Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Learning Programme

About the CEM Learning Programme

The Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) designation is a globally recognized designation that demonstrates the highest professional standard throughout the exhibition and event management arena. It was first created in 1975 to raise professional standards in the event industry and it continues to be the premier mark of professional achievement.

The CEM designation accommodates short and long-term career goals with education that can be tailored to meet specific needs and interests. The designation is obtained by completion of nine modules offered in classroom format. The CEM Learning Programme is offered in the United States, Canada, Brazil, China, Dubai,India, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Recertification is required every three years after the initial program is completed to maintain the certification 1.

Upon completion of each CEM module, participants are awarded 05 Continuous Education (CE) clock hours. These hours can be used in either the Application or Recertification processs of the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) programme.


Why CEM?

Today more than 3,000 active CEMs around the world make up the CEM Network which serves as a leading channel for communication, ideas, thought leadership, industry recognition and promotion.

The CEM Learning Programme’s comprehensive course of study information is based on a  Curriculum Blueprint that is composed of the essential concepts required of a professional in the Exhibition and Event management industry. It’s an education programme first and a designation program second so students can take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to their careers after their first class.


CEM Modules offered by SACEOS

The CEM modules offered by SACEOS includes the following 9 modules which have to be completed within a 3-year period in order to attain the CEM designation. The modules are:

  • Event Marketing (EM) Module
  • Event Operations (EO) Module
  • Exhibition and Event Sales (EES) Module
  • Strategic Planning and Management (SPM) Module
  • Floor Plan Development (FPD) Module
  • Facility and Site Selection (FSS) Module
  • Security, Risk and Crisis Management (SRCM) Module
  • Selecting Service Contractors (SSC) Module
  • Conference and Meeting Management (CMM) Module


Eligibility to Enrol

Participants are required to have at least 03 years of working experience in the industry before they can be enrolled in the CEM Learning Programme.

Programme Fees

Purchase of Single Module or Modules in 3s

SACEOS Members: (SGD 420.00  after 7% GST) SGD 449.40 nett

Non - Members: (SGD 550.00 after 7% GST) SGD 588.50 nett

Purchase of a Full 9-module Package

SACEOS Members: (SGD 3,388.00 after 7% GST) SGD 3,625.16 nett

Non-Members: (SGD 4,288.00 after 7% GST) SGD 4,588.16 nett

Funding Available

Singapore Tourism Board (STB) SkillsFuture Award (MICE Sector) 

The study award supported 4 courses by SACEOS (Professional Exhibition Management (PEM) Course, Professional Conference Management (PCM) Course, Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Course, Professional Event Management (PEvM) Course). Please refer to link for more information. 

Course Dates

CMP Journey


For any queries/assistance, please contact the Secretariat at secretariat@saceos.org.sg or +65 9732 3941.

1Recertification would only apply to participants who commence his/her CEM journey from 1 January 2018 onwards.




1 Raffles Boulevard,
     Level 3 Venue Management Office,
     Suntec City, Singapore 039593

Phone: +65 9732 3941

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