CMP Center

Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)

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General Information

Through the CMP-IS program, individuals who are employed in meeting management pursue continuing education, increase their industry involvement and gain industry-wide recognition. In addition, the CMP-IS includes internationally relevant best practices and provides a greater level of detail when describing and categorizing industry knowledge, ability and skills. The requirements for certification are based on professional experience and a written examination. 

More than 80% of the educational content offered at FICP events is eligible for CMP credit across the nine domains from the CMP International Standards, helping planner members and hospitality partners grow in their professional development. 

How FICP Can Support Your CMP Journey

FICP is a CMP Preferred Provider. What does that mean? At each FICP event, you have the opportunity to attend sessions that are pre-approved by the Events Industry Council for CMP credit. We are committed to delivering education that helps you earn or maintain the CMP certification.

How to Claim CE after an FICP Event

IMPORTANT: You must register for FICP events using the same email address that is associated with your Events Industry Council CMP Account to trigger the automatic process. 

  1. FICP will load your event attendance into your online CMP portal. Please note, the individual sessions you attended will NOT automatically be captured. 
  2. Once you receive email confirmation that your attendance has been recorded, log in to your CMP account and “edit” the event in your portal to record the total number of hours you spent in educational sessions. 

Note:  If your CMP profile does not include an event you attended, please contact the Events Industry Council

FICP Event Agendas and Receipts 

FICP provides session agendas and receipts for each event to track which pre-approved CMP sessions you attended. You may upload these resources as supporting documentation in your CMP account. 
Download agendas  to gauge what CMP sessions FICP has hosted in the past. Visit TheNetwork for archived years.

2017 2016 2015
Winter Symposium Winter Symposium Winter Symposium
Education Forum Education Forum Education Forum
  Summer Symposium Summer Symposium
  Fall Symposium Fall Symposium
  Annual Conference Annual Conference


How do I create a CMP account with Events Industry Council?

  • Click on the “Login” button in the upper right-hand corner of, then click on “Get Started” and follow the prompts.

What can I do within my CMP account?

  • Track your continuing education activities as you completed them.
  • Upload supporting documentation (e.g., event session descriptions and registration information, resume, transcripts).
  • Submit your completed application, pay your exam fee and schedule your exam.

Do you have any tips for applying for the CMP designation? 

  • Start by reviewing the CMP International Standards and CMP Handbook. Then, focus your study program on the domains in which you have the least experience.
  • Check out the CMP Update held at FICP’s 2016 Annual Conference (login required).
  • Consider joining or starting a study group. Connect with other FICP members through TheNetwork. (login required)

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