CMI - Sales and Use Tax
In 1984, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation adopted a professional designation program, Certified Sales Tax Member (CSM), for qualified sales tax members. In 1998, the CSM was changed to CMI (Certified Member of the Institute). The Institute, through its CMI designation program, is the first to recognize professional achievement in sales and use taxation. This designation is widely known as a mark of achievement and distinction in the sales and use tax field.
Earning the CMI designation is both a personal achievement and a credit to the profession. The CMI designation is more than a mere credential; it is a demonstration of expertise in business sales and use taxation. Since the beginning of the CMI professional designation program in 1984, over 1,000 sales tax professionals have earned the CMI designation. By earning the CMI designation, you can add to these numbers and have your professional expertise recognized.
The major requirements for the Sales Tax Professional Designation include membership in the Institute, sales and use, excise, and/or gross receipts tax experience, successful completion of the IPT sales tax schools, other educational requirements, and successful completion of both comprehensive written and oral examinations. In addition, after attaining the CMI professional designation, certified members are required to continue their professional education by attendance at IPT and other approved educational programs. Full details on the Continuing Education Requirements for active CMIs may be found here.