CMP Program


MPI is one of 32 member organizations of the Convention Industry Council (CIC), which sponsors the CMP program based on professional experience and academic examination.  Obtaining the designation of a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) sets the standard of excellence as governed by the Convention Industry Council. The requirements for certification are based on professional experience and an academic examination.

Need Education Clock Hours?

MPI provides clock hours for education sessions and some learning activities as an additional membership benefit. If you are applying or re-certifying for the CMP program, please know that the clock hour credit calculation is regulated by the Convention Industry Council (CIC). For more information on how to calculate your hours, please visit their site.

There are two ways to report earned clock hours. At live events, you will need to have your badge scanned at the door of each session in order to receive credit and have it automatically applied to your Member Transcript. (Please allow 2-3 weeks processing) For webinars, you will need to manually add these credits to your Member Transcript.

With a 98% success rate, the MPI BC Chapter are happy to recommend Ellen Maiara's online CMP study group to our members. Ellen has an information session coming up on in mid-December and early January.

Register at:

For $350 you'll receive 30 hours of Continuing Education credits and CMP Study Group Membership for one year, while you prep for your CMP. 

Email or call Ellen at 813-401-0739 to sign up for her CMP study group or learn more at

Member Transcript

Add clock hours to your history

View your clock hour history

To remove clock hours, email with the event name and workshop name you would like removed.

For more information, please contact MPI Global Member Engagement.

Convention Industry Council

To learn more about obtaining the designation we recommend that you visit the Convention Industry Council Website to learn more about becoming a CMP.