You’ve decided to go for your Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation — the gold standard of excellence in the business events industry, held by 11,000 professionals in 55 countries.
We know the idea of a three-hour exam sounds daunting, so here are tips on how to make your preparation process smoother.
Make sure you’re qualified
There are employment and CE requirements for taking the CMP exam. Make sure you have met them before you start the registration process.
Create your CMP online account
Even if you don’t meet the CMP application requirements right now, start your account to help you track and record your continuing education.
Update your resume
You’ll need to attach your resume when you submit your application. Plus, this update will help you detail your professional experience.
Schedule your exam
If you’re the kind of person who works better with a deadline, set your exam date before you begin studying. Otherwise, you can schedule your exam whenever you are ready. Exams are administered around the world by Prometric, an independent testing agency. You can find CMP testing locations by searching “EIC” or “Events Industry Council” on Prometric’s website.
Find or create a study group and enroll in a course like PCMA CMP Exam Prep, where you can take a full-length timed CMP practice exam, earn up to 68 CE credits to apply toward your certification and review the nine EIC domains covered in the test. In addition, PCMA CMP Exam Prep offers pre- and post-tests for each domain so you can see where you should focus your studies.