Distinguish yourself among your peers and gain a professional advantage with the meetings and convention industry’s most respected designations.
Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
Developed by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) in 1985 to recognize those who have achieved the industry's highest level of professionalism. MPI is a proud supporter of the CMP program.
Certification in Meeting Management (CMM)
Developed by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) for tenured and highly accomplished members of the global meeting industry community who seek career acceleration, advancement and professional recognition.
Certified Hospitality Sales Professional (CHSP)
Developed by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute for professionals with 50% or more duties and responsibilities involved in sales to individuals or groups.
Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive (CHME)
Developed by Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) for professionals who have effectively demonstrated the credibility, knowledge, expertise and confidence in the hospitality industry.
Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME)
Developed by Association of Destination Management Executives (ADME) in 1993, for senior executives and managers of destination marketing organizations.
Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM)
Developed by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events for exhibition industry professionals.
Certified Association Sales Executive (CASE)
Developed by Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) in 2000, for suppliers with association clients to elevate their relationship from vendor to partner.
Certified Association Executive (CAE)
Developed by American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Association Leadership in 1960, the CAE is designed to elevate professional standards and designate association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management.
Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP)
Established in 1993 by the International Special Events Society (ISES), the CSEP program was developed to increase the recognition of professional growth and identify professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in the all components of the special events industry.
Certified Professional Catering Executive (CPCE)
Developed by the National Association for Catering Executives (NACE), the CPCE’s goal is to establish a nationally recognized standard of competence in catering and to promote professional commitment to excellence in catering.