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CeMA exam rates to increase on December 1, 2003

EAST GREENWICH, RI ---OCTOBER 20, 2003 -- The eMarketing Association (eMA) today announced a rate increase for it's Certified eMarketing Associate Certification (CeMA). Rates for the certification, which is recognized worldwide, will increase by 100% on December 1, 2003. Robert Fleming, President of the eMA said, " We regret this increase in the cost of certification. For the past 3 years the CeMA certification has been subsidized by grants from private business. These grants enabled the eMA to operate the program at a very low cost to marketers wishing to achieve this credential. However on December 1, those financial arrangements will terminate, and have not been renewed, leaving us in the position where an increase is necessary to sustain the program. Contracts with individual State Departments of Education will continue at the contracted rates, as will contracts with foreign countries." he said. Mr.. Fleming added "We will honor the current rates posted on our website until December 1 when the increase goes into effect . The Certified eMarketer Certification (CeM) will not be affected by this increase".

The eMarketing Association (eMA) is the worlds largest international association of marketing professionals, companies, students and governments. The eMA provides marketing resources, services, research, certifications, educational programs and events to its members and the marketing community. The eMA works with a number of organizations, companies and governments on issues related to eCommerce. The eMA has members in over 30 countries around the world, and sponsors or manages over 60 events a year. Over 3,000 marketers have enrolled in eMA online courses and thousands of eMarketing professionals and students have achieved certification status.