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Meeting Professionals International offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to recognize and record satisfactory participation in non-credit educational programs. One CEU is awarded for each 10 contact hours of classroom participation. The minimum program length to record CEU credit is one hour.

You may need CEU credits if:

  • You are going to apply to take the CMP exam
  • Your employer requires CEUs for career advancement
  • Your licensing agency (including CMP) requires continuing education to maintain credentials

The foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry, the CMP program recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry’s highest standard of professionalism. Established in 1985, the CMP credential increases the proficiency of meeting professionals by:

  • Identifying a body of knowledge;
  • Establishing a level of knowledge and performance necessary 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 Certified Meeting Professionals.

Through the CMP program, individuals who are employed in meeting management pursue continuing education, increase their industry involvement, and gain industry-wide recognition. The requirements for certification are based on professional experience and a written examination. Currently, over 13,000 individuals in 35 countries and territories have earned the CMP designation.

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CMP Study Group 

The MPI North Florida CMP Study Group is a 12-week program of educational sessions exclusively focused on the study and review in preparation for the Certified Meeting Professional exam. The study Group also offers the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) for those seeking additional hours to qualify to sit for the CMP exam.

The program meets once a week for 12 weeks and covers the ten different domains specified in CMP-IS defined by the CMP governing body, the Convention Industry Council (CIC).

Facilitated by local CMP industry experts, each session will offer an in-depth review of the specified domain along followed by a detailed practice exam to test knowledge and understanding of the content.

Study Group sessions meet weekly from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The final session is an extended session from 3:00pm 7:00pm and includes a mock exam.

Cost to participate is $75 for MPI members and $150 for prospective members.

Prospective members who join MPI before the end of the study sessions may apply $50 of their study group fee towards membership!

If you have any questions please contact our Vice President of Education, Marianna Giolia, CMP.

Registration is now open for the Study Group that will start February 16th- Click here to register

Enhance your career or business and increase your influence with the industrys most recognized global certification, the Global Certification in Meeting Management (CMM).

The mission of the CMM program is to select, educate, and certify management-level meeting and event professionals. We enhance the strategic decision making ability of these leaders to manage and deliver exceptional meetings and events that drive organizational success.

What is the CMM?

MPIs CMM is an intensive learning opportunity designed for experienced and highly accomplished members of our global meeting industry community seeking career advancement and professional recognition. The 5 day program enhances the strategic decision-making ability of these leaders, enabling delivery of exceptional meetings and events that drive organizational success. The CMM designation is the most prestigious in the meetings and events industry. Continuously updated and revitalized with curriculum enhancements, upgrades have been made to the curriculum for the 2008 program.

Who is the CMM for?

Management-level meeting and event professionals with a minimum of ten years experience in the industry. Leaders who have existing expertise in all aspects of meeting management including logistics, budgets, people, legal/contracts, and marketing and communications.

For CMPs and CMP Candidates

  • CIC manages all credit reporting electronically now. CMPs and Candidates must have an account setup to claim or submit credit for application or re-certification purposes.
  • MPI NF is a CIC preferred provider. At the conclusion of an educational event that has been approved for credit a roster of attendees is submitted to CIC.
  • The CIC system uses email addresses to identify CMPs/Candidates. Your email address on file with MPI and CIC must match in order for participation to be recognized and automatically posted to your CIC account.
  • When the roster has been posted, you will receive an email from CIC to claim your credit.
  • After logging into your CIC account, select Add/Edit Continuing Education.
  • Find the session you attended and click edit.
  • Enter the number of hours for the program you attended. (i.e. luncheons are approved for 1 hour). In the case of WEC or other multi-hour events, you will self-report the actual number of hours you participated.