The CMP program recognises individuals who have demonstrated key understanding and excellence in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.
Obtaining the CMP designation is a two-part process, consisting of an application and an examination administered and monitored by an independent testing agency. Eligibility to take the examination is based on an extensive review of professional qualifications. Candidates must have at least three years of employment in the meeting, event, exhibition and hospitality/tourism industry and twenty-five hours of continuing education. The comprehensive examination tests knowledge of all functions of meeting management. Additional information on the Convention Industry Council and the CMP program can be found at www.conventionindustry.org. For more details about the application process, deadlines and study material, please click here.
Continuing Education Clock Hours
Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH) for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Designation and Recertification.
ICCA supports the aims of the Convention Industry Council in promoting the CMP designation as a respected professional accreditation programme. CECHs are necessary for the submission of the CMP application and CMP re-certification. Education sessions applicable for CECHs are indicated in the programme (sessions with (CMP) at the end of the title), including the number of hours which can be obtained and the corresponding domain at the end of the session description. For more information on the CMP programme visit the Convention Industry Council website at www.conventionindustry.org.
SpotMe will be used to track which education sessions you have attended. You must be present for the full session in order to obtain your CECHs. After the programme, you will have access to your SpotMe 'briefcase'. Here you will be able view and print off a list of CECHs you obtained during the event.