What is the CMP?

The CMP is a Certified Meeting Professional. The Convention Industry Council’s CMP is a designation that recognizes those who have achieved the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industries’ highest standard of professionalism.

Do you want to join a select group of international peers dedicated to attaining a high level of excellence? Do you want to be recognized as a career professional who has demonstrated a high level of experience, skill and knowledge? Then start the process of applying for your CMP today!

The CMP benefits both planner and supplier meeting professionals. If you are employed full time by an association/organization/corporate company you can apply today.

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Preparing for the CMP

Preparing for the CMP exam is an important step towards your success. MPI UK & I is partnering with Mash Media to provide a CMP Boot Camp for the first time at Confex! The Boot Camp is a two day intensive and interactive programme which involves practical exercises designed to provide insights, best practices and approaches for managing events.

  • Venue: London Olympia
  • Start: March 1, 2016 9:30 am
  • End: March 2, 2016 1:00 pm
  • Cost: £255+VAT MPI members / £355+VAT Non-members

2016/2017 CMP Exam Dates

  • January 21-30, 2016
  • May 6-15, 2016
  • August 5-14, 2016
  • November 4-13, 2016
  • January 20-29, 2017
  • May 5-14, 2017
  • August 4-13, 2017
  • November 3-12, 2017

Applications must be submitted to the CIC online at: http://myaccount.conventionindustry.org. You can apply for the CMP exam at any time. Once you have been approved (approximately 6-8 weeks), you have 1 year to pay your exam fee and take the exam. Please check the CIC website for any updates or changes

Did you know? More than 10,000 meeting professionals in 55 countries around the world hold the CMP designation!

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