Certified Meeting Professional

Do you aspire to become a Certified Meeting Professional? 
Our CMP Preparation Course is your pathway to success.

Get Ready to Excel in Your CMP Exam with Our Comprehensive Preparation Course!

MSAE is pleased to partner with MMPI- Michigan Chapter to provide a robust and engaging course to help candidates prepare to sit for the CMP exam. This course offers an in-depth learning experience that aligns with the current CMP International Standards developed by the Events Industry Council (EIC). The 14-week course is led by a core group of practitioners and subject matter specialists. 

Unlock Your Potential with the CMP Exam Preparation Course

Our intensive course is meticulously designed to equip you with the expertise necessary to tackle the CMP exam. From essential concepts to the latest industry trends, our curriculum covers it all:

๐ŸŒ Key Concepts and Industry Insights

๐Ÿ“‹ Event Planning and Logistics Mastery

๐Ÿ“ข Marketing and Promotion Strategies

๐Ÿ“š Strategic and Ethical Considerations 

With a blend of theory and practical application, you'll be well-prepared to not only pass the exam but excel in your career.

Course Format
Course Schedule
Prep Materials


This is an in-person course with live instruction and virtual access. While participants are strongly encouraged to attend the weekly sessions in person, a virtual link will be provided and session recordings will be made available.


The course begins October 2023 and ends January 2024. Sessions will be held every Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. - with exception of October 31, which will be held from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Session recordings available here
(Registered participants only)

Purchase Study Materials

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Join us and embark on a learning journey that will elevate your professional standing and open doors to exciting opportunities! 

NOTE: Course registration and fees are separate from EIC's application and exam fees. 


CMP Course Expert Faculty

  • Jennifer Berkemeier
    Jennifer Berkemeier
    Sales Manager Huntington Place (313)877-8777
    Instructor (Stakeholder Management)
  • Jared Burkhart
    Jared Burkhart
    Chief Executive Officer Big I Michigan (517)323-9473
    Instructor (Risk Management)
  • Amber Sheerin
    Amber Sheerin
    Program and Event Director Michigan Library Association 15173942774
    Instructor (Financial Management)
  • Ariel Backus
    Ariel Backus
    Director of Sales, National Accounts Choose Lansing (517)377-1405
    Instructor (Human Resources)
  • Kimberly C Moore
    Kimberly C Moore
    Owner/Planner Events & Moore (517)862-6089
    Instructor (Meeting/Event Design)
  • Kimberly E. Corcoran
    Kimberly E. Corcoran
    Owner Destination Michigan (734)646-0791
    Instructor (Strategic Planning)
  • Joanna Nelson
    Joanna Nelson
    General Manager Bavarian Inn Lodge & Conference Center (989)652-7200
    Instructor (Marketing)
  • Debbie Kopkau
    Debbie Kopkau
    Director of Certification Michigan School Business Officials (517)327-5920
    Instructor (Formulas)