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CMP Information


CMP LogoThe Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program is the foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry and recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry’s highest standard of professionalism. The Events Industry Council (EIC) established the CMP program in 1985 to enhance the knowledge and performance of meeting professionals, promote the status and credibility of the meeting profession, and advance uniform standards of practice. Through the CMP program, individuals who are employed in meeting management pursue continuing education, increase their industry involvement and gain industry-wide recognition.

Some of the many benefits of the CMP designation include:

  • Competitive marketing advantage
  • Authority to use the CMP designation on letterhead, business cards, and all forms and address.
  • Professional development
  • Networking – including exclusive CMP programs and the annual CMP Conclave
  • Your listing on the CMP online directory

The requirements for certification are based on professional experience and a written examination. It is the responsibility of the Certified Meeting Professional Board to establish policies and procedures for the CMP program. The CMP board also serves as the voice for stakeholders dedicated to maintaining the highest industry standards. The CMP exams are developed and monitored by the board.

The exams administered by Prometric, an independent testing company, who also scores the exam, sends the results to EIC and stores exam records. CMP Exams are written 3-4 times yearly in various parts of the United States, Overseas as well as through testing centers within Canada including a location in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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For further process information, see the EIC website at 

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EIC Preferred Supplier Program

Please read below for a short description of the EIC Preferred Supplier Program, of which, MPI Atlantic is a member. This means that you be confident that the educational programming that we provide will align with one of the EIC Domains and will be accepted as clock hours when you either apply or re-certify for your CMP

What is a CMP Preferred Provider?

CMP Preferred Providers are organizations that have formally registered with the Events Industry Council (EIC)  and are committed to providing education that aligns with one of the 10 domains included in the CMP International Standards (CMP-IS). The CMP- IS domains are: Strategic Planning, Project Management, Risk Management, Financial Management, Human Resources, Stakeholder Management, Meeting or Event Design, Site Management, Marketing and Professionalism.

Current and past members of MPI Atlantic that have completed their Certified Meeting Professionals designation include:

Barbara Broome
Genaya Cameron
Brenda Coupar
Sandra Daudlin
Alana Hirtle
Cyndy Jewett
Rayanne Mailman
Julia McDevitt
Lauren Patterson
Jeff Totten
Andrew Tyne


These members also have their CMM (Certified Meeting Manager) designation:

Roberta Dexter
Genaya Cameron
Elizabeth Newman


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