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 200 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.

Online classes are also available if there is interest. Online sessions will have 7 “live” classes via GoToMeeting, several video supplements, 1 review session and the option of a practice exam depending on where the students are located.

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 **

Dates for 2018 exams are below – if you want to join the next class or would like pricing information, please click here.

January 2018 Exam
Online Offering 
May 2018
(in person, Stamford, CT area)
August 2018 Exam
Intro class (usually via GoToMeeting)


September 28 Late December Late March
(In-person, 5:30-8 pm)
(Online – varies)


Online sessions for Jan 2018
6:30pm-8:00pm EST
10/11, 10/17, 11/2, 11/16, 11/27, 12/14, 12/27 (review)
January – mid April
Usually Wednesday evenings
April – mid July
Practice Test
(all day)
Optional for those in NY/CT area
January 6
9am – 3pm EST (Saturday, in Stamford, CT)
April 25 (tentatively) TBA