Certified Planner of Professional Meetings
a basic certification, this program assesses knowledge, skills and competencies
in organizing meetings and conventions.
The requirements for certification are based on professional experience and academic examination.
OF OBTAINING THE CPPM DESIGNATION
ON HOW TO BECOME A CPPM
All new CPPMs will be recognized at the annual meeting.
The CPPM evaluation process has 2 parts.
First, you will need to meet the minimum professional standards and experience. After it is verified that you meet these standards, you may take the examination either online or in any one of our testing centers. The examination is also offered at the annual International Technology, Meetings and Incentives Conference.
The minimum requirements for
earning a CPPM designation are summarized below.
The examination consists of case studies and essay
questions that measure the following competencies:
Two self-assessment modules are included in your examination
package. The first one establishes your personal profile and the second one
assesses your time management skills.
FOR THE CPPM EXAMINATION
The CPPM Examination evaluates the knowledge, skills and
competencies of meeting professionals. There is no need to memorize anything for
this examination. Questions are in the form of case studies and essay questions
that document your own experiences, reactions to specific situations and
No review sessions are necessary. Review
materials are available for you to study at your own pace at your own time.
The list of competencies indicate the knowledge areas to be tested.
To maintain CPPM 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 a secure area of our website at anytime. Password needed.