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Registration Options

Registration is an important consideration when planning your activity. There are two registration options to choose from:

Option 1: MiCME Registration

This is the preferred method. Registration and credit card payments are handled by MiCME. MiCME is approved for use through the University of Michigan Treasurer’s Office and it ensures that your participants have a MiCME account, which is required to claim credit, fill out evaluations and download certificates. Learn more about MiCME Registration.

Option 2: Departmental Registration

Departments are responsible for the entire registration process. Registration and credit card payments are handled by the departments, typically through an outside vendor. In addition, departments are responsible for getting participants to create a MiCME account in order to claim credit, fill out evaluations and download certificates. Learn more about Departmental Registration.

The chart below highlights the differences between the two options.

  Option 1: MiCME Registration Option 2: Departmental Registration
MiCME Account
(required to claim credit, complete evaluation, print certificate)
Registrants create accounts during the registration process Department is responsible for making sure their participants create a MiCME account
Registration form and confirmation email OCME staff work with you to develop registration forms and confirmation emails to meet your needs Department is responsible for setting up their registration needs
Credit card payments Payments processed through MiCME. Registration revenue, less all credit card and processing fees, will be transferred by OCME&LL back to the Department. Note: MiCME is PCI compliant and approved for use by the University of Michigan Treasurer's Office. Department accepts and processes payments.
Check payments Departments process check payments, notify OCME staff to enter payments received into MiCME Department accepts and processes payments.
Shortcode payments Departments monitor registration reports for shortcode payments. Department processes payment. Department accepts and processes payments.
Receipts Accessible to participants via their MiCME account Department maintains receipts
Claiming Credits Participants login into their MiCME account to claim credits, complete evaluation, print certificate Department is responsible for making sure the participants have a MiCME account.
Fees The fee for using MiCME Registration is included in the annual funding by Departments. Varies depending on the registration system used.