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 Events Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation, you will join a select group of peers worldwide who have worked 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 Links for the EIC

  1. CMP Handbooks and Prep Materials 
  2. Eligibility Requirements
  3. Exam FAQ
  4. Recertification Information

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

For more information contact Hester Ndoja, CAE, at 850-702-0944 or [email protected]

Detailed Information on the CMP Application and renewal process, please contact the Events Industry Council at (202) 376-1190 or www.eventscouncil.org/CMP.

2019 Testing Dates

  • August 1-31, 2019
  • November 1-30, 2019

CMP Test Dates

Applications must be submitted online. Approval takes 3-5 weeks upon submission and is valid for 1 year

Preparing for the CMP

FSAE is partnering with the Michigan Society (MSAE) to offer a virtual study group at the member rate. (Make sure to indicate you're an FSAE member to get the discount!)

CMP Virtual Prep Course

Begins in September for January 2020 Exam
For over a decade, MSAE has successfully helped candidates achieve their CMP designation through a classroom setting. This online, in-depth learning experience aligns with the most current CMP International Standards and prepares candidates for the CMP Exam.

Download the Study Group Brochure for Fall 2019 oRegister Online

*Applicants can use approx. 10-13 CEs on CMP Application (Varies on Application Submission date)

*This session has been approved by the Events Industry Council’s (EIC) CMP Preferred Provider Program

The study group meets twice monthly by conference call for 5 months to prepare for the August exams. All calls are recorded and accessible later if you miss one or want to review domains. The course includes CMP mentoring, several practice tests and a full practice exam.

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