CMP Application 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 Handbook prior to dowloading 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
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
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
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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.
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CMP International Standards (CMP-IS)
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