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CMM: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the CMM Program?
The CMM (Certified Minerals Manager) Program is an educational self-study course exclusively through the NARO Foundation designed to increase your knowledge of minerals management. To complete the Program, you must accumulate education credits and pass the three exams affiliated with your selected level of the Program. The CMM Program has two levels:
Associate - Associate Level Certification is designed for the individual who wishes to increase his/her base of knowledge in managing personal or family mineral properties. The individual may not receive monetary compensation except for managing personal or family mineral interests.
Professional - Professional Level Certification is designed for the individual who is currently, or plans to be involved in any aspect of managing, administration or development of oil and gas properties. Trust officers, landmen and attorneys can benefit from this level.
What is required to complete my chosen level of the Program?You must be a NARO member in good standing as well as complete a CMM Program Registration Form (Professional Level) or CMM Program Registration Form (Associate Level) in order to participate in the Program. There are 3 Exams affiliated with each level of the Program. You must obtain a passing grade for all three exams in order to
complete the Program. You must also complete the number of education credits required of your chosen level of the Program, including one (1) Ethics Credit.
Associate - 20 education credits. Professional - 50 education credits.
How do I accumulate education credit hours?
Associate– Attend NARO sponsored events such as conventions, review classes and seminars. You must submit an Affidavit of Attendance to receive educational credits.
– Attend NARO sponsored events such as conventions, review classes and seminars. Many oil and gas related educational classes and educational events count towards some education credits for the CMM Program. You may submit credits retroactively up to five years prior at the time of your registration for the CMM Program. You also may use past oil and gas professional experience and current industry related certifications towards education credits. There are limitation so please see the CMM Policies and Procedures.
You'll find the Affidavit of Attendance
for submitting education credits located below.
How and where do I take CMM Exams?
Exams I & II are held at all of the state chapter meetings throughout the year, as well as at the National Convention in the fall.
To sit for a CMM Exam requires PRIOR registration with the CMM Registrar at the NARO National office. You are not required to pay for all exams up front (i.e. today); however, you are required to register for the exams (and pay for them) prior to actually sitting for an exam. In order to sit for the final exam (Exam III), you are required to pre-register (and pay) for the exam AND
must have completed and submitted all of the prerequisite education credits affiliated with your level of the Program (Professional or Associate).
Can I sit for multiple exams at once?You may elect to take exams I & II at one time. However, at most state NARO meetings, they have a single exam time. The time allotted for the exams is
usually 60 minutes. If you elect to take multiple exams (exams I & II) at a single sitting, you will be allotted 90 minutes, not 120. The National Convention does offer TWO exam times.
What is the CMM Review Course?The Review Course is an 8 hour educational course and the fee to attend is $150, plus the cost of the booklet. It is offered multiple times during the year to individuals participating in the CMM Program as an
exam preparation. This course is also available for audit to those not currently enrolled in the CMM Program. HOWEVER, those that intend to audit this Course must still pre-register and pay the $150 fee to attend. Auditing this Course will not enroll you in Exams or any other aspect of the Program. Additionally, it does not include registration for any NARO Convention, or vice versa.
The Course is elective to the program, although most participants choose to attend at some point. This Course is 8 hours, generally from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You can register to participate in the Course using the NARO CMM Program Registration Form located in the toolkit at the top of the page.
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**DATES AND LOCATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
NARO Oklahoma Convention
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July 21 & 22, 2019 Austin
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October 22, 2019
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*Those that intend to audit this Course must still pre-register and pay the $150 fee to attend. Auditing this Course will not enroll you in Exams or any other aspect of the Program. Additionally, it does not include registration for any NARO Convention, or vice versa.
Register for CMM Exams 1 & 2
CMM Exams 1 & 2 will be offered at the following locations and dates, Each convention has its own exam registration. Click the convention state name to visit that page. You can also register on the phone with the National Office Staff, 918-794-1660:
May 24, 2019 OKC
July 23, 2019 Austin
NARO National Convention
October 22, 2019 Pittsburgh