The ADMC accreditation requires annual maintenance. That maintenance is either in the form of a Reaffirmation or a Renewal. For two years after earning accredited status, an ADMC must Reaffirm that all of the information provided is still true. In the third year after earning accreditation, an ADMC must Renew. (Visit ADMC Renewal to learn more about how the Renewal process works.)
ADMC Reaffirmation Process
Each year an ADMC will receive a notice with instructions on how to complete the Reaffirmation (or Renewal).
- Reaffirmation notice is sent to ADMC in July
- ADMC must complete the Reaffirmation form and pay the Reaffirmation fee
- $125 - Members
- $250 - Non-members
- Submit current Certificate of Insurance to ADMEI
2020 COVID Exceptions
- Corporate / Operations Status will be through the first quarter of 2020 (31 March)
- Insurance status and proof will be through first quarter of 2020
- If your DMCP has been furloughed or laid off, you may use the name of the DMCP that you employed during the first quarter of 2020
- Client references section has been adjusted to the last 18 months
- The number of program numbers will likely be considerably lower and this will not affect your eligibility to reaffirm
Notice of Name Change, Transfer of Ownership, and/or Acquisition/Merger/Sale
Accredited DMCs are required to promptly notify the Commission regarding any information that reflects significant changed circumstance in the business, eligibility, geographic scope, corporate status or structure, insurance, financial, or any other information that is modified from that provided to the Commission with the initial application or renewal form, including but not limited to change of name, transfer of ownership, or the merger, consolidation, or acquisition/sale of the DMC (see Change of Ownership form below). Such notice does not imply automatic transfer of Accreditation.
Revocation of Accreditation Status
Accreditation may be subject to revocation for the following reasons:
- The DMC has made a material misstatement on the application or in any representation to the Commission, whether intentional or unintentional
- The DMC no longer meets one or more of the ADMC Program Standards
- Non-payment of accreditation Reaffirmation or Renewal fees.
No DMC's accreditation shall be revoked unless the accredited company is first notified of the Commission's intent to review its status in a manner that delivery of such notice can be validated, and the reason for which the organization's accreditation is being reviewed. The DMC will be given thirty (30) days to correct the problems that the Commission identifies as jeopardizing the DMC's accredited status. If, in the Commission's determination, the problems have not been corrected after thirty (30) days, accreditation will be revoked. This decision may be appealed to the DMC Accreditation Appeals Committee. The company may reapply for accreditation no less than twelve (12) months after the date of the revocation of accreditation or at any time thereafter.
If an ADMC knowingly falls out of compliance with the ADMC program standards during its accreditation period, the DMC must notify ADMEI. The DMC will be given sixty (60) days to correct the problem, and the procedure will continue as described in the above paragraph. Failure to notify ADMEI under such circumstances may result in revocation of accreditation.