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Event Industry Certifications

Certified Meeting Professional

There has never been a better time to invest in your professional meeting career!

A CMP certification is a professional investment that pays real dividends. No other certification can push your career to that next level as effectively. And MPI Upstate NY is committed to assisting our members achieve this coveted goal.

What is a CMP?

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 program is administered by the Events Industry Council, and aims to increase the professionalism of meeting management professionals in all sectors of the industry.

Are you interested in earning your CMP Certification?

Today more than ever, there are so many reasons to earn your CMP Certification.  The designation is recognized throughout the meeting industry as the standard for having expertise in all areas of professional event management.   The overall process can be confusing and if not properly prepared, daunting.  To facilitate the process as you work towards advancing your professional development, MPI Upstate New York, after thorough review, has selected Event Solutions Institute as the CMP preferred on-line course CMP prep method.  

Do you feel like the CMP process is a secret that you have been left out of? 

This whole CMP thing is really confusing! It’s hard to get a straight answer on just about everything, from the application, to studying and taking the exam.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could just have a checklist of all the things you need to do? 

In this course, you will: 
• Create a CMP Action Plan
• Discover the steps in the CMP Process
• Uncover exam preparation resources
• Learn how to earn 25-clock hours of continuing education

Who Should Attend?
• Would like to earn your CMP within the next 5 years
• Need to accumulate the 25-hours of continuing education*
• Are ready to fill out your CMP application
• Want a proven, efficient, systematic way to prepare for the CMP exam? 

Delivering Results
Over the past 15 years, Event Solutions Management (ESM) and Ellen Maiara, CMP, DES have trained thousands of CMPs, world-wide, toward CMP exam success.

CMP Candidates earn certification, through a systematic, efficient, proven process:
1)     Utilizing the CMP International Standards (the body of knowledge required to pass the CMP)
2)     With study group members master the content on the exam through reading and live classes.         
3)     Through question writing and practice quizzes, study group members learn to spot correct answers.
4)     Utilizing confidence building and anxiety busting techniques, study group members are relaxed to focus on exam day. 

Event Solutions Academy
Conquer Industry Education with an Efficient, Systematic, Proven Process!

Are you considering becoming a CMP?

Step One- Create a personalized CMP Action Plan. MPI UNY has made special arrangements with Event Solutions Academy for you to have free access to their “Create A CMP Action Plan” self-paced online course. 

Step Two- Once you complete the course, you’ll be invited to attend the July 8th 30-minute live mentoring session with Ellen Maiara, CMP, DES, Chief Solutions Officer of Event Solutions Management. 

Step Three- Decide if the Event Solutions Academy Online Course is right for you and be well on your way to earning your CMP. Please Note: Step one and two are complimentary and will help you decide if pursing the CMP designation is right for you. There is a cost of $450 to enroll in the Event Solutions Institute 15 week online course.

By the end of this course, students will:
Complete 12 live, guided content sessions and 3 review session
Read the recommended study materials, divided into 12 manageable assignments
Finish weekly practice quizzes
Create a set of event industry vocabulary note cards
Earn up to 30 clock hours of continuing education for the CMP application*
Take 4 full length practice tests to build stamina and good test taking habits
Access weekly office hours

This course is a perfect fit for you if you: 
Are ready to pass your event industry certifications
Need to earn 30 clock hours of continuing education from a preferred provider of education for the CMP*
Want to join the more than 2000 students who have been successful in this program over the past 15 years
Took an industry certification exam in the past and were not successful

Benefits of joining the Event Solutions Academy:
Enjoy 15 two-hour courses with a live instructor
12 Content sessions, 3 Review session, 1 Recipe for success.
12 weekly practice quizzes
4 full-length practice tests
If you miss a class, no worries! It’s been recorded.
You can earn 25-clock hours for your CMP with the Event Solutions Academy*
Membership will expire one year from the date you register or the day you pass your exam, whichever comes first. Come back more than once at no additional fee.
Attend weekly office hours where you can ask questions about your application, exam preparation or your own meetings. There is no agenda. Bring your questions.
Each 2-hour class starts at 8:00 p.m. EST 
Registration fee is $475 for 15 sessions and a one-year membership (expires one year from     the date you register or the day you pass your exam, whichever comes first).

*Event Solutions Management has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of the Event Solutions Academy course, which qualify for CMP continuing education credit. Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC’s endorsement or assessment of education quality.

Why Choose Event Solutions Management?
Event Solutions Management and Ellen Maiara, CMP have a proven track record in leading CMP Candidates to exam success!  With current success rates beyond 98%, the study group and its members have achieved great success over its nearly 15 years in operation.

Check out what successful students are saying about the study group: 

Begin working on your CMP certification now!

Need Continuing Education Credits?
MPI Upstate NY is a “Preferred Provider” and has formally registered many of our education sessions with EIC for pre-approval of continuing education credits. Watch our website and your email in box for education session announcements. These approved credits can help you toward your attaining your CMP or for those already certified to meet the continuing education requirements.

Scholarship Opportunities
MPI Upstate NY will help you earn your CMP with a Scholarship - MPI Upstate NY wants to support you in your journey to becoming a Certified Meeting Professional! One CMP Scholarship is awarded each year to a qualified participant.  Download and complete the 2021-2022 CMP Scholarship Application below for your opportunity to receive financial assistance for the CMP Exam.

The 2021 Deadline to submit for this scholarship is Wednesday June 1, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Not sure where to start?  
The Events Industry Council can provide all of the information needed to start your CMP journey:

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