Meetings/Events Industry Accreditation

The meetings/events industry is a wide and varied in what it offers to the global business community.  As such there are many associations and industry certifications/designations out there to help industry professionals grow in their respective fields.  Below is a comprehensive list of industry programs and designations offered by members of the Convention Industry Council (CIC).

There are many other organizations providing quality education that are not members of the CIC.  We will be updating our list to include all recognized industry certifications/designations.  We will not publish information on any programs considered “pay-for-play” or “certification mills”.  If you want to recommend a designation not listed below, please contact us.

 

Certifications/Designations are trademarks of their respective organizations.  List below is in alphabetical order certification/designation name.

Certification/Designation Acronym CIC Member Organization Info Link
Certified Meeting Professional CMP Convention Industry Council (CIC) Click Here
Accredited Association Management Company AMC AMC Institute Click Here
Accredited Destination Management Company ADMC Assoc. of Destination Management Executives Int’l (ADME) Click Here
Certified Association Executive CAE ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership Click Here
Certified Association Sales Executive CASE Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Click Here
Collegiate Conference and Events Professional CCEP Association of Collegiate Conference and Events
Directors – International (ACCED-I)
Click Here
Certified Destination Management Executive CDME Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Click Here
Certified in Exhibition Management CEM International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Click Here
Certified Food and Beverage Executive
CFBE American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
Certified Facilities Executive CFE International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Click Here
Certified Government Meeting Professional CGMP Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) Click Here
Certified Guest Service Professional
CGSP American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
Certified Hospitality Department Trainer
CHDT American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
Certified Hospitality Digital Marketer CHDM Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association Int’l (HSMAI) Click Here
Certified Hospitality Educator
CHE American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
Certified Hospitality Facilities Executive
CHFE American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
Certified Hospitality Housekeeping Executive
CHHE American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
Certified Hospitality Instructor CHI American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
Certified Hospitality Marketing Executive CHME Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association Int’l (HSMAI) Click Here
Certified Hospitality Revenue Manager
CHRM American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
Certified Hospitality Sales Executive CHSE Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association Int’l (HSMAI) Click Here
Certified Hospitality Sales Professional
CHSP American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
Certified Hospitality Supervisor
CHS American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
Certified Hospitality Trainer
CHT American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
Certified Hotel Administrator CHA American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
Certified Incentive Specialist CIS Site Global Click Here
Certified Incentive Travel Executive CITE Site Global Click Here
Certified Lodging Security Officer
CLSO American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
Certified Lodging Security Director
CLSD American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
Certified Lodging Security Supervisor
CLSS American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
 Certified Manager of Exhibits/Healthcare CME/H Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) Click Here
Certificate in Meeting Management CMM Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Click Here
Certified Professional in Catering and Events CPCE National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) Click Here
Certified Rooms Division Executive
CRDE American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Click Here
Certified Revenue Management Executive CRME Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association Int’l (HSMAI) Click Here
Certified Special Events Professional CSEP International Special Events Society (ISES) Click Here
Certified Speaking Professional CSP National Speakers Association (NSA) Click Here