Certified Municipal Registrar certification is mandatory for Local Registrars within six months of appointment. CMR certification is available to, but not mandatory for, individuals serving as Deputy, Alternate Deputy or Sub-Registrar.
CMR Initial Training Course Schedule
March 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2013
April 10, 17, 24and May 1, 2013
May 10,17, 24, 31, 2013
You must attend every day of the course to be eligible to sit for the examination. Class runs from 9 AM to 4 PM.
There are no fees to attend the course, but you must be appointed or pending appointment to a Registrar position in order to attend the Course.
You must register a minimum of one week prior to the first day of the course.
No coffee, refreshments or lunch are provided. Students will be responsible for lunch on their own.
Students are responsible for printing the Registrar’s Manual prior to attending the course and to bring the manual to class. Instructions to print the manual will be provided when your registration is confirmed.
Registrars who have obtained CMR certification must obtain 18 recertification credits between the date of issuance and the date of expiration in order to recertify. Once recertified the recertification credits revert to zero and 18 new recertification credits must be earned prior to expiration of the current CMR certification. Individuals who fail to meet the recertification requirement must retake an Initial CMR training course and pass the examination to be reinstated as a CMR. Local Registrars and Deputy Registrars who fail to recertify cannot serve as Registrar or Deputy until being reinstated and therefore cannot perform registrar duties, unless reappointed as an Alternate or Sub-registrar. A 3 month extension to the due date for obtaining the 18 recertification credits can only be awarded to CMR’s who provide verifiable medical documentation establishing their inability to obtain the required recertification credits over the 3 year recertification period. No other extensions will be authorized.
The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry is proud to announce the following self-study recertification courses. There is no cost to take the self-study courses.
C11566 - A Practicum in Corrections
3 Recertification Credits is an at home study course in Record Modification and the new REG-34 Amendment Form. Individuals who register for this course will receive all course materials via email. The course will be completed and the examination portion will be faxed to the State for review, scoring and award of recertification credits as per the instructions included with the course materials.
C11567 - E-Learning Cause of Death Recording
3 Recertification Credits is an on-line training course in proper completion of medical information and cause of death on the death certificate and the death registration process. The course is designed with the EDRS in mind and examples are shown using actual screen captures. The course provides a wide variety of information and at the conclusion of the course there is a short examination and a certificate of completion can be printed. This course highlights the new electronic methodology that will be utilized for the development of additional courses in the future. Individuals who register for this course will receive notification of how to access the course on-line via a standard Internet connection.
Individuals wishing to take advantage of either training course should send an email to the Assistant State Registrar, ().
The email must indicate the course(s) you wish to attend and provide your full name, CMR #, municipality and county in which you are employed as well as your Title (Registrar, Deputy Registrar, Alternate Deputy Registrar or Sub-Registrar).
There is no time limit in which the complete either course, but credit is not awarded until the course examination has been scored.
2012 CMR Recertification Course Schedule
Courses to be determined
Back to Basix
Corrections – Level I
Certified Copy Issuance
EDRS Review & Updates
EDRS – Funeral Director
Marriage/Civil Union & DP
Corrections – Level II
Vital Records Administration
Corrections - Level III
A Practicum in Corrections
e-Learning Cause of Death Reporting
Ethics and Internal Controls
Workplace and Community Diversity
Fair-Open vs NonFair-Open
State Registrar Presentation
Updates & Records Retention
Bergen/Passaic Reg Mtg
CNJ Reg Assoc Mtg
Spring Reg Assoc Mtg
Bergen County Reg Assoc Mtg
Salem County Reg Assoc Mtg
Salem County File Management
Bergen Passaic County Reg Mtg
Entitled or Not
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
It's All Vital
Save a Tree - Use IT
Getting the Best Bank for your buck
Union County Reg Mtg
Spring Reg Assoc Mtg
AC Business Mtg
AC DRM Presentation
AC Registrar Presentation
2010 AC Business Mtg
Identity Theft Security
Preparing for your VS Audit
Maintained by Office of Vital Statistics and Registry for information on registering, amending or obtaining copies of vital records please contact us toll-free nationwide at 1-866-649-8726 or for individuals within the 609 area code at (609) 292-4087.