MSAE's Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Prep Courses offer in-depth learning experiences that align with the current CMP International Standards developed by the Events Industry Council (EIC). The 5 month interactive courses are led by a core group of facilitators and content specialists.
Already a CMP? Continue your education at the CMP Summit in the fall.
For over a decade, MSAE has successfully helped Michiganders achieve their CMP designation through a classroom setting and more recently with distant and out of state candidates with our virtual course. Starting in the Fall of 2019, we are combining these to offer classes in an in-person/virtual classroom setting. The curriculum will be consistent with the CMP International Standards (CMP-IS) knowledge base domains, which identify major content areas that compose the exam. The nine domains identify major content areas that compose the examination. If you prefer an in-person setting or are a virtual learner, MSAE now offers options twice a year to give you the tools needed to assist you be successful in your professional development goals.
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This in-depth learning experience will help prepare you for the CMP Examination. The course outlines align with the most current CMP International Standards developed by the Events Industry Council (EIC). Our course has gone through significant curriculum changes, led by a core group of facilitators and content specialists. MSAE's CMP Preparation Courses addresses topics presented on the rigorous CMP Examination through a 4 month interactive course.
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Maryanne is proud to be a lifelong Michigan resident. Maryanne is passionate about professional and career development, meeting planning, promoting Michigan associations. She earned and has held her CMP certification since 2008.
Ryan is a new CMP, receiving his certification in January of 2019. He has over seven years of event experience as a planner and on the facility side. Being a new CMP, Ryan brings experience on how to take the CMP exam.
Jan. 2 - 31, 2020
May 1- 31, 2020
Aug. 1 - 31, 2020
Nov, 1 - 30, 2020
You may be eligible to receive MSAE’s Kevin A. Kelly Scholarship. To be eligible, you must have been an Active or Association staff member of MSAE for at least one year, with current dues paid-to date. For more information or to obtain a scholarship application with additional details, please contact MSAE at 517-332-6723, email@example.com or visit www.msae.org/scholarship.
The last day to register for the Spring course is Tuesday, January 22, 2020.
MSAE Member: $600
Application Fee: $250
Payable to the Events Industry Council
The CMP application is available online
Exam Registration Fee: $450
Payable to the Events Industry Council
EIC Manual, 9th Edition, Convention Industry Council
APEX Glossary, 2016 Edition, Convention Industry Council
Professional Meeting Management - A Guide to Meetings, Conventions, and Events, 6th Edition, Glen C. Ramsborg, PhD, CMP
Please note, books may also be purchased individually. To order, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Events Industry Council (EIC) 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 is recognized globally as the badge of excellence in the meeting, convention, exhibition, and event industry. The qualifications for certification are based on professional experience, education and a rigorous exam.
Recognition: As the premier industry certification, the CMP distinguishes holders as career professionals who have demonstrated a high level of experience, skill and knowledge.
Competitive Advantage: The designation conveys credibility to a meeting professionals opinions and ideas, both at work and in the greater meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.
Peer Acceptance: CMPs are immediately recognized by other CMPs as fellow professionals committed to the advancement of the profession.
Read more benefits for earning the CMP Designation.
You must document both your experience and your education on the application before you are eligible to take the exam. Please refer to the EIC Handbook for guidelines.