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Meeting Professionals International offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to recognize and record satisfactory participation in non-credit educational programs. One CEU is awarded for each 10 contact hours of classroom participation. The minimum program length to record CEU credit is one hour.

You may need CEU credits if:

  • You are going to apply to take the CMP exam
  • Your employer requires CEUs for career advancement
  • Your licensing agency (including CMP) requires continuing education to maintain credentials

CMP - Certified Meeting Professional

The foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry, the CMP program recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry’s highest standard of professionalism. Established in 1985, the CMP credential increases the proficiency of meeting professionals by:

  • Identifying a body of knowledge;
  • Establishing a level of knowledge and performance necessary for certification;
  • Stimulating the advancement of the art and science of meeting management;
  • Increasing the value of practitioners to their employers;
  • Recognizing and raising industry standards, practices and ethics;
  • Maximizing the value received from the products and services provided by Certified Meeting Professionals.

Through the CMP program, individuals who are employed in meeting management pursue continuing education, increase their industry involvement, and gain industry-wide recognition. The requirements for certification are based on professional experience and a written examination. Currently, over 13,000 individuals in 35 countries and territories have earned the CMP designation.

CMP Website

CMP Application

CMP Study Group 

Take your career to the next level with your CMP designation!
Prepare for the CMP exam with MPI North Florida’s 10-week CMP Education Series for Fall 2023!

Information Covered:

10 Different Domains:

Strategic Planning, Project Management, Risk Management, Financial Management, Human Resources, Professionalism, Stakeholder Management, Meeting or Event Design, Site Management and Marketing.

Practice Quizzes

Knowledgeable Facilitators

Interactive Study Sessions



Virtually Hosted

Enrollment Available to Members and Prospective Members:

$175 MPI Members

$350 Non & Prospective Members

*Please note this fee is for education sessions only and does not cover fee to sit for exam

Meeting Dates:

August 2, 2023 - Informational Session

September 13-November 15 (10 weeks) - Study Group 


Sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm EST


Call For Facilitators:

Know a Certified Meeting Professional that would be interested in leading an education session? Contact: education@mpinf.org


Main Reg Link: https://web.cvent.com/event/0e1e0e59-972e-495d-98fc-3ac07cdfd447/summary

If you have any questions please contact our Vice President of Education.


CMM - Global Certificate in Meeting Management

Enhance your career or business and increase your influence with the industry's most recognized global certificate, the Global Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM).

The mission of the CMM program is to select, educate, and certify management-level meeting and event professionals. We enhance the strategic decision making ability of these leaders to manage and deliver exceptional meetings and events that drive organizational success.

Learn More about the CMM Program


Claiming EIC Credit for MPI North Florida Events

For CMPs and CMP Candidates

  • EIC manages all credit reporting electronically now. CMPs and Candidates must have an account setup to claim or submit credit for application or re-certification purposes.
  • MPI NF is a EIC preferred provider. At the conclusion of an educational event that has been approved for credit a roster of attendees is submitted to EIC.
  • The EIC system uses email addresses to identify CMPs/Candidates. Your email address on file with MPI and EIC must match in order for participation to be recognized and automatically posted to your EIC account.
  • When the roster has been posted, you will receive an email from EIC to claim your credit.
  • After logging into your EIC account, select Add/Edit Continuing Education.
  • Find the session you attended and click edit.
  • Enter the number of hours for the program you attended. (i.e. luncheons are approved for 1 hour). In the case of WEC or other multi-hour events, you will self-report the actual number of hours you participated.

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