Submitting the Application

You may apply for the CMP at any time. Once approved, you have one year to take and pass the CMP exam before you have to reapply. Eligible applicants are notified via email from Events Industry Council. Candidates have one (1) year from the time that they are notified of their eligibility to pay the exam fee and take and pass the examination.

Your application must be submitted online. Your first step is to create an online account where you can document your continuing education activities and your professional experience.

You already have an online account if you:

  • Were a CMP but you’ve expired
  • Have ever applied to take the CMP
  • Have taken the CMP exam and failed
If you had an account in our old system, the first time you login to the new online system you’ll need to reset your password. You can access your account directly at
  • Click “Forgot Your Password?”
  • Enter the email associated with your Events Industry Council records and an email will be sent to you with instructions to proceed.
  • If your email address has changed and is not the email associated with your Events Industry Council account, DO NOT CREATE A NEW RECORD.  Instead, please contact or call Events Industry Council at +1 202-367-1190 and speak with a customer service representative.

Once your password has been reset, you’ll use your email and your new password to access your online account.

The CMP certification program is a two-part process in which you must complete the CMP application to demonstrate your eligibility, and then successfully pass a written examination covering the functions performed in meeting management.

The CMP exam is offered at secure testing centers four times a year (January, May, August and November) during 10-day testing windows. Prometric, Events Industry Council's testing agency offers more than 450 testing centers around the world.