Getting an event planning certification can give your career a huge boost – but it doesn’t come without a lot of hard work. In addition to the day-to-day professional experience you’ll need to acquire to be eligible, a lot of time, preparation and studying come along with applying to be a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). But just how much? And what is it like to go through the process?

The CMP program has been around since 1985.

It’s an event planning certification sponsored by the Convention Industry Council (CIC). Being designated as a CMP shows that a planner has demonstrated a standard set of knowledge and skills in the meetings industry and adds a significant level of credibility to any resume.

To learn more head on over to Guidebook: What to Expect When Getting Your Event Planning Certification | Guidebook