Certified Meeting Professional

What is a CMP?
A CMP is a Certified Meeting Professional. If you have the drive, ability and dedication that it takes to earn the Events Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation, you will join a select group of peers worldwide who have worked to attain this high level of excellence and achievement. The CMP designation recognizes those who have achieved the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industries’ highest standard of professionalism. Those who are currently employed full time by an association or organization in a meeting or event planning position should consider this certification.

How can becoming a CMP help you?

  • Become a more effective meeting professional 
  • Stay on a schedule and develop an examination skill set
  • Interact with other meeting professionals who are interested in earning their CMP
  • Experience distance learning with conference call technology
  • Learn meeting and event planning practices you will need throughout your career

Recommended Links for the EIC

  1. CMP Handbooks and Prep Materials 
  2. Eligibility Requirements
  3. Exam/Application FAQ
  4. Recertification Information

Grants/Scholarships are avalible from the FSAE Foundation for FSAE members.

For more information contact Hester Ndoja, CAE, at 850-702-0944 or [email protected]

Detailed Information on the CMP Application and renewal process, please contact the Events Industry Council at (202) 376-1190 or www.eventscouncil.org/CMP.

Exams Now Remote & Year-Round

Starting 1 August, 2020, candidates for the CMP and CMP-HC certifications will have the option to take the CMP and CMP-HC exams from their homes via remote proctoring. In-centre testing will remain available as well. The certification exams will be offered year-round; there will no longer only be four testing windows. Visit the Remote Proctoring page for details. 

Applications must be submitted online. Approval takes 3-5 weeks upon submission and is valid for 1 year

Preparing for the CMP

MSAE CMP Study Course

There is no better time than now to ensure that your knowledge and practices related to meeting planning and management are on point.

Taught by highly respected and skilled instructors with decades of planning experience of their own, this course prepares participants to sit for the Certified Meeting Professional exam while also exploring contemporary best practices in meeting planning.

FSAE is partnering with the Michigan SAE (MSAE) to offer a virtual study group at the member rate. The study group begins August 4 with bi-weekly instructor-led sessions from August to January. Click here to learn more.

**To register for the study group on MSAEs website, click on Register for this Event at the bottom of the page under Event Tasks. You will need to create an account/profile and select the  ‘member of a different state society’ option to receive the member discount.