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Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)

What is the CMP?

The CMP was developed for event organizers, designers, and strategists who want to demonstrate their passion, knowledge, and expertise to employers, peers, and clients through as CMP designation after getting a passing score. The CMP exam was developed and is maintained by meeting professionals from all over the world who volunteer their time to ensure that the program reflects the best practices in the meeting management field. More than 11,000 meeting professionals in 55 countries around the globe hold the CMP designation. More information about applying for the CMP, test periods and more information can be found here.  

Benefits of obtaining the CMP designation:

  • Authority to use the CMP designation on letterhead, business cards and all forms of address.
  • A certificate attesting to your achievement.
  • Subscriptions to two Events Industry Council (EIC) newsletters: The CMP Update and THE CMP NEWSLETTER Recognition.
  • Professional Development: increased knowledge of all aspects of meeting management gained during preparation for the CMP examination.

Who should work toward the CMP designation? You should apply for a CMP designation if you have at least three years of meeting management experience, current employment in meeting management and responsibility and accountability for the successful delivery of meetings.

Why should you work toward the CMP designation? CMPs gain recognition by their peers in the industry and others with whom they work. CMPs are highly visible. They are raising industry standards and increasing the respect and prestige of the meeting profession. Studies show CMPs earn up to $10,000 more annually than non-CMPs.

What is the Bootcamp?

The bootcamp will be live sessions with a CMP facilitator that will go over test best practices for preparing and taking for the rigorous exam and cover content in each of the domain.

 You will still need to apply to take the application as well as buying the recommended textbooks.  Taking the course does not guarantee a passing score


Global Certification in Meeting Management (CMM)

The Global Certification in Meeting Management (CMM) offers senior level meeting professionals the opportunity for:

  • Education in strategic thinking and acting,
  • A global certification and industry recognition,
  • Potential career advancement,
  • A networking community of other senior-level people.

You may already be a part of strategic management within your organization, or have the potential to be recognized as contributing substantially to an organization’s bottom line. If so, the CMM designation offers you the potential to make substantial additional progress in this endeavor. It also offers you the prestige that accompanies having the most premiere, worldwide designation in the meetings industry!

By focusing on management issues critical to advancing in the meeting industry, the course can benefit all senior meeting and event professionals-whether you seek the prestige and career rewards that come with the CMM designation, or the training in senior management processes and inspiration that improve your strategic planning skills.


MPI Minnesota Chapter Members with Certification

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