Texas Hill reverse

CMP Study Groups

The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program for individuals who are currently involved in the meetings industry and want to elevate their professional stature.
The Convention Industry Council (CIC) sets requirements for the CMP certification based on professional experience and an academic examination. As the foremost certification program of today's meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry, the CMP designation recognizes those who have achieved the industry's highest standard of professionalism.
MPI Texas Hill Country Chapter has a long history of providing outstanding study groups in both Austin and San Antonio, open to members and non-members. Our CMP Study Groups are lead by CMP facilitators who provide guidance in the application and test-taking processes. We are constantly updating our program to reflect the latest information from CIC. Review our class schedules to become part of our successful study program.!
"In 2006, my boss encouraged me to apply for my CMP. The first thing I did was to join MPI Texas Hill Country Chapter and then apply with CIC for my CMP and started attending the THCC study groups. Boy was I amazed!!?? I quickly became involved with the chapter by joining the Membership Committee, and met new friends from the CMP study group, all of which I still reach out to with questions that come up regarding meetings! I enjoy being a part of the MPI THCC chapter as it continues to provide a wealth of information and networking opportunities."
- Nancy House, CMP


Study course fee due to MPI THCC:   Fees due to CIC:  
MPI THCC Members $50.00 Application Fee $250.00
MPI Members (other chapters) $100.00 Exam Fee $450.00
Non-MPI Members $250.00    
Payment Methods: Check (made payable to MPI- Texas Hill Country Chapter) OR Credit Card (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for credit card authorization form.) Failure to pay the CMP Study Group Course fee by July 4, 2016 will result in the lack of notes for missed classes. Prompt payment insures all notes will be available when classes are missed.

Official Text Books

Please have text books in hand for class on July 18, 2016.

Purchase online from the CIC online store.
  1. CIC Manual 9th Edition Hard Copy $ 99.95*
  2. CIC Manual 9th Edition Ebook $ 69.95*
  3. CIC Manual Hard Copy/Ebook Combo $150.00*
  4. APEX Glossary $35.00
  5. Professional Meeting Management 6th Edition $110.00
*Purchase only one of the three CIC manual options
Note: If you have older editions, please purchase the most current in order to follow along in the class.

Indigo logoAustin Class Information

  • Orientation will be held on Monday, July 18, 2016, at 5:30 PM
  • Subsequent classes will follow this schedule:
    • 5:30 PM Food and beverages served (if provided). Some classes may be "bring your own."
    • 6:00 PM Class Starts
    • 8:30 PM Class Concludes
  • Notes will be made available for missed classes via email.
Class dates:  
Monday, July 25 Monday, August 29
Monday, August 1 Monday, September 12
Monday, August 8 Monday, September 19
Monday, August 15 Monday, October 3
Monday, August 22  

All classes will be held on Monday evenings at Hotel Indigo located at 810 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701.

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There is now a Saturday session for those who need to study in between testing dates. This is an informal class and is lead by a member whom recently became a CMP. There will be general discussion on all domains and is in addition to the above study group. Sessions are two hours in length and food may be provided. Sessions are as follows:
  • Saturday, April 16 (Note: Testing window is May 6-15)
  • June 18 (Note: Testing window is August 5-14)
  • August 13
  • October 15 (Note: Testing window is November 4-13)
  • December 10 (Note: Testing window is January 20-29, 2017)
All Saturday classes will be held at the Marriott Courtyard/Residence Inn in the Jacinto Room on the Courtyard Lobby side 300 East 4th Street Austin, Texas 78701.

San Antonio Class InformationSA DNH

  • Orientation will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 5:30 PM
  • Subsequent classes will follow this schedule.
    • 5:30 PM Food and beverages will be provided
    • 6:00 PM Class Starts
    • 8:30 PM Class Concludes
  • Notes will be made available for missed classes via email. 

    Class dates:  
    Tuesday, September 13 Tuesday, October 25
    Tuesday, September 20 Tuesday, November 1
    Tuesday, September 27 Tuesday, November 8
    Tuesday, October 4 Tuesday, November 15
    Tuesday, October 11
    Tuesday, October 18  

All classes will be held on Tuesday evenings at The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 900 E. Market St. San Antonio, TX 78205 in Administration Conference Room #4- located at the corner of Market St. & Alamo St. Located just inside the lobby.


San Antonio Chair: 
Brenda Teichroeb
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Austin Chair:
Lindsi Little
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Director of Leadership & Special Events:
Marcia Williams, CMP, CMM
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Exam Notes

  • For more information/deadlines for the CMP Certification please click here.
  • Once you have submitted your application to CIC, eligible applicants are notified via email from CIC. Candidates have one (1) year from the time they are notified of their eligibility to take and pass the examination.
  • The CMP exam is offered at secure testing centers four times a year (January, May, August and November) during 10-day testing windows. The last 2016 testing window is scheduled for November 4-13, 2016. Check the CIC website for 2017 testing dates and more information.

Congratulations to our newest CMP's

(Names in bold are MPI THCC members)
  • Amy Harris, CMP
  • Michele Larkin, CMP
  • Brenda Morales, CMP


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