CMP Information

MPISCC is offering a CMP study group this fall to help you prepare for the challenge of the CMP exam. Don’t be left behind… study in an interactive format, with an intimate group of meeting professionals. This session offers insight on key topics and areas which will be covered on the CMP exam. The study session ends with a mock exam and review session.

If you have a minimum of three years of experience planning meetings and events and if your goal for 2016 is to earn your CMP designation, please read what’s new and how MPISCC can help you reach this goal.

What is the CMP Study Group?

The CMP study group is a confidential group that works together to prepare for the CMP exam. This group works through the CMP Blueprint topics in an organized manner to help you get ready for your exam. You will meet with this group once a week for 10 weeks leading up to your test date.

The MPISCC Fall 2016 Study Group begins on Thursday, September 8 and will be held from 6-9pm on ten consecutive* Thursdays, concluding with a mock exam on Thursday, November 17. The study group will help prepare you for the exam in early 2017 (or for the November exam dates).

Facilitator: Libby Zarrahy, CMP, The Concourse Hotel, is volunteering to lead the instruction of this group.

This program is hosted by The Concourse Hotel at Los Angeles Airport – A Hyatt Affilated Hotel.

Cost of the MPISCC Fall 2016 CMP Study Group: $200 for MPI members ($175 member early bird rate); $325 for non-members ($300 non-member early bird rate). Please note that we require a minimum of 8 study participants to solidify the class.

CMP Program Fees (paid to Convention Industry Council):
CMP Application Submission Fee – $250
Exam Registration Fee – $450
Exam Cancellation Fee – $125
Recommended Study Materials (to be purchased prior to first class):
Convention Industry Council Manual, 9th Edition
PCMA 6th Edition Manual
APEX Glossary
Visit the MPI Bookstore to order CMP exam preparation materials. These three text books are available as a CMP Study Kit for $240 or you can also purchase ebooks for $245 on the CIC website.

The total CMP investment is about $1,200 and well worth it!

If you have questions: Please contact the MPISCC offices at: or call (213) 210-2520.

MPISCC does not administer the CMP exam. More information on the exam, registration and deadlines can be found at the Convention Industry Council (CIC) website.

Please click here for complete details and online registration.

CMP Candidates

Why Become a Certified Meeting Professional?
How to Become a CMP
CMP Application Requirements
CMP Handbook

MPISCC Study Group Success

It has been my pleasure and privilege to participate in the CMP Study Group, led by Libby Zarrahy, CMP and Haley Powers, CMP. I am grateful that these classes have been made available for those of us preparing for the CMP exam.

I strongly recommend this study group to anyone considering options for exam preparation. Libby and Haley built an environment conducive to all learning styles. The class format was highly interactive and designed to engage each of us in a way that reinforced the material through reading, presentations, testing and real-life examples. Both Libby and Haley demonstrated exceptional dedication to the entire class’ learning experience, going far above and beyond what was included in the class description.

In addition to providing a remarkable culture for learning, this study group builds rapport among the students as industry colleagues and makes connections that we will maintain well beyond this 12-week experience.
If you are considering earning your CMP designation in the future, try the upcoming CMP Study Group. The time invested in well worth it.

Kate Foster, CMP
MPISCC Study Group Participant, 2014


Computer Based Testing Video (below)