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What is a CMP Preferred Provider?

CMP Preferred Providers are organizations that have formally registered with the Event Industry Council (EIC) and are committed to providing education that aligns with one of the nine 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, and Marketing.


I’m a Chapter member. How does this benefit me?

When you see this logo as part of the promotion of a Chapter program, you’ll know that the program has been approved by EIC for you to earn clock hours when you attend. These clock hours can be used to meet the CMP application or CMP recertification requirements. And, once enrolled, the MPI Heartland Chapter will report these earned clock hours after attend an approved program for you to acknowledge and claim in your EIC account.


How do I get started?

The first and most important steps are:

Go online to the Event Industry Council and open an account. Be sure to enter the same email address you will use to register for Chapter events as the Primary Address.

Anytime you register for a Chapter program which is approved by EIC for CE clock hours, be sure to register using your EIC Primary Address.

Log in to your account to access and review your accumulated clock hours.


What if I register for a Chapter event with a different email address?

If this happens, MPI Heartland Chapter cannot go back and give you CE credit. You can login to your EIC account and self-report your CE clock hours, subject to EIC reporting rules. You will need to provide proof of attendance and description of the session you attended in order to self-report, so please have available when you go to self-report.


I’m not a member, but I attended an approved program. How do I get CE credit?

You can login to you EIC account and self-report your clock hours.


What is the difference between a clock hour and a CEU (Continuing Education Unit)?

One CEU is 10 clock hours. Typically, only colleges, universities and other accredited organizations can issue CEUs. A clock hour is one-tenth of a CEU (.10 clock hours). So, one clock hour (60 minutes) is stated as 1.0. An approved 30-minute luncheon presentation would be .5 clock hours. For the CMP application or recertification, EIC requires a minimum number of documented clock hours of instruction.


For more information about MPI Heartland Chapter’s new status as a CMP Preferred Provider, please reach out to MPI Heartland Admin, Tracy Schorle at


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