CMP Prep Classes
knowledge So, you have decided to sit for the CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) Exam.

  • Do you wonder how you can juggle your schedule & your studies?
  • Do you prefer in-person classes where you can share ideas with peers?
  • Do you wish someone could help you make the material more manageable?

Then you’ve come to the right place!


MEETing Needs can help you navigate the CIC International Standards & related study material. Approaching the exam “cold” can be quite intimidating, as most of us haven’t taken a standardized test since the SATs. The CMP Prep Classes will lead you through test taking strategies and review key test subjects. These interactive sessions will draw upon the groups’ industry experiences and apply them to the exam context.

Carolyn has been running these CMP Prep Classes since 1997 – over 150 students have been through these classes and there is an over 95% pass rate after participating.

Here’s what some students have said about Carolyn’s class:

“I could never have succeeded through this process without your help and guidance.  It was such a wonderful (and challenging) experience and so glad I was able to live through it with such a professional group of women.”

“Carolyn you are amazing and I know I couldn’t have done this without you!!”

In-person Prep Classes are held two (sometimes three) times per year and sessions are usually held in the evenings from 5:30 – 8:00 pm every other week – 9 sessions in total. Locations vary depending on interested participants. If there is interest from several people in one office – alternate arrangements can be made.

To access the CMP handbook which explains the application process, click here.

** Required books are the CIC Manual, 9th edition and the PCMA Manual, 6th edition.  All books can be ordered via the CIC Website **

Tentative in-person class dates for 2017 exams are below – if you want to join the next class, please click here.

August ’17 exam (tentatively in Stamford, CT area) November ’17 OR January ’18 exam (tentatively in Stamford, CT area)
Intro class (usually via GoToMeeting) TBA TBA
Classes 1-7
(In-person, 5:30-8 pm)
TBA – would begin in March TBA
Practice Test
(all day)
TBA – late July TBA