You are not required to be a Member to become Certified or purchase an e-learning class on IOFM.com. Membership and Certification are two different products on IOFM.com.
That being said, the two products are designed to complement each other. IOFM Members have 24/7 access to the tools and support they need to implement the skills learned in our world-class Certification programs. It's one step to learn what best practices are; it's another undertaking to identify areas for improvement in your own workflows and have the resources and answers you need to make the changes. Don't waste your time scouring the internet – and don't be left out the loop. IOFM Membership provides immediate access to the must-have information you can trust – from policy manual templates to direct access to experts who will personally answer your specific questions.
Not only that, but Certified Members are entitled to 5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) annually — a third of the yearly requirement (15 CEUs) — and discounts to high CEU-earning opportunities, like the Spring or Fall APP2P Conference & Expo or our series of Compliance Webinars. Membership makes it easier to maintain your Certification for years to come.