CMP Information


PASAE is a CMP Preferred Provider.  The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential.  All qualifying activities also indicate how many CE credits attendees will receive for participating.


What is a CMP Preferred Provider?

CMP Preferred Providers are organizations that have formally registered with the Events Industry Council (EIC) and are committed to providing education that aligns with one of the 9 domains included in the CMP International Standards (CMP-IS). The CMP- IS domains are: Strategic Planning, Project Management, Risk Management, Financial Management, Human Resources, Stakeholder Management, Meeting or Event Design, Site Management, and Marketing.

Program Overview

The Events Industry Council (EIC) launched the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program in 1985 to

  • enhance the knowledge and performance of meeting professionals,
  • promote the status and credibility of the meeting profession, and
  • advance uniform standards of practice.
Today, the CMP credential is recognized globally as the badge of excellence in the meeting, convention, exhibition, and event industry. The qualifications for certification are based on professional experience, education, and a rigorous exam.


Created by and for Meeting Professionals

The CMP exam was developed and is maintained by meeting professionals from all over the world who volunteer their time to ensure that the program reflects the best practices in the meeting management field. More than 10,000 meeting professionals in 55 countries around the globe hold the CMP designation. This unique community represents every sector of the industry—from corporations and associations to government and institutional organizations.

The CMP program aims to increase the professionalism of meeting management professionals in all sectors of the industry by:

  • Identifying a comprehensive body of knowledge in the meeting management profession
  • Promoting industry standards, practices and ethics
  • Stimulating the advancement of the art and science of meeting management
  • Increasing the value of Certified Meeting Professionals to their employers
  • Maximizing the value received from the products and services provided by CMPs


Those applying for the CMP designation should start by reviewing the CMP International Standards and then focus their study program on the domains in which they have the least experience.

Earn or Renew Your CMP

Detailed information on the CMP Program can be found on the Events Industry Council's website.

Virtual CMP Prep Course

PASAE has partnered with the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) to offer a virtual CMP prep course. This in-depth learning experience, which aligns with the most current CMP International Standards, will help prepare candidates for the CMP Examination. Find out more information here






The PASAE Foundation provides scholarships to those seeking their CMP accreditation.