PCMA CMP Online Prep™ helps you study on your schedule. With self-paced content, full practice CMP exams, 68 CMP clock hours, and 400 glossary flashcards, our course is the most in-depth CMP prep course in the market and can help event planners earn up to $18,000 more, according to findings from Convene Magazine.

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Here’s what past alumni have said:

  • The CMP study course was an excellent supplement to use alongside the reading books. I loved how it tracked my progress, had pre- and post-tests for each module. Some questions were actually very similar to the actual CMP exam.”

    Caryn Pepper, CMP, Meetings Manager, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • It breaks down each domain into a digestible amount of information. It made it easy for me to map out my studies by conquering one domain a week, with the last week or two to do practice exams.”

    Joana Brenckle, Senior Events Specialist, The Broad Institute
  • I had studied the materials but hadn't taken a test in years so I was really nervous about it. Reviewing the modules in the course and taking a full test was really helpful. I felt prepared to take the exam -- and passed!”

    Alyssa Barnum, Director of Conferences, America Jail Association
  • It was great and summarized the test in an engaging way. Truly could not have passed without it. ”

    Lisa Gossmann, CMP, Catering Manager, San Diego Convention Center Corporation
  • I thought that the course is a fantastic bridge to the textbook materials. It helped me prepare for the exam. I also really enjoyed the practice questions.”

    Grant Stahulak, CMP, Coordinator, Programs & Meetings, International Warehouse Logistics Association


88% said learning modules were well organized and easy to navigate.


87% would recommend this course.


74% completed the course in less than 6 months and 61% completed within 3 months.

PCMA is an Approved CAE Provider & CMP Preferred Vendor.


Elevate your business events career with a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation. CMP holders increase their pay by an average of $11,000, according to Convene’s 2022 Salary Survey. Professionals with both a CMP and Digital Event Strategist certification earn $18,000 more than their peers.


  • 9 Study Modules

    Each module, organized by the EIC Domains, takes you through a study outline, a pre-test and a post-test.

  • Track Your Progress

    See your results and identify areas to study.

  • Printable Outlines

    Easy to print and review outline handouts, each organized by EIC Domains.

  • Practice Exams

    2 full-length, timed CMP practice exams help prepare you for the real exam.


Between August 4–13, 2021, we’ll be enhancing our technology and performing core system updates to streamline your online experience with PCMA, including the Catalyse Forum & Directory. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact:

  • [email protected] if you need membership changes or to purchase a membership, register for an event, or other general information.
  • [email protected] if you need to purchase an educational product, such as the Digital Event Strategist certification course or 7 Change Actions.


3 EIC Recommended Textbooks

  • PCMA Professional Meeting Management
  • APEX Glossary – 2019 Edition
  • CIC Manual – 9th Edition


CMP Online Prep Course

  • 9 Modules by EIC Domain
  • 2 Full-length Timed CMP Practice Exams
  • 68 Clock Hours
  • 400 CMP Glossary Flashcards
  • 1 Year Access

$529 for non-members


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  • 3 EIC Recommended Textbooks
  • 9 Modules by EIC Domain
  • 2 Full-length Timed CMP Practice Exams
  • 68 Clock Hours
  • 400 CMP Glossary Flashcards
  • 1 Year Access

$631 for non-members

Need more time? Email [email protected] to purchase a CMP Prep Course extension.


Convene offers a monthly series of must-read articles organized around CMP knowledge areas that, along with an online test and essay, enables readers to easily earn CEs.



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