CMP Program

Congratulations!! You have taken the first step in earning your CMP and moving your career forward.  As a South Florida Meeting and Events Professional, we want to offer you a study group to help you with the exam.  If you are an MPI member, we offer a discount for the course as a benefit of Membership.

MPISFL has no scheduled class at this time for the CMP Study Group and the CMP examination.

If you are interested in attending a session please e-mail our Chapter Administrator at [email protected] or contact our VP of Education at [email protected]

CMP Study sessions are approximately 2 – 2.5 hours in length each time, and will be held based upon the following schedule.  There is some flexibility to change the schedule based upon a consensus from everyone participating in the study group and availability of course instructors.  The class does not have an online or speakerphone attendance element.

The costs for the study group is $150.00 for MPI members and $200.00 for non members payable to MPISFL and should be mailed to:

South Florida Meeting Professionals International
Attn: Chapter Administrator
Paragon Events
352 NE 3rd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
(p) 561-243-3073 x 38  (f) 561-274-4848 (e) [email protected]

Recommended Study guides: 
•    CIC Manual 8th Edition ($65.95 USD) 
•    CIC International Manual ($79.95 USD) 
•    APEX Glossary ($35.00 USD) 
•    Professional Meeting Management 5th Edition ($79.95 USD) 
•    IAEE (formerly IAEM): Guidelines for Display Rules & Regulations (Supplement to CIC 8th Edition)
•    MPI Online CMP Study Guide ($79.00 USD) –

The fee is for the Study Group Only.  It does not include study guides or registration for the CMP exam. Click Here for the Application

Important Dates for the CMP Examination:
•No date set  at this time    Submit Exam Registration with $450(US) Fee 
•No date set at this time      Examination


The foremost certification program of today's meetings, conventions and expositions industry, the CMP or Certified Meeting Professional designation recognizes those who have achieved the industry's highest standards of professionalism.  The CMP defines the professional standard of experience and expertise required for planning and execution of effective and successful meetings.

CMP Program Goals

  • Increase the professionalism of meeting managers in any component or sector of the industry. 
  • Identifying a body of knowledge 
  • Establishing the level of knowledge and performance required for certification. 
  • Stimulating the advancement of the art and science of meeting management. 
  • Increasing the Value of practitioners to their employers. 
  • Recognizing and raising industry standards, practices and ethics. 
  • Maximizing the value received from the products and services provided by CMPs. 

CMP Requirements

  • Current employment in the meetings industry 
  • Responsibility and accountability for the completion of meetings 
  • Three (3) years meeting management experience 
  • Completion of a 15 page application and score at least 90 points out of 150 points 
  • Pass 165 multiple choice question exam within 3.5 hours

The Application Process
Request an Application Kit from the Convention Industry Council:

Convention Industry Council
4490, P.O. Box 85080,
Richmond, VA 23285-4490
PH: 703-610-9030
Fax: 703-610-9005 

Application Kit Includes

  • CMP Exam Application 
  • Eligibility requirements for the CMP Exam
  • Benefits of Obtaining the CMP Designation
  • The CMP Process 
  • Overview of CMP Requirements 
  • How to Prepare for the Examination 
  • Exam-Taking Tips 
  • Schedule of Test Dates and Deadlines 
  • Sample CMP Examination Items (Questions) 
  • Suggested List of References

The Application
Accumulation of Points: Minimum of 90 pts & Maximum of 150 pts based in Six Key Result areas:

  • Experience in Meeting Management-35 Points 
  • Management responsibility-55 Points 
  • Education and Continuing Education-20 Points 
  • Membership-10 Points 
  • Professional Contributions in Meeting Management-30 Points 
  • Essay and References

The CMP Exam
165 Questions covering 27 meeting management functions.  Each of the 27 functions are affected by or relevant to the conditions under which meetings are organized.  The exam will assess an individual’s knowledge in terms of meeting management functions and the conditions associated with those functions.

The CMP Online Study Guide
As part of MPI's ongoing efforts to enhance membership value by delivering the education, training, and support that advances member's professional careers, MPI is proud to announce the release of the MPI CMP Online Study Guide.  Developed by MPI in partnership with Arizona State University, and sponsored by the MPI Foundation and the Wyndham Hotel Group, the Study Guide provides a focused, flexible approach to preparing for the CMP Exam.  Utilize the links below to download or view FAQ, Fact Sheet, or to preview the Online guide being released soon. 

CMP Online Study Guide- FAQ

CMP Online Study Guide - Fact Sheet

CMP Online Study Guide - Preview (7/08)