Professional Development / Certifications

MPI Ottawa offers educational programs throughout the year that can support your professional development as you work your way up to successful certification. Visit the Education & Events section of this website to review your choices.

MPI Ottawa is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. All qualifying activities also indicate how many CE credits attendees will receive for participating.

For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit
www.conventionindustry.org.

Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)

The foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry, the CMP program recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry’s highest standard of professionalism. MPI is one of 32 member organizations of the Convention Industry Council (CIC), which sponsors the CMP program based on professional experience and academic examination.

Overview

MPI is one of 32 member organizations of the Convention Industry Council (CIC), which sponsors the CMP program based on professional experience and academic examination.

Obtaining the designation of a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) sets the standard of excellence as governed by the Convention Industry Council. Through the CMP Program, individuals who are currently employed in meeting management have the opportunity to pursue continuing education, increased industry involvement and industry-wide recognition by achieving the CMP designation. The requirements for certification are based on professional experience and an academic examination.

The elite CMP community now numbers in the thousands, with representatives from every sector of the industry – from corporations and associations to governmental and institutional organizations.

Convention Industry Council

To learn more about obtaining the CMP designation, we recommend that you visit the Convention Industry Council website.

CMP Study Group – Helping you achieve your goals

Once you’ve reached the decision to obtain your CMP designation, we recommend that you join a CMP Study Group. The MPI Ottawa Chapter organizes a Study Group each year, which usually starts in the fall and runs until January.

For information on the next CMP Study Group in Ottawa, check our Latest News or contact strategiceducation@mpiottawa.ca.

If you can’t join a study group, we recommend you utilize MPI’s On-line CMP Study Guide which is a focused and flexible program designed to support preparation for the CMP exam.

 

Certification in Meeting Management (CMM)

MPI’s Global CMM program is the first university co-developed global professional designation for senior-level meeting professionals which focuses on strategic issues that are critical to advancement in the meeting industry. Throughout the residency and post-residency portions, attendees are led through exercises designed to promote strategic thinking, leadership and executive decision-making skills. Currently 250 meeting professionals worldwide have obtained this acclaimed certification.

For more information, visit our International website at www.mpiweb.org.

 

Professional Development OnDemand

One of the many benefits offered to MPI members is the Professional Development OnDemand initiative hosted by MPI International. This initiative sees webinars posted to the MPIweb.org site and made available to MPI members across the globe. New live webinars are offered almost every week and added to the library shortly thereafter. The library itself contains a variety of past webinars that are stored for future use. Even better, MPI On Demand content counts towards getting your CMP with eligible CEU credits.

Access the OnDemand Webinars here (you will need to sign-in with your MPI log-in details).