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Meetings Industry Certifications and Certificate Programs

The MPI-VA Chapter is here to support you in your professional development and certification endeavors.  Please find information below on industry certifications, certificate programs, study materials, support and additional resources.  If you are interested in finding a mentor, joining a study group, attending CMP Boot Camp or just have general questions, please contact Meryl Clark, CMP at



CMP Overview



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 10,000 meeting professionals in 46 countries around the globe hold the CMP designation. This unique community represents every sector of the industry—from corporations and associations to government and institutional organizations.



CMP Support/Resources

CMP Prep Course

MPI-VA Offers two CMP Prep Courses each year.The prep course will include intensive sessions covering the recommended content and context used to prepare for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP®) exam. This session will prepare you to negotiate efficiently and effectively while maintaining a high level of professionalism. Participants will walk away with skills and tools to be prepared for their certification exam and show the ROI of their new skills. This course earns 13.5 Clock Hours (1.35 CEU credits) toward your CMP Application!

Tracking CEUs/Clock Hours

CIC is proud to announce their new CMP online application and submission process. With this new application process, you are no longer tied to specific application, registration or scheduling deadlines. You can use their online account system to track your continuing education activities and much more!  Learn More

CMP Pocket Prep App

Pocket Prep is a powerful exam simulator that allows you to create customized practice tests, view your results, and get detailed answer rationales with just a few taps. Set up study reminders, countdown to your upcoming exam, and test your understanding of professional meeting management like never before. No matter where you are, you can fire Pocket Prep up to keep your mind focused and sharp.  Learn More

MPI-VA Chapter CMP Mentor Hotline

You are not alone!  Reach out to one of our seasoned CMP members who will be happy to answer questions, review your application, and provide study tips or just encouragement! 

The following members have agreed to be CMP Mentors and are happy to hear from you at any time.  

Ariel Cole, CMP

Meryl Clark, CMP

HMCC Overview

hmccMeeting Professionals International is recognized for providing premier education and professional development opportunities to its members and the meeting and event industry at large. Now MPI is proud to bring this commitment to the Life Science meeting segment of our industry by offering the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC). 

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CMM Overview



GBTA and MPI have joined forces to create the updated CMM Program, delivering one global standard of excellence that will bolster your business management skills and advance your career.

This program is an intensive study program that offers insight and guidance from university professors associated with renowned business schools. These esteemed professors will instruct you on topics critical for managers to master, including risk mitigation, business analytics and compliance, and strategic negotiation, after which you will pursue further learning about either meetings or business travel management. 

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