To represent yourself as an active MTI® holder in good standing and to uphold the prestige of your letters, you must meet the designation maintenance requirements annually.
All MTI® holders must renew their designation by their anniversary date (the date the designation was originally granted). You will receive reminders 4 weeks and 1 week prior to your deadline.
Designation holders who do not renew will be deemed to be “not in good standing.” You are no longer eligible to use the MTI® trademarks. If you continue to use the trademarks, then legal action may be taken. You will also be removed from the MTI® Directory.
The world we work and live in is constantly evolving. As a Trust Specialist, it is critical that you commit to lifelong learning and have a handle on the trends and issues that affect your industry and, most importantly, your clients.
CE content must build upon the knowledge and competencies within the MTI® Professional Competency Profile. Each MTI® is required to earn 12 continuing education (CE) hours per calendar year, starting the first full year after your earn your designation.
Courses can be taken from CSI or other external providers (e.g., community colleges, universities, other professional education providers or in-house at your employer). It is up to you to determine if a course meets CSI’s MTI® CE Course Guidelines. Make sure you retain supporting documents to confirm the completion of CE credits. Each year a percentage of MTI®s will be audited to verify the CE hours claimed on their designation renewal applications.
We have created a CE Finder Tool to help MTI® holders explore CSI professional development, ethics and compliance courses for designation holders.
Please Note: Continuing education serves as a tool for refreshing and enhancing your knowledge base. It’s important to note that designation holders are restricted from claiming Continuing Education (CE) credits for a course they’ve already completed in the prior CE cycle.
MTI® holders can track the number of CE credits completed and how many are needed within a specified cycle using CSI’s CE Tracker Tool. The CE Tracker is an interactive dashboard that serves as a central repository for MTI® holders to track and manage their CE requirements to maintain their MTI® designation.
The dashboard will display all courses completed through CSI and their associated credits. MTI®s can also add third-party credits completed through other providers. The tool allows users to download their CE transcript with the click of a button. To access the CE Tracker Tool:
Make sure you retain supporting documents to confirm the completion of CE credits. Each year, a percentage of MTI®s will be audited to verify the CE hours claimed on their designation renewal applications.
CSI will conduct periodic audits of MTI®s upon renewal of their designation to assess compliance with continuing education (CE) requirements. Designation holders must retain supporting documents to confirm the completion of CE credits.
Failure to comply with the request may result in the designation holder being declared “not in good standing.” This means they will no longer be able to use the MTI® trademarks.
Misstated or fraudulent reporting of CE credits will be reported to the Designation Ethics Committee as a violation of the MTI® Code of Ethics and will be considered according to the Ethical Misconduct Process.
MTI® holders must re-commit to the MTI® Code of Ethics each year.
To continue using the MTI® trademarks in your own marketing, MTI® holders must re-commit to the Certification Mark License Agreement each year.
MTI® holders are required to pay a non-refundable license fee of $325 each year.
MTI® holders are given the opportunity to reactivate their license after a lapse of up to 5 years. If your designation has lapsed for more than 5 years, you’ll be required to re-take and successfully complete the Case Application Examination and meet the work experience requirement in addition to agreeing to the MTI® Code of Ethics and the Certification Mark License Agreement.