Do you feel like the CMP process is a secret that you have been left out of?

This whole CMP thing is really confusing! It's hard to get a straight answer on just about everything, from the application, to studying and taking the exam.

Wouldn't it be great if you could just have a checklist of all the things you need to do?

In this session, you will:
  • Create a CMP Action Plan
  • Discover the steps in the CMP Process
  • Uncover exam preparation resources
  • Learn how to earn 25-clock hours of continuing education

Who Should Attend? If you…
  • Would like to earn your CMP within the next 5 years
  • Need to accumulate the 25-hours of continuing education
  • Are ready to fill out your CMP application
  • Want a proven, efficient,systematic way to prepare for the CMP exam

Instructor

Chief Solutions Officer, Event Solutions Management, LLC

Ellen Maiara, CMP, DES

Ellen Maiara, CMP, DES, Chief Solutions Officer of Event Solutions Management, is not only an indie meeting professional. She is passionate about empowering meeting professionals to live their best life, by realizing their career goals through the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Certification. Ellen’s parents were teachers, so she was taught early that we all succeed when we help someone else up.

For nearly fifteen years, Ellen has led more than 2000 meeting professionals to earn their certification using an efficient, effective system. By concentrating on three areas, content, test taking skills and confidence, students focus on activities that lead to exam success.

Ellen’s meeting planning niche market is Public Media, planning conferences for non-commercial radio and television associations, with medical meeting thrown in now and then for added challenge. However, her past has had her planning as a DMC, in corporate and university settings and as a theatrical stage manager on and off Broadway.

Ellen is a non-Box-ie thinker and Broadway musical geek who loves electronic gadgets and computer applications. She lives in Tampa, Florida, USA with her lovely husband, Michael, and their two incredible cats, Liberty and Fidget, who have just supervised the writing of this brief biography.

Testimonial

I have reviewed several introductory lessons of what is needed to apply and take the CMP exam (even EIC's own webinars) and by far this introduction exceeds them. The information is laid out in an easy manner to follow and very concise. Thank you.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome to the Course!

    • Download the Course Workbook

    • How to Get Help

    • Glossary

    • Resources

    • Nice to Meet You!

    • A little about me...

    • Your Classroom GPS

    • Welcome Quiz

    • Coming Up

  • 2

    Foundation Information

    • Let's Begin at the Beginning

    • What's In It For You

    • Pathway to CMP

    • Foundation Quiz

    • Coming Up

  • 3

    Application

    • Application Overview

    • Section 1 - Experience

    • Section 2 - Continuing Education and Internships

    • Continuing Education - Pre-Approved or Otherwise

    • Application Approval

    • Application Quiz

  • 4

    Recommended Study Materials

    • The EIC Recommends the Following

    • Study Materials Quiz

    • Coming Up

  • 5

    Critical Path

    • Check List

    • UPDATE: Remote Proctoring and Full Year Testing

    • Critical Path Quiz

    • Coming Up

  • 6

    CMP Exam

    • Exam Overview

    • Exam Quiz

    • Coming Up

  • 7

    Exam Preparation

    • CMP Study Group - Event Solutions Academy

    • Exam Preparation Quiz

    • You Did It!

  • 8

    Conclusion

    • Questions?

    • Register for the CMP Study Group - Event Solutions Academy

    • Evaluation

See What Past Students Are Saying...

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Ultimate Guide

Cynthia Martin

This is very helpful for anyone interested in the CMP exam

This is very helpful for anyone interested in the CMP exam

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5 star rating

Wonderful introduction for new CMP applicants!

Stephanie Fleming

This is a great course for new applicants to familiarize themselves with the CMP application and testing process. It made me feel much more comfortable with ...

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This is a great course for new applicants to familiarize themselves with the CMP application and testing process. It made me feel much more comfortable with navigating the application and testing process.

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Great

Valerie Pruett

Great review for the CMP process!

Great review for the CMP process!

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