Industry Certifications

Continuing Education Credits

MPI Tampa Bay Area chapter events offer Continuing Education clock hours (CEs) for learning activities as an additional membership benefit. To acquire CE credits you may attend our live events such as our Monthly Education programs and Meetings Academy.

If you are applying for the CMP program or recertifying, please know that the CE credit calculation is regulated by the Convention Industry Council (CIC). We have consulted with the CIC and if the program qualifies the Blue Print reference is included on the CE form.

To report and archive your CE credits you should complete the CE form given out at the event and then click here to go to the MPI website where you can add your CEUs to your personal file.

MPI also offer credits for participating in and viewing webinars. To see a list of current and archived webinars, please click here.

The CMP is the foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry; and the program recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry's highest standard of professionalism. Established in 1985, the CMP credential benefits meeting professionals through:

  • Recognition
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Peer Acceptance
  • Salary Enhancement
  • Personal Achievement
  • Commitment

For additional information about the CMP Certification, please visit:

For fee and application information, please visit the Convention Industry Councils website or email at

CMP Study Group

Are you thinking about taking the CMP test? Looking for a great study group to help you prepare? GREAT NEWS! We have just the group for you! MPI Tampa Bay will be working with the Carolinas Chapter for all upcoming study groups. Not only is the Carolinas Chapter providing a great online group, the cost is minimal at just $125. If you are interested in joining the next study group, please fill out the form and email to

If you have questions about dates or requirements, please contact Molly Johnson at

CMM Designation Program
The Business Standard of Excellence for Meeting and Travel Professionals

CMMThe mission of the Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM)program is to select, educate, and certify management-level meeting and event professionals. The focus of the certificate is to provide continuing educational enhancements to the strategic decision-making ability of these leaders to manage and deliver exceptional meetings and events that drive organizational success.


GBTA and MPI have joined forces to create the new CMM Designation Program, delivering one global standard of excellence that will bolster your business management skills and advance your career.

This program is an intensive study program that offers insight and guidance from university professors associated with renowned business schools. These esteemed professors will instruct you on topics critical for managers to master, including risk mitigation, business analytics and compliance, and strategic negotiation, after which you will pursue further learning about either meetings or business travel management.

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