Learning is a lifelong process, especially when it comes to delivering exceptional meetings and events. With rapidly changing technology, evolving business standards and a renewed focus on strategy, professional development is more important than ever. MPI is here to help. Through certificate programs, streaming education sessions and monthly webinars, you’ll find what you need to grow your knowledge base and advance your career.
More information: http://www.mpiweb.org/ProfessionalDevelopment
MPIRMC works with both the Convention Industry Council and MPI Global to provide education that will allow you to earn Continuing Education Credits. MPIRMC is a CMP Preferred Provider.
The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification credit.
Please note our new website is www.eventscouncil.org. Your certification portal is https://myaccount.eventscouncil.org.
With our announced rebrand, our general email boxes have changed as well:
For general inquiries: email@example.com
CMP Application and Recertification inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
CMP Continuing Education Providers: email@example.com
Congratulations on your decision to join the elite global community of professionals on the pathway towards their CMP designation!
You may have heard about the exciting change for our organization and the CMP credential. Following a rigorous process, it became apparent that in order to be a true representative of our evolving industry our organization needed to evolve for the future. A name change to include ‘events’ would better reflect the organizations we represent and you – the meeting and event professionals we serve. The Convention Industry Council is now the Events Industry Council.
The CMP credential remains recognized globally as the badge of excellence in the meeting, convention, exhibition, and event industry. The Certified Meeting Professional – powered by the Events Industry Council – has a new look to increase consumer recognition of the CMP and its association with the Events Industry Council, thereby increasing the reach and credibility of the CMP mark.
Upcoming Test Dates
You may review your eligibility status and sign up for the next CMP exams through your online account at https://myaccount.eventscouncil.org. The remaining 2017 exam dates are November 3-12, 2017.
The Power of CMP
The CMP designation can open the door to more and better opportunities in the events industry. Not only are employers seeking CMP certified individuals, achieving your CMP gives you additional earning potential. The May 2017 PCMA Convene mapped out that additional earning potential. CMPs earn, “$10,500 a year more than their colleagues without the designation: $86,847 versus $76,253.”
What to Expect on Exam Day
You’ll be more comfortable on your exam day if you know what to expect when you arrive. Our testing vendor Prometric, has provided a video tutorial that will walk you through the process.
Helpful Exam Day Hints
- You must bring a valid, unexpired government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license. The photo identification must exactly the name under which you registered.
- Candidates are provided with a locker key and instructed to leave all personal belongings, including notes and electronic devices, in their assigned locker.
- No food and drink (including water) are permitted in the exam room. All exam sites provide access to water fountains located outside of the exam room.
- Questions can be marked and returned to at a later point in the exam. Questions can be marked for review and an answer can be changed, provided that time permits. Be sure to answer all questions, as only answered questions are scored.
- Read the question thoroughly and understand what it is asking. Statistically, your first answer is more likely to be the correct one. So don’t second guess yourself.
- Remember that there is no “guessing penalty” on the CMP exam, so it’s always best to take an educated guess if you are uncertain of the answer. Eliminate the answers you know are incorrect and take an educated guess from among the remaining choices.
Remember to relax!
Need CE Hours for your Application? Access On Demand Learning
There are many continuing education hours you can complete from your own desk. Webinars, both live and on-demand, have already been approved for certification credit through Events Industry Council’s Preferred Provider Program. You can create an account through the Event’s Industry Council’s On Demand Learning Center to access the below listed lectures. Make sure you use the same email address you have on your Events Industry Account to assure your CE credits are reported automatically!
On-Demand Events Industry Council Lectures
Q. How do I prepare for the CMP exam?
A. The CMP Examination evaluates the skills and knowledge meeting professionals have gained over the course of working in the field. Candidates must apply their experiences and knowledge along with the materials in the study manuals. Therefore, it is not something for which a candidate can study or prepare for at the last minute. Candidates may prepare for the examination with a careful review of the practice of meeting management, either individually or as part of a study group. The CMP International Standards (CMP–IS) should be used as a study guide and provides the number of questions for each domain and skill.
Q. I am preparing for the exam. Which books do I need?
A. We recommend the following books. Click here to purchase them from our online store.
- Events Industry Council Manual, 9th Edition
- Events Industry Council Glossary
- Professional Meeting Management 6th Edition
Q: When I look at the employment requirements, I’m not sure whether or not my job qualifies. How can I be sure?
A: There’s many different ways to gain the experience required to sit for the CMP exam. The definition is broad to account for many, diverse ways our industry has grown. The requirement for work experience is: Work experience should be full‐time work experience in the meeting, event, exhibition, hospitality and tourism industry. The 36 months does not have to be consecutive but must be within the past five years. Your experience should demonstrate meeting management responsibilities or your role should contribute to the planning, execution, and results of meetings.
Q: What backup documentation should I submit to ensure my virtual education counts towards my hours?
A: You can submit an organizational transcript, certificate, registration confirmation email, receipt of payment, or screen shots of the first and last screen of the event. You will also need to submit a description of the sessions attended.
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.
More information: http://www.gbta.org/cmm/Pages/default.aspx