CMP Recertification

Every five (5) years CMPs are required to recertify by documenting ongoing involvement in the meetings industry through employment, continuing education and professional contributions. CMPs are sent a reminder the year in which their current CMP certificate is set to expire. With that notice, CMPs receive information regarding the recertification process and instructions to access the recertification application form and 2014 CMP Recertification Handbook.

Recertification Requirements

Eligibility is based on an application with two required areas of focus.     

Professional Experience - Employment in the industry, full-time or part-time, for a minimum of 36 of the last 60 months
Employment as a full-time or part-time instructor of meeting, event, exhibition or hospitality/tourism management at an educational institution or in a university program, for a minimum of 36 of the last 60 months.


Formal Education - Earning a bachelor’s degree or higher or its international equivalent in any curriculum within the past five (5) years.
Continuing Education - Fulfilling twenty-five (25) clock hours of industry-related continuing education* within the past five (5) years.
Continuing Education and Industry Support Activities - Fulfilling fifteen (15) clock hours of industry-related continuing education* within the past five (5) years and participating in at least three (3) of the following activities:

    Membership in a meeting/hospitality industry organization; 
    Member of an industry organization Board of Directors 
    Member of an industry organization Committee 
    Author of an article 
    Speaker at an event on an industry related subject (including study groups) 
    Study Group Leader 
    Proctor a CMP Exam 

Recertification Application

CMP Recertification Application
2014 CMP Recertification Handbook
Supplemental Continuing Education Page 

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.  

Additional Information

*Industry-related continuing education hours must match to a domain area in the CMP-International Standards (CMP-IS).  The CMP-IS is the current body of knowledge required for CMPs and also outlines exam content. Note: It is not necessary to have your education in each of the CMP-IS exam content domain areas. 

CMP International Standards


Deadlines and Fees

 Due Date


Recertification Year 

Recertification Fee

January 1 - April 30

$200 USD 


Recertification Fee

May 1 - August 30

$225 USD


Recertification Fee

September 1 - December 31 

$250 USD


Recertification Lapsed Status

December 31

$350 USD


Expired Status

Contact CIC


2012 or earlier

Emeritus Status       

$200 USD 


CMP Certificate Reprint Fee   


 $25 USD


Follow the directions below to pay your Recertification Application fee online:

1. Click CMP Directory and login (All CMPs have a login. Please contact CIC if you do not remember your login information.)
2. Update your contact information, if necessary
3. Once you are in your record, click "Shopping Cart" on the left hand menu
4. At the top of the next screen, click "Certifications" (next to "Events")
5. At the next screen, click "Add to Cart" next to CMP
6. Under "Certification Process Summary" select Status: Certified
7. Check the appropriate application submission fee box, then click "Add to Cart"
8. On the next screen, click the "Check-Out" then complete the transaction
9. If you do not submit your application before the deadline, you will forfeit your fee