Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)

Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)® programme

The Convention Industry Council launched the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)® programme in 1985 to enhance the knowledge and performance of meeting professionals, promote the status and credibility of the meeting profession, and advance uniform standards of practice.

Today, the CMP credential is recognized globally as the badge of excellence in the meeting, convention, exhibition, and event industry. The qualifications for certification are based on professional experience, education, and a rigorous exam.

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.

The CMP program aims to increase the professionalism of meeting management professionals in all sectors of the industry by:

  • Identifying a comprehensive body of knowledge in the meeting management profession
  • Promoting industry standards, practices and ethics
  • Stimulating the advancement of the art and science of meeting management
  • Increasing the value of Certified Meeting Professionals to their employers
  • Maximizing the value received from the products and services provided by CMPs

Individuals have to meet the following criteria in order to be qualified to apply for the CMP examination:

  • At least 3 years of working experience in the industry
  • Accumulate at least 25 Continuing Education (CE) Clock Hours

To facilitate the accumulation of the CE Clock Hours for CMP certification or re-certification, SACEOS is offering the following courses with approved CE Clock Hours:

To provide a well-rounded environment for individuals preparing to take the CMP examination, an individual can sign up for a CMP package with SACEOS which includes the following:

  • PCM course
  • CMP Alignment Workshop
  • Study Groups
  • CMP Ultimate Study Pack
  • PCMA Online Prep Course

A snapshot of how CMP package works:

CMP Journey

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