The average salary of a meeting professional with a CMM is roughly $20k/year more with a CMP and nearly $30k/year more than members with no credentials.

~MPI Survey


Career starters:

Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM)

What You'll Learn

  Experience a 15-week intensive program with two 90-minute class sessions for the first 10 weeks of the program.

  Attendees Earn 48 clock Hours and 4.8 CEUss

  Three Graduate Credit Hrs. Applied Towards Indiana University Kelley School's EDP Cert.

✓  CMM Certification Never Expires. Use CMM Designation Indefinitely.


The meetings and event industry is rapidly changing. No longer are we tied to only the practical or application-based modes of executing our craft, rather, more and more meeting professionals are taking a front seat in leading and growing their organizations through the power of meetings and events.

By engaging in the CMM program, you will learn how to assert yourself as a dynamic and credentialed professional through our three-pronged educational approach, which focuses on, Business Management, Leadership, and Meeting Management.

Look below at the courses associated with both the immersion week and beyond as it relates to each of these competencies. Want to take a deeper dive? Check out our course descriptions to find out more about the in-depth content that will inspire your next career move here. 

Business Management

Understand the fundamentals of business to elevate your professional skillset. 

  • Formulating & Solving Problems
  • The Influential Communicator
  • Negotiation & Managing Conflict



Learn the foundational components of leadership to transform your stakeholder relationships.

  • Examining Current Challenges
  • Leadership that Inspires High Performance
  • Leader as Coach
  • Managing Change 


Meeting Management

Apply industry best practices to ensure your business, goals, and strategy are relevant to the marketplace.

  • Design Thinking
  • Sustainability
  • Current Topics/Events 

Application Deadlines:

September 2023 Fully-Online Program

    (15-week program includes 13 weeks of two 90-minute synchronous sessions online on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern, along with asynchronous course work)

Cohort Start Date: Sept. 17, 2024

  • Application deadline: Sept. 6
  • Registration deadline: Sept. 9
  • CMM Cohort Orientation: Sept. 12. This online orientation will cover expectations of the program, how to access the online classroom and more.

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Application Process

To apply, submit a résumé that shows you have at least seven years of professional experience in the meeting and event industry with a minimum of three years of management experience with two years of profit and loss responsibility. You will also be asked to provide a personal statement of interest and a letter of recommendation from a professional colleague or supervisor.


  • 7+ years of professional experience in the meeting and event industry
  • 3+ years of management experience
  • 2+ years of profit and loss responsibility


Required Documents

Personal Statement: Personal statements should include responses to the following: 1) Describe your experience in meeting management. 2). Identify your gaps in the meeting management skillset. 3) How will earning the CMM designation help you in your career? 4) What challenge or opportunity do you currently have at work that participating in the CMM program could potentially help you solve or capitalize upon?

Letter of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation should be written by a professional colleague or supervisor, appear on official company letterhead with a signature and clearly state the candidate’s suitability for the CMM program.

Résumé: Résumés should be up to date and include professional work experience, with job titles and descriptions. It must clearly demonstrate that you meet program qualifications.

Once your application is approved, you will receive a status update via email and will then be able to complete the registration process. 

Registration deadlines are a full month prior to the program start date, so plan. The CMM is offered at least 4x annually and an approved application status is valid for 12 months, which means you will have a full year to choose a cohort to attend without having to reapply.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available on a case-by-case basis. Full tuition must be rendered by the application prior to registration closing for the cohort they would like to attend.
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Engaging in the CMM experience is akin to entering a master’s level educational program, but in a condensed and certificate-based format providing the ease of access to transformational education, rooted in the academic excellence afforded by the IU Kelly School of Business.

CMM students receive world-class education from experienced online professors who understand the challenges of working and participating in an educational program. The Kelley School was Ranked No. 1 for its online degree options in the 2023 U.S. News and World Report rankings.

Additional Resources

Still, wanting more information? Here are some additional resources to help you in plotting your CMM journey: 


phone   Contact us: 972-702-3063



Online Cohort: $4,400  USD
Hybrid Cohort: $4,800 USD

Includes 12-Month MPI Membership.
(Payment options available)



Accepting applications for 2024 cohorts.

Fall: September 17, 2024