is less than 20 hours, that is nearing the original certification expiration date or requiring recertification sooner due to course changes.
    Member Fee: $650Non-Member Fee: $1150
  • QM-Managed - CPE Recertification (20 to 45 course hours)
    Review of a previously certified course, in which course-takers’ total time is 20 to 45 hours, that is nearing the original certification expiration date or requiring recertification sooner due to course changes.
    Member Fee: $750Non-Member Fee: $1150