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CMP Information session 2019

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Finally, someone can advise you about becoming a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP).

In this session, you will learn about:
- How to earn your 25-hours of continuing education for the application
- Benefits of being a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
- CMP application, including what backup to attach and many other tips
- Exam and how it is assembled
- How to prepare for the exam

http://www.eventsolutionsmanagement.com/cmp/

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CMP Information session 2019

  1. 1. CMP Process Strategies Revealed CMP Information Session
  2. 2. Agenda • Online Class Housekeeping • History of the CMP Designation • Benefits of Certification • CMP Process • Exam Preparation
  3. 3. Housekeeping • Interactive Session • Use chat window in your control panel • Ask questions as I am speaking
  4. 4. Introductions • Are you a supplier or a planner? • What kind of company do you work for? • Why are you interested in earning your CMP?
  5. 5. Ellen Maiara, CMP • Independent Planner in Tampa, FL, USA • Experience includes working for • Association • Corporation • Academic Institution • Destination Management Company
  6. 6. Ellen Maiara, CMP • My career needed a jump start • I gained • Education • Network • Improved earnings • Confidence
  7. 7. Events Industry Council • An Association for associations • More than 30 International meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry member organizations • Mission • Develop programs to promote professionalism • Own and administer the Certified Meeting Professional certification
  8. 8. CMP Program • Launched in 1985 • Enhance the knowledge and performance of meeting professionals • Promote the status and credibility of the meeting profession • Advance uniform standards of practice • Certified Meeting Professional
  9. 9. CMP Program • Today • The CMP credential is recognized globally • Badge of excellence • The qualifications are based on • Professional experience • Education • Rigorous exam
  10. 10. CMP Program Goals • Identify a body of knowledge • Establish a level of knowledge and performance required for certification • Stimulate the advancement of the art and science of meeting management
  11. 11. CMP Program Goals • Increase the value of practitioners • Provide unique networking opportunities
  12. 12. CMP Benefits Professional Development Improved earnings Personal achievement Increased knowledge Enhanced credibility Global recognition Use the CMP designation Network at CMP only programs Listing in CMP directory
  13. 13. CMP Process Apply Register for Exam Choose Date, Time Location Exam
  14. 14. Application • Read the current CMP Handbook • Link provided in handout • Online submission • EventsCouncil.org • Open your own account • Track continuing education activities • Upload application supporting documentation
  15. 15. Application • No deadlines for • Application • Registration • Exam scheduling
  16. 16. Application • At any time, you can • Create and submit your application • Submit your exam fee • Schedule your exam for any available testing window
  17. 17. Application • Demonstrate eligibility by meeting a requirement in each section • Professional Experience • Continuing Education and Internships
  18. 18. Section 1 – Professional Experience Option 1 36-months full-time employment Position of responsibility Option 2 24-months full-time employment Completed degree in hospitality Option 3 36-months as a full- time instructor Institution of higher education
  19. 19. Section 1 – Professional Experience
  20. 20. Section 1 – Professional Experience • Updated resume or CV • Include current employment • Match what you are claiming on the application
  21. 21. Section 2 – Continuing Education & Internships Option 1 25 Clock Hours of Continuing Education Earned in the past 5 years Option 2 Industry Internship 200-hours Administered by institution of higher education
  22. 22. Section 2 – Continuing Education & Internships
  23. 23. Section 2 – Continuing Education & Internships • 2 types of Continuing Education • Pre-approved by the EIC • Information will be uploaded into your EIC account • Not pre-approved • You will have to upload the details into your EIC account • Proof you attended • Description of the session
  24. 24. Section 2 – Continuing Education & Internships
  25. 25. • Compare your continuing education to the CMP International Standards • Link provided in handout Section 2 – Continuing Education & Internships
  26. 26. Section 2 – Continuing Education & Internships
  27. 27. Section 2 – Continuing Education & Internships
  28. 28. Section 2 – Continuing Education & Internships
  29. 29. Application • Not subjective • Meet the requirements • Provide documentation • You will be admitted into the program • Start studying immediately
  30. 30. Recommended Study Materials • Published by the Events Industry Council (EIC) • Events Industry Council Manual 9th Edition • Available in print and e-book • Published by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) • Professional Meeting Management 6th Edition
  31. 31. Recommended Study Materials • Events Industry Glossary • Online version • Link provided in handout • Purchase in print
  32. 32. Recommended Study Materials • Work from correct editions • Purchase from the Events Industry Council • Link provided in handout
  33. 33. Critical Path • Read CMP Handbook • Submit application - milestone • Purchase study materials • Join a study group • Next groups start • May 7 at 8 PM eastern • August 6 at 8 PM eastern
  34. 34. Critical Path • Register to take the exam – milestone • Commit to taking the exam during testing window • January • May • August • November
  35. 35. Critical Path • At the same time… • If you speak English as a second language • Request 30 minutes of additional time • If you have a documented disability • Request an accommodation for exam day • Refer to the CMP Handbook for details
  36. 36. Critical Path • Exam appointment scheduling – milestone • Availability is on a first-come-first-served basis • You will be choosing location, date and time • 2019 Exam Dates – Full Months of Jan, May, Aug, Nov
  37. 37. Exam • Exam offered in secure testing facilities • Computer based exam • 3.5 Hours
  38. 38. Exam • 165 Multiple choice questions • No fill in the blank, true/false or essay questions • 4 Possible answers for each question • Questions are situational, not rote
  39. 39. Exam • Each exam is comprised of a new selection from the CMP Item Bank • Database of questions • Prepared by CMPs • CMP Conclave
  40. 40. Exam • Exam items undergo a stringent review process • CMPs • CMP Board of Directors, Exam Committee • Third party testing agency
  41. 41. Exam • Questions measure competency and skill • Writing and reviewing questions • Ongoing process • Keep exam current
  42. 42. Exam • Results are reported as either pass or fail • You will receive your results on the day you take your exam
  43. 43. CMP Study Group • Independent research shows that students who study as a group do better on the exam than those who study on their own • Study group membership is good for one year from the date of registration
  44. 44. CMP Study Group • EIC Preferred Provider of Continuing Education • Provide 30 clock hours approved by the EIC • Fast and easy way to earn your hours while preparing for the exam
  45. 45. CMP Study Group Join Study Group Membership is good for 1 year from the day you register Earn CE Hours You earn 2 hours of CE for every session you attend Submit Application Once you have 25 clock hours Study Group Sit thru a 2nd time at no additional cost Exam Pass!
  46. 46. CMP Study Group • Goals • Study content in the CMP International Standards • Understand how exam is written • Develop confidence for exam day
  47. 47. CMP Study Group • Online tools • Zoom for live study sessions • Online classroom environment • 24-Hour access • Online quiz program
  48. 48. CMP Study Group • 15 sessions – 2 hours each • First session starts May 7 at 8 PM eastern • Each week we • Discuss reading material • Review quiz questions • Study how the exam is assembled
  49. 49. CMP Study Group • Homework – 12 content sessions • Reading assignment of about 100 pages each week • Vocabulary note cards • Weekly practice quiz
  50. 50. CMP Study Group • Homework – 3 review sessions • Worksheets • 4 Practice tests • Build stamina • Develop good test taking habits
  51. 51. CMP Study Group • $399 Year long membership • 30 Hours of training • 98% Success rate • Access session and classroom from anywhere • All live sessions are recorded for those who have time conflicts • Use recordings for review
  52. 52. Questions? Ellen Maiara, CMP Event Solutions Management 18107 Kara Court Tampa, FL 33647 813-401-0739 direct skype: emaiara ellen@eventsolutionsmanagement.com

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