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.

2020 Testing Dates

for CMP and CMP-HC:

  • January 1-31, 2020
  • May 1-31, 2020
  • August 1-31, 2020

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 North FL MPI to offer a virtual study group at the member rate. The study group meets weekly beginning February 26 and MPI is offering FSAE members a conference call option to participate. Click here to learn more.

To register, click here and register as a non-member. Use the discount code FSAE at checkout to receive the member rate.

Questions? Please contact MPI's Kristin Thompson, CMP, CMM at (904) 553-8226 or email [email protected].