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Top Five Reasons Continuing Education Activities Are Not Approved for CMP Credit

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  1. The continuing education (CE) activity is a personal, not professional, development. Common examples of these sessions include: How to Minimize Stress in Your Life, How to Network, Dressing for Success, and Personal Branding Tips.
  2. The session does not align with one of the 10 domains in the CMP International Standards (CMP-IS). Make sure you are familiar with the knowledge and skills outlined in the CMP-IS before you submit your activity.
  3. The activity took place outside your five-year certification cycle. All CMP CEs must take place in your certification cycle. Although you can still submit your recertification application when you are in lapsed status, your application can only include CEs that were attended during your five-year cycle.
  4. Not enough information was provided to align the activity with the CMP-IS. Titles of sessions often donít provide enough information for CICís application reviewers to know whether the activity relates to the CMP-IS. When in doubt, provide back-up information to prove the continuing education activity aligns with one of the 10 domains.
  5. The higher education degree is not industry-specific. Degrees in Hospitality, Meeting Planning, and Tourism will count for CMP credit. Degrees in Communication, Marketing or Business will not count for credit.


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