Certified Internet Meeting Professional
CIMP is a designation awarded by CIMPA to indicate competence in using the tools available on the internet to plan meetings and manage adult learning. You may use the initials CIMP after you complete the requirements, including passing an examination administered by a George Mason University proctor.
CIMP is the only
designation available today which provides you with a definite competitive
edge in the marketplace. This is about saving yourself, your employer or your
client time and money. It is about using the tools available on the internet
to plan meetings in the cutting-edge of technology.
OF OBTAINING THE CiMP DESIGNATION
ON HOW TO BECOME A CiMP
All new CiMPs will
be recognized at the annual meeting.
EASY WAYS TO EARN A CIMP:
You must have already been certified as a professional meeting manager. The following designations will be accepted: CCM, CMP, CMM, CAE, CEM, CSEP,CPPM, CGMP
you do not already have one of these designations but have been planning
meetings for at least 5 years, simply download Form 235
(Meeting Proficiency Profile) and Form 236 (Technology
Experience Profile) at www.cimpa.org/profiles.htm,
, complete the forms and email to
The pre-requisite will be waived.
If you have no
designation and do not have 5 years experience in meeting planning, you need
to apply for CPPM
HOW DOES THIS DIFFER FROM THE CMP, CPPM AND CGMP EXAMINATIONS?
The purpose of this certification program is to assess your competence in using the internet for planning meetings. It's purpose is not to teach you how to plan meetings.
IF I DO NOT HAVE A NEED TO GET CERTIFIED BUT I ABSOLUTELY WANT TO LEARN THESE
USEFUL SKILLS ON MY OWN?
Just buy the easy
to read, easy to follow book and study on your own.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Develop the skills to:
Internet Access, Domain Names and Email Addresses, Browser Software Basics,
Netscape Navigator,Internet Explorer, Connecting to a URL, Using Bookmarks,
Copying Text and Pictures from a Web Page, Internet Search, Search for People,
Search for Subject,
Search for Files, Downloading Files, Netscape Navigator Demo, Practice Lessons.
Using Internet E-mail, Introduction to Email, Sending Mail, Securing Messages,
Sending Mail Broadcasts, Signature File, Address Book, Mail Groups, Reading
Mail, Organizing Mail Folders. Mail Bombs, Mailbots and the Inbox Assistant,
Email by Phone, Fax by Phone, Mailing Lists,
Software, Finding a Mailing List to Subscribe To, Starting Your Own Mailing
List, Other Things You Can Do With E-mail, Email to Postal Mai, Email to Fax,
Free email-to-fax - U.S., Free email-to-fax - International, Newsgroups, Using a
Newsgroup Read, Posting to a newsgroup and setting filters, Reading newsgroup
mail offline, Internet Virtual Meetings with NetMeeting, Major Functions,
Multi-point data conferencing,
Whiteboard, Chat, Binary File Transfer, Internet telephony/audio conferencing,
Video conferencing , Working with NetMeeting, Meeting with People
Whiteboard, Text or graphics on the Whiteboard, Copying an area of the screen to
the Whiteboard, Copying a window to the Whiteboard, Sharing an Application with
Others, Sending a file to other participants, Example Applications, Customer
service, Telecommuting, Distance learning and training,
Using Microsoft Fax, Accessing Microsoft Fax, Sending Fax, Receiving a fax,
Creating and Managing Web Forms, Creating a WebForms Form, Other Form Tabs,
Resources, Bonus: Sample Hotel and Client Contracts & Meeting Checklists
CIMP EXAMINATIONS are administered online. They can also be taken in the following locations:
To maintain CiMP status, meeting professionals must re-certify every five years. This is based on evidence of continued professional development as a meeting professional. Re-certification forms are emailed in January of the year in which current certification expires. The form is due back the following March. The re-certification form is also available to download from our website at anytime.