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Certified Mineral Manager (CMM)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the CMM Program?

    The CMM (Certified Mineral Manager) Program is an educational self study course exclusively through NARO designed to increase your knowledge of minerals management. To complete the Program, you must accumulate a certain amount of education credits and pass the three exams affiliated with your selected level of the Program. The CMM Program has two levels:

    Associate - Candidates are individuals wanting to increase their knowledge on how to better manage personal or family interests.
    Professional - Candidates are individuals using the certification in a business enterprise. 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 Program Registration Form 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 submit a number of education credits required of your chosen level of the Program. Half of all credits must come from NARO related events.

    Associate - 20 education credit hours.
    Professional - 50 education credit hours.

  • How do I accumulate education credit hours?

    Most oil and gas related classes/events count towards some credit for the CMM Course. You may submit credits retroactively up to one year prior at your CMM enrollment. You may also use past oil and gas professional experience towards credit hours. Half of all education credits required to complete your certification MUST be NARO related events: Events. You'll find the Affidavit of Attendance for submitting education credit hours located below.

  • How and where do I take CMM Exams?

    Exams I & II are held at all of our state chapter meetings throughout the year, as well as at our National Convention in the fall. To sit for a CMM Exam requires PRIOR registration with 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 submit all of the required credit hours 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 chapter meetings, they have a single exam time. The time allotted for the exams is 60 minutes. If you elect to take multiple exams (exams I & II) at a single sitting, you will be allotted 90 minutes. The National Convention does offer TWO exam times.

    Exam dates:

    2018 NARO PA Conv Thursday March 22 @9am *Exams offered - Professional and Associate Exams 1 & 2

    2018 NARO OK Conv Friday May 4 @ 7:30am *Exams offered - Professional and Associate Exams 1 & 2

    2018 NARO ND Conv Thursday June 28 @11am *Exams offered - Professional and Associate Exams 1 & 2

    2018 NARO TX Conv Wednesday July 18 @1pm *Exams offered - Professional and Associate Exams 1 & 2

    2018 NARO Natl Conv Thursday October 18 @10am *Exams offered - Professional and Associate Exams 1, 2 & 3

    2018 NARO Natl Conv Friday October 19 @7:30am *Exams offered - Professional and Associate Exams 1, 2 & 3

    Please note that these exam times ARE subject to change. The schedule for the NARO National Convention (including CMM Exam time and date) can be found in the July 2018 issue of the ROAR newsletter OR on our website Event page.

  • What is the CMM Review Course?

    The Review Course is an 8 hour educational course and the fee to attend is $150It 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

  • Register for the CMM Review Course Here:

    2018 CMM Review Course

    The Review Course will be offered at the following locations and dates:


    Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 - Hosted at 2018 NARO Pennsylvania Convention
    Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 - Hosted at 2018 NARO Oklahoma Convention

    Tues, July 17th 1pm-5pm & Weds. July 18th, 2018 8am-Noon - Hosted at 2018 NARO Texas Convention

    Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 - Hosted at 2018 NARO National Convention


CMM Policies and Procedures.pdf

CMM Program Registration Form.pdf

CMM Affidavit of Attendance.pdf

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