So, you've earned your RLLD or CLLM. Congratulations on your achievement. You worked hard for the designation and we encourage you to proudly display your credentials. ALM certifications renew every three years. In order to be eligible for renewal, you must participate in continuing education. Contact hours are tracked for ALM members as a benefit of membership. Non-members can pay a tracking fee of $75 (every three years) in order to maintain their certification. Continuing education requirements are as follows:
Certified Laundry and Linen Managers (CLLM) - must earn at least 45 contact hours in each renewal cycle. Of those 45 hours, 25 hours must be earned in educational programming specific to the laundry and linen industry. The remaining 20 hours can be earned in applicable general management courses.
Registered Laundry and Linen Directors (RLLD) - must earn at least 45 contact hours in each renewal cycle. Of those 45
hours, 30 hours must be earned in educational programming specific to
the laundry and linen industry. The remaining 15 hours can be earned in
applicable general management courses.
There are a number of ways to earn contact Hours:
Submit proof of participation certificates for education received through non-ALM sources to firstname.lastname@example.org. Credit will be awarded for the programs listed below as indicated.
National ALM Programs
ALM members who hold an ALM certification and attend the ALM Conference, Laundry & Linen College or live Webinar program are automatically credited with the appropriate continuing education credit as a benefit of membership.
ALM Chapter Event
ALM Chapter manage this process differently. When attending a chapter meeting, continuing education credit is awarded for the educational component by either awarding each attendee with a certificate or collecting attendance information on a roster. Ask the chapter representative if they will be submitting these to the national office for you or if that is a process handled by each individual.
Other Educational Programs
Many programs issue a certificate of attendance complete with program title, date and duration. ALM members holding a certification may submit copies of the certificate by email or fax to the national headquarters. For those programs where certificates are not issued simply complete the pertinent information on the continuing education tracking sheet and submit to the national headquarters.
Individuals who hold ALM certifications earn contact hours for presenting educational programs as well as reward the participants with contact hours. When presenting for programs not coordinated by ALM (client education, in-house education, chapter meetings, etc.), contact ALM for a uniform roster and certificate of participation to submit to ALM so your participant's contact hours will be recorded.
Contact hour tracking is updated monthly