The CMP Program and exam is based on the CMP International Standards (CMP-IS). All exam items (questions) relate to this body of knowledge. Those considering CMP certification should begin by reviewing the CMP-IS and assess your level of knowledge and skills outlined in the CMP-IS.
The CMP-IS is comprised of 10 domains:
- Strategic Planning
- Project Management
- Risk Management
- Financial Management
- Human Resources
- Stakeholder Management
- Meeting or Event Design
- Site Management
Those who are successful in obtaining the CMP designation have demonstrated mastery of the 10 domains.
The CMP-IS was developed and is updated by subject matter experts who already hold the CMP designation and are working in the field. The CMP-IS is updated every five years to ensure that the exam reflects the current knowledge needed to be a successful meeting professional. Download the CMP International Standards