The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Program
Setting the Standard of Excellence
Through the CMP Program, individuals who are currently employed in meeting management have the opportunity to pursue continuing education, increased industry involvement and industry-wide recognition by achieving the CMP designation. The requirements for certification are based on professional experience and academic examination.
The elite CMP community now numbers in the thousands, with representatives in every sector of the industry -- from corporations and associations to governmental and institutional organizations.
The CMP certification program is a two-part process in which you must complete the CMP application to demonstrate your eligibility, and then successfully pass a written examination covering the functions performed in meeting management.
You may apply for the CMP at any time. Once approved, you have one year to take and pass the CMP exam before you have to reapply. Eligible applicants are notified via email from CIC. Candidates have one (1) year from the time that they are notified of their eligibility to pay the exam fee and take and pass the examination.
The CMP examination is administered at secure testing centers. Here are some local testing offices:
PROMETRIC TEST CENTER 5330 Primrose Drive Suite # 200 FAIR OAKS, CA 95628
2203: PROMETRIC TEST CENTER 2295 S. Virginia Street #16 RENO, NV 89502
There are also testing centers in San Jose, San Francisco and Fresno. To view a list of all the testing center, click here.
2017 Testing Windows: Testing windows are 10 days and offered four times a year. Scheduling for the test is allowed 6 months prior to the test.
|May 5-14, 2017
||CMP and CMP-HC
|August 4-13, 2017
|November 3-11, 2017
||CMP and CMP-HC
For more information on requirements, applications, deadlines and other exam locations visit the Convention Industry Council's CMP page.
CLICK HERE for the CMP Certification Handbook
Current MPISSN CMP Study Group Leaders:
Marcia Durst, CMP
Durst Event Strategies
Heather Tanfani, CMP
Tamara Williams, CMP
If you’re thinking about taking the CMP exam, join the MPI/SSN 2017 study group orientation on Thursday, January 12 at 5:30 pm. Email the group facilitators Heather Tanfani at HT@Eventswebpage.com or Marcia Durst Marcia@DurstEvents.com for orientation details. The group have evening meeting twice a month February through May.
The Five Best Reasons to Join the MPI/SSN Study Group
- Help organize your study material and break it down to manageable modules
- Get tools and tips on studying and sitting for the exam
- Learn about MPI scholarships for application and exam fees
- Improve your test-taking skills with practice questions and mock-exams
- Get support from your peers!
A minimum of 2 people is needed to create a study group.
Important Resources to prepare for the CMP exam:
CMP Practice Exams
Purchase Study Materials
Professional Convention Managers' Association CMP page
Did you know that there are lots of mentors within MPISSN who are willing to help you become a CMP?! There is a wonderful group of CMP mentors, who would be happy to help you with your CMP questions and review the process with you! Request the list from Jennifer Flohr.
Recertification applications must be completed through your online CIC profile. CIC will no longer accept paper applications and all materials must be submitted online. Just login to your CIC account, document your recertification requirements and, when your recertification is due, submit your application for review. Click here for more information.
Download the CMP Recertification Handbook
Special Recertification Notice
To recertify your CMP designation, your application must include proof of both EXPERIENCE and EDUCATION. Visit the CIC website for complete details.
The Global Certification in Meeting Management (CMM)
The CMM offers senior level meeting professionals the opportunity for:
* Education in strategic thinking and acting,
* Global certification and industry recognition,
* Potential career advancement,
* Senior-level networking community.
You may already be a part of strategic management within your organization or have the potential to be recognized as contributing substantially to an organization's bottom line. If so, the CMM designation offers you the potential to make substantial additional progress in this endeavor. It also offers you the prestige that accompanies a premiere, worldwide designation in the meetings industry!
By focusing on management issues critical to advancing in the meeting industry, the course can benefit all senior meeting and event professionals-whether you seek the prestige and career rewards that come with the CMM designation, or the training in senior management processes and inspiration that improve your strategic planning skills.
Through a four-step process, candidates progress deeper into strategic thinking and acting. These steps include acceptance into the program and successful participation in an educational journey through the following three aspects of the program:
Part I PRE-RESIDENCY - Active participation in an MPI learning group using technology and various reading assignments;
Part II RESIDENCY - Attendance at an intense four-½ day residency program in a campus-or conference center atmosphere with participation in a group case study and individual examination;
Part III POST-RESIDENCY - Completion of a post-residency business project.
More information about the CMM program is available from MPI.