Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Program:
Setting the Standard of Excellence
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. Over 14,000 individuals in 36 countries and territories have earned the CMP designation since its inception.
The CMP Board of Directors includes one representative from each CIC organization. The CMP Board represents the profession’s diversity and serve as a voice for stakeholders who have an interest in maintaining a high industry standards.
BENEFITS OF OBTAINING THE CMP DESIGNATION:
- You are authorized to use the CMP designation on letterhead, business cards and all forms of address.
- You will receive a certificate proclaiming your achievement.
- Free subscriptions to the CIC electronic newsletter and The CMP Update.
- Your name will be released to the press recognizing your achievement.
- At your discretion, the CIC will inform your employer that you have achieved the meeting profession’s most prestigious designation.
- During preparation for the CMP exam you will gain a better understanding of all aspects of meeting management.
YOU SHOULD APPLY TO BE A CMP IF YOU:
- At least three years of meeting management experience.
- Full-time employment in meeting management.
- Responsible and accountable for the successful completion of meetings.
WHY SHOULD YOU GET A CMP?
- Earn the respect of your peers.
- Become recognized and respected by those in the meeting profession.
CMP Program Dates, Steps Toward CMP Certification, Fees & Payment, CMP Resources and Study Groups, and FAQ’s are available at www.eventscouncil.org