August Chapter Meeting
August 22, 2024 - August 23, 2024
Myrtle Beach, SC
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CMP Virtual Study Group


MPI Carolinas Chapter has a long-standing goal of providing excellent educational opportunities to industry members through our programming and chapter meetings.

As an additional benefit to our members, we offer study groups for those sitting for certification exams such as the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). 

Designed to help prepare for the CMP exam, the MPI-CC CMP Study Group will help you break down the study materials into manageable chunks over a seven-week period with a series of online meetings. The group chooses the day/time that works for participants (generally over the lunch hour). 

The CMP exam study materials are broken down to cover the CMP International Standards (CMP-IS) Domains.  Each week, we’ll review a couple of the specific domains, giving you the opportunity to discuss the exam materials with one another as well as ask questions of the study group leaders, who are CMPs.  You'll also have the opportunity to gain insight into the format of the CMP exam itself with a variety of practice exam questions. 

Near the end of the study group, you'll also have a chance to ask questions of a special guest, a recent CMP graduate. We invite someone who has recently passed the CMP exam to share their experience on exam day and any tip and tricks they found helpful during the study process.


Upcoming Study Group

The next study group will begin fall 2024. Stay tuned for more information.


Registration Fee

The MPI-CC CMP Study Group is $100 for MPI-CC members and $250 for non-members.


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I haven’t started studying for the CMP exam yet. Is this study group right for me?

Yes! Our CMP Study Group leaders will share tips for how to study, walk you through what you need to know for each domain, and go over practice questions to test your knowledge. You’re welcome to ask for study tips and additional guidance on exam topics.


I’ve already begun studying for the CMP exam. Should I join the study group?

Yes! The group format will help provide accountability and structure. The live sessions also give the group a chance for discussion and Q&A.


What if I can’t attend a session or if I can only attend part of it?

To make the most of the group experience, we highly recommend attending at least four sessions.



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What Past Participants Say



"I am so grateful for the MPI-CC CMP study group opportunity! It helped to keep me on a steady track of reading the book, gave me a community to talk through concepts with, and the practice tests really helped prepare me for the style of Q&A to expect from the exam. My passing of the CMP exam is a direct result of independent study and the study group. Just one would not have done the trick!" 

- Rachel Whitten, CMP, 2020 MPI-CC Study Group participant 



"Thank you three times over to our MPI-Carolinas study group! Since I started at Discover Durham in 2017, I had the CMP in the back of my mind. I attended conferences, read books, and asked all the questions I needed in preparation for the designation. What I did not anticipate was my fear and need for support and reassurance, and the study group gave me just that! Not only did they walk me through what I needed to complete my application, but they were honest about the books I needed, the amount of study time, other tools like apps, and study guides I could utilize to pass. The most important part of the journey was not just passing the test, but the level of encouragement I received from my study group members and other CMPs within MPI-CC who texted me, called me, and invigorated me all the way through. Without the group, I don't know if I would have passed. Thank you all for helping me be apart of the CMP club… I can't wait to support those who are on their journey next!"

- Najauna White, CMP, 2020 MPI-CC Study Group participant



"I found the group support and motivation to be just the push and encouragement I needed to stay focused on a goal that’s been 6 years in the making. My wife has been pushing and encouraging but when you have peer encouragement, that seems to be enough to survive the final mile. I have to say, all the practice exams really prepared me for the test. I completed the test in just over 2hrs 45 min and really took my time. Thank you all for your support and I wish everyone success in the future! Glad to be in the club."

- Ben Kent, CMP, 2016 MPI-CC Study Group participant


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