Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)

The Convention Industry Council (CIC) launched the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program 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 enjoys worldwide recognition as the badge of excellence in the meeting, convention, exhibition and event industry.

The CMP community now numbers more than 10,000 meeting professionals in 55 countries around the globe. The unique community represents every sector of the industry--from corporations and associations to governmental and institutional organizations.

"I am very happy I took the class to prepare me for the exam."
-Cassandra Jones, CMP, American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fall 2015 Course)
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; and
  • Maximizing the value received from the products and services provided by CMPs.

For more information about requirements and applying for the CMP Exam – please go visit the Convention Industry Council’s website.

A CMP designation is a professional investment that pays real dividends--one that will help you grow your network, increase your earning potential and stay on track to meet your professional meeting and event career goals.