Certified Meeting Professional

What is a CMP?
A CMP is a Certified Meeting Professional. If you have the drive, ability and dedication that it takes to earn the Convention Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation, you will join a select group of peers statewide who have chosen to attain this high level of excellence and achievement. The CMP designation recognizes those who have achieved the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industries’ highest standard of professionalism. Those who are currently employed full time by an association or organization in a meeting or event planning position should consider this certification.

How can becoming a CMP help you?

  • Become a more effective meeting professional 
  • Stay on a schedule and develop an examination skill set
  • Interact with other meeting professionals who are interested in earning their CMP
  • Experience distance learning with conference call technology
  • Learn meeting and event planning practices you will need throughout your career

Recommended Reading from CIC

1. CMP International Standards
2. Convention Industry Council Manual, 9th Edition, Convention Industry Council 2016 CMP CERTIFICATION HANDBOOK 26
3. Professional Meeting Management, 6th Edition, edited by Glen C. Ramsborg, Ph.D.
4. Convention Industry Council, Industry Glossary, 2016 Edition

Grants/Scholarships are avalible from the FSAE Foundation for FSAE members.

For more information contact Hester Ndoja, CAE, at 850-702-0944 or hester@fsae.org.

Detailed Information on the CMP Application and renewal process, please contact the Convention Industry Council at (571) 527-3116 or www.conventionindustry.org.

2017 Testing Dates

  • January 20-29, 2017
  • May 5 - 14, 2017
  • August 4-13, 2017
  • November 3-12, 2017

Applications must be submitted to the CIC online. Approval takes 6-8 weeks upon submission and is valid for 1 year

MPI Study Group

MPI North FL is offering a study group for CMP exam preparation starting February 16. The group meets weekly for 12 weeks. Cost is $75 for MPI members and $150 for non-members. Click here for more information.

CMP Resources

Exam Content


Eligibility Requirements

Learn more about the application process (PPT)

Recertification Requirements

CMPs must recertify every five years to maintain the credential.