In order to ensure that only qualified members sit for the Examination, an applicant must have a minimum of two hundred and fifty (250) credits earned through any combination of the following:

A. Ten (10) credits for a high school diploma or GED;
B. Twenty (20) credits for a 2 year Associate‟s degree(s) or technical or vocational educational certificate from a state or
            federally approved program (transcript required) and/or;
C. Forty (40) credits for a 4 year college degree (transcript required);
D. Twenty (20) credits for a doctorate or equivalent postgraduate degree;
E. Forty (40) credits (maximum based on 10 credits per recognized certification) upon showing proof of at least one recognized                certification (e.g. SAMS, NAMS, CFE, CPCU, etc.);
F. One Hundred (100) credits (maximum) for experience calculated at ten (10) credits a year                                                                        for up to ten (10) years in a field, directly or indirectly, related to marine matters, criminology/law enforcement, or insurance; 

G. One Hundred (100) points (maximum) for training, a minimum of fifty (50) points of which must be from IAMI sponsored                      training. Attendance at an IAMI Annual Training Seminar is counted as thirty (30) points (or 10 points per day for a Regional                for the purpose of sitting for the exam. Credit shall be given for attending Annual Training Seminars and Regional Training                  Seminars within the last five (5) years. Other non-IAMI subject related training shall be calculated at five (5) points each                      within the last five (5) years;
H. Twenty (20) credits (maximum) for courses or lectures taught within the last five (5) years calculated at five (5) credits for                    each with a maximum of four (4); and,
I. Twenty (20) credits (maximum) for books, articles, or papers authored within the last five (5) years, calculated at five (5)                       credits for each with a maximum of four (4). 

Credits shall be claimed on the application to sit for the Examination.  All supporting documentation must be submitted with the application.