Projection’s National Account Manager, Dede Walsh, CTS, earned the Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) credential by passing the Convention Industry Council’s CMP Exam on January 8, 2011.
As stated in the CIC’s Press Release on March 15, 2011 – The distinguished credential, recognized throughout the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry, demonstrates an individual’s comprehensive knowledge of meeting management as well as a commitment to the profession.
Obtaining the CMP designation is a two-part process consisting of an application and a written examination, administered and monitored by an independent testing agency. Eligibility to take the examination is based on an extensive review of professional qualifications – candidates must have at least three years of employment in the meetings industry, and demonstrate responsibility and accountability for successful meetings. Additionally each applicant must have completed a minimum of 25 hours of industry specific continuing education or a meeting management internship. The comprehensive written examination tests knowledge of all functions of meeting management.