Certified MISMO Standards Professional -
Participation Points Details
Candidates must acquire 100 CMSP Points in order to sit for the CMSP Exam. The required points can be obtained through a combined accumulation of Education and Participation points or the 100 point total may be accumulated strictly through Participation points.
• Participation Points: Successful candidates must earn a minimum of 25 Industry Participation points to be certified. Candidates may earn up to 100 participation points.
• Participation points may be earned as follows:
o MISMO Summit attendance - 4 points for each Summit (1 point per day)
o MISMO leadership position (chair/vice-chair of committee or workgroup, or board of directors, etc) -
Chair / Vice Chair - 5 points per year
IM / AWG Representatives - 3 points per year
o Workgroup attendance - 3 points per year per workgroup:
3 points per Workgroup with 66% attendance
1 point per Workgroup with 33% attendance
"Workgroup attendance" is defined as follows: "During the calendar year, candidate attends at least XX% of scheduled workgroup / committee meetings, including conference call and in-person meetings at MISMO Summits as reflected on meeting minutes." 2
If a candidate does not qualify under the standard definition of workgroup participation as noted above, the candidate may appeal. Appeals will be managed by the Education Council through a standard process.
o MISMO Summit Education panel / presentation - 2 points
o Part of the team who update the MISMO Reference Model (e.g., direct modifications to the XML Schema) - 5 points for each version (plays a direct role in the 'seven page process' that results in a published build of the model)
o Referenced as a contributor in a white paper, an I-Guide, other work product - 5 points for each work product
Situations where participants who would otherwise have published as contributors but who could not be included on the published list of contributors will be taken into consideration.
o Miscellaneous (not intended to be an exhaustive list):
Author a published mortgage industry article on MISMO standards and/or work products - 2 points
Serve on an Industry Panel / Presentation representing MISMO topics (e.g. ALTA, PRIA, MBA, other conference) - 2 points
o Education Operating Council specific participation points:
Education Operating Council members who opined / provided feedback into certification program structure and details will earn 5 participation points
Education Operating Council members who develop the certification exam will be awarded 25 Certification Exam points.
Education Operating Council members who contributed to the development of specific MISMO IGOL courses will earn points as follows:
• Candidates who contributed throughout the course development process as course content developers, editors, and instructors will be awarded 25 points for each course.
• Candidates who did not participate in the course development process but contributed largely as course instructors will be awarded 5 points per lesson.