One-hundred and sixty-nine meeting professionals passed the first-quarter Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) examination, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) announced last week.
Established in 1985, the CMP program is designed to "increase the professionalism of meeting managers," "recognize and raise industry standards," and "increase the value of these practitioners to their employers," according to CIC.
To date, more than 14,000 meeting professionals in 51 countries and territories have earned the CMP credential.
Obtaining the CMP designation is a two-part process consisting of an application and a written examination. Additionally, applicants must have completed a minimum of 25 hours of industry-specific continuing education or a meeting management internship.
The next CMP exam window is scheduled for May 7-6, 2015, when CIC will offer both the CMP and the CMP Healthcare subspecialty (CMP-HP) examinations. For more information, visit www.conventionindustry.org.
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