CMP Application Requirements

REQUIREMENTS 

The application is made up of two sections that are required to be completed. It is recommended that applicants download and read the CMP 2014 Handbook prior to downloading the application. 

SECTION I — PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE MEETING, EVENT, EXHIBITION AND HOSPITALITY/TOURISM INDUSTRY

Meeting, event, exhibition, and hospitality/tourism management hereinafter called "industry"

Option 1: Professional Experience

  • Currently or recently employed in the industry (within the previous twelve (12) months) with a minimum of 36 months qualifying full-time work experience.

Option 2: Professional and Education Experience

  • Currently or recently employed in the industry (within the previous twelve (12) months) with a minimum of 24 months qualifying full-time work experience AND holds a bachelor’s degree or international equivalent in meeting, event, exhibition, and hospitality/tourism management. All professional experience and other meeting management activities submitted must have occurred in a professional context, not earned during academic study.  

Option 3: Professional Experience in Academia

  • Currently a full-time instructor of meeting, event, exhibition or hospitality/tourism management an educational institution or university program with 36 months of full-time experience in academia.

SECTION II — INTERNSHIP OR CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Option 1: Industry Internship

  • Completed a structured, supervised internship in meeting, event, exhibition or hospitality/tourism management with a minimum of 200 hours of work experience with a professional organization through an accredited educational institution or university.

Option 2: Continuing Education

  • Completion of 25 clock hours of industry-related continuing education within the past five years. In order to receive credit for continuing education, courses must relate to one of the domain areas of the CMP International Standards (CMP-IS). The CMP-IS is the body of knowledge for the Certified Meeting Professional program and examination.  
Click Here to Download the CMP Application

Please note that you are not able to electronically save the document after it is filled out unless you have Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher.  Be sure to print and save a copy for yourself.                          

 

CMP 2014 Handbook

CMP International Standards (CMP-IS)

Click here to download a supplemental Professional Experience page
Click here to download a supplemental Continuing Education page

Click here to download a sample resume