The Events Industry Council (EIC) invites meeting and event professionals to participate in a survey that will help inform the next stage of the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) standards and exam.

CMP accreditation has played a huge part in the lives of meeting professionals, with more than 12,000 CMPs to date. To keep up standards EIC conducts a competency profile project every five to seven years that uses feedback and expertise from industry professionals through focus groups, a task force and a survey. In 2024-2025, an updated exam and study materials will be available as a result.

The 30-minute survey is open through Nov. 12. Current CMPs receive 1 CE for completing the survey. Event professionals who are not CMPs can receive a 5% discount on the Sustainable Event Professional Certificate program offered by EIC.

“As our sector continues evolve, adapt and innovate, the CMP program is evolving to ensure its relevance now and into the future,” said EIC CEO Amy Calvert. “The CMP Competency Profile project is critical to identifying the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for global event professionals to maximize their strategic value to their organizations in support of a relevant, equitable and sustainable industry.”

Smart Meetings highlights many of these CMPs as part of the ongoing CMP Spotlights series. In the series, we learn about how they got their start, what they did to study for the CMP exam and where it has taken them.

Take the survey here.