CMM - Global Certification in Meeting Management
ENHANCE YOUR CAREER or business and increase your influence with the industry’s most recognized global certification —The Global Certification in Meeting Management (CMM).
The mission of the CMM program is to select, educate, and certify management-level meeting and event professionals. We enhance the strategic decision making ability of these leaders to manage and deliver exceptional meetings and events that drive organizational success.
What is the CMM?
MPI’s CMM is an intensive learning opportunity designed for experienced and highly accomplished members of our global meeting industry community seeking career advancement and professional recognition. The 5 day program enhances the strategic decision-making ability of these leaders, enabling delivery of exceptional meetings and events that drive organizational success. The CMM designation is the most prestigious in the meetings and events industry. Continuously updated and revitalized with curriculum enhancements, upgrades have been made to the curriculum for the 2008 program.
Who is the CMM for?
Management-level meeting and event professionals with a minimum of ten years experience in the industry. Leaders who have existing expertise in all aspects of meeting management including logistics, budgets, people, legal/contracts, and marketing and communications.
CMM Application Fees
Steps to obtain your CMM
1. Complete the online application.
2. You will be notified by MPI before the end of the following month if your application has been accepted. Once accepted to the program, you must register for an upcoming education program.
3. Once registered for a program, you will receive notifications regarding pre-course work and/or reading required for the program (typical time requirement is 10-12 hours).
4. You must be present onsite for the 5˝ day program. Attendance is required for each session and group coursework participation is required for two evenings of the program.
5. One week following the 5˝ day program, you must submit and successfully pass an online essay examination based on the coursework presented onsite.
6. You must submit a newly created business plan and receive a passing score.
Criteria for Acceptance
Each area of the application will be scored based on the following criteria:
* A minimum of 10 years of experience in the industry.
* Expertise in all aspects of meeting management including, but not limited to, logistics management, budget management, people management, experience with legal/contracts, and management experience with marketing and communications.
* Consistent history of professional continuing education.
* In addition, the information provided on the application about a candidate’s additional or exceptional qualifications is factored into the decision.
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US $75 for MPI members and US $125 for non-members.
(Applicants in Europe will be charged the current converted rate in Euros)
Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive an e-mail notification to register for the next scheduled CMM program. An accepted application is valid for two years.
CMM Program Registration Fees
US $1800 for MPI members and US $2200 for non-members
Fee includes attendee materials,continental breakfast and lunch daily, an opening reception and closing dinner reception.
For any additional questions on the CMM program please contact MPI by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Use of CMM Designation
The use of the CMM designation without official written approval from MPI is a serious violation of the ethics of the CMM program and constitutes infringement of MPI’s registered certification mark. Any unauthorized use will result in you being barred from the CMM program along with potential termination of your MPI membership. By applying to the CMM program, you agree to abide by all policies and procedures governing the program and to be obligated to pay all costs including attorneys’ fees associated with any action on the part of MPI to enforce applicable policies and procedures governing the CMM program including but not limited to the unauthorized use of the CMM designation.