CIC has two documents that are required readings in order to aid in candidate success. This includes the CMP Handbook and the CMP International Standards. We also recommend three reading materials, which include: The CIC Manual, 9th edition, the CIC Industry Glossary and the PMM Manual, 6th edition. The manuals will help you understand how the domains are applied to the daily life of a meeting professional and the CIC Industry Glossary, gives explanations of industry terms. Other than these materials, CIC does not recommend any one method of studying because everyone learns differently. Some prefer working with study groups and some like to study on their own. There are many study groups hosted by other organizations, such as MPI. There are also online, self-paced programs that some find useful.