Why Certify?

  1. Demonstrates commitment to profession
  2. Builds self-esteem
  3. Reflects achievement
  4. Enhances your profession’s image
  5. Establishes professional credentials
  6. Improves career opportunities and advancement
  7. May provide increased earning potential
  8. Improves skill and knowledge
  9. Prepares you for greater on-the-job responsibilities
  10. Offers greater professional recognition from peers


Eligibility Criteria

Journey Toward TAGME Certification

Candidates must satisfy specific eligibility requirements to embark on their journey or to maintain the C-TAGME credential. It is the candidate’s responsibility to fully comply with all procedures and
deadlines to establish eligibility for the assessment(s). 

Assessment Fee

All payments will be received online during the time of application. Paypal account and/or credit card is acceptable; there is no other payment option.

When to Apply

Initial and Maintenance of Certification

Applications for 2021 will be accepted from April 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021. Click HERE to access TAGME’s Applicant Portal.

Application Completion

Applications must be complete, including supporting documention, by 11:59 p.m. (CDT) on May 31, 2021.  No late or incomplete applications will be reviewed.

Knowledge Content Areas

  • Academic curriculum
  • Required annual surveys
  • Program reporting
  • Milestones
  • Evaluations
  • CCCs
  • Procedure logs
  • Site visits
  • Web navigation
  • CLER
  • Learning and work environment
  • Recruitment

Assessment Resources Currently in Use – use only these for assessment (2021 ASSESSMENT DOCUMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON)

We are pleased to present the 2019 
189 initial candidates
 that have successfully achieved certification, and the 66 TAGME members maintaining membership by successfully completing the Maintenance of Certification assessment. Congratulations to all!

Annette Lemire, C-TAGME, President

2019 Certification Assessment Pass Rates

Assessment Group

Pass Rate

Average Score

2018 Retakes 44% 77%
2019 Initial Attempt 46% 76%
2019 Initial Re-take Attempt 44% 78%
2019 MOC Attempt 75% 82%
2019 MOC Re-take Attempt 78% 83%