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CMP Study Group


Are you thinking about taking the CMP Exam to earn the CMP designation?

What does the full process look like?


From thinking about taking the exam, to the application process, to studying for the exam, to the experience on the day of the actual exam – there is a lot that goes into it.

Join MPI CRV in their newly revamped CMP Study Group to find out more!







Is a CMP Study Group available through MPI CRV?

Yes, Here's how MPI CRV can support your success:

MPI CRV offers a face-to-face CMP Study Group each year to current members of our Chapter.  We require a minimum of 3 CMP candidates to run our 11-week program held in the greater Hartford area.  The course helps both planner and supplier members prepare for a successful completion of the CMP exam.  Members who have been in the meeting industry long enough to meet the application’s requirements for work experience are welcome to attend.


Current MPI CRV CMP Study Group

The MPI CRV CMP Study Group is now a three-part course. Each piece will focus on different facets of the exam experience and participants can register for one, two, or all three parts. Each part of the course is priced individually to allow for maximum participant flexibility and there is a significant cost savings for MPI members. If you are not a member already, consider joining us! You will receive a reduced cost for all three parts of the MPI CRV CMP Study Group along with access to Education sessions at reduced prices (vs. non-member pricing). Build up your clock hours with our EIC approved Education sessions!


Part I is a one-day introductory course that will run through all of the pre-exam information – the application requirements, where/how to earn clock hours, exam reading materials, study tips and tricks, and real-life exam experiences from the test center. We will also take a practice exam in this session so that participants can gauge their readiness and get a feel for how the exam is structured.


Part II is an 11-week study group that will meet every Tuesday night from 6:00-7:30pm (Location TBD). In these sessions, participants will go through each of the nine CMP-IS Domains in detail and gauge understanding of the content with a practice quiz and exercises. The final session is a three-hour meeting in which participants will review the MPI CRV 150 question practice exam.


Part III is a one-day culmination of all preparation and hard work put forth by participants in Parts I and II of the MPI CRV CMP Study Group. In this session, participants will take a deep dive into Domains G, H, and I and will have access to new quizzes and exercises specific to Part III. Participants will also hear from chapter members who have most recently taken the exam. What were there experiences like on the day of the exam? What can you learn and take away from their experiences?


Interested participants should reach out to MPI CRV VP of Education, Lauren Schaller, at laurencdouglas@yahoo.com. Please return the completed 2019 MPI CRV CMP Study Group Interest Form with your e-mail. Locations will be determined based on the number of interested individuals so we encourage participants to register sooner rather than later. We require at least three participants in each part of the course to run the MPI CRV CMP Study Group. Session pricing and (tentative) dates are noted below. Do not hesitate to reach out to Lauren if you have any general questions or need additional details! We look forward to you joining us!



Part I

January 12, 2019 (Snow Date: January 19, 2019)
(Location: TBD)
$35 members/$75 non-members


Part II

Tuesday Nights
(Location TBD)
$75 members/$150 non-members

January 22, 2019
January 29, 2019
February 5, 2019
February 12, 2019 OR February 19, 2019 (TBD based on February Education Session)
February 26, 2019
March 5, 2019
March 19, 2019
March 26, 2019
April 2, 2019
April 9, 2019
April 16, 2019 – Final Exam Prep Session (5-8pm)



Part III

(Date TBD); April 23, 2019 OR May 4, 2018
(Location TBD)
$35 members/$75 non-members


MPI CRV is a CMP Preferred Provider1 .This program, identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo, meets the requirements to receive 18 clock hours of continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. The Domain is G: Meeting or Event Design.

CMP Preferred Provider


Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with the Convention Industry Council or the CMP Program. Applicants may receive CE credit for attending any program that meets eligibility requirements of the CMP Program. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications –selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs. 

Benefits of the CMP Study Group:  

  • Ten weeks of 1.5-hour educational sessions.
  • Three-hour final review session with mock exam.
  • Continuing education clock-hours for the CMP application.
  • Reading assignments, study tools & activities, sample quizzes, and group discussion.
  • $75.00 for current members of MPI CRV.  $150.00 for non-members.
  • Opportunity to build supportive relationships between planners and suppliers.


2019 MPI CRV CMP Study Group Interest Form

Events Industry Council - for more information about the CMP designation and exam process

CMP Application (Handbook) 


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