MPI provides generic Continuing Education credits (CE) for learning activities as an additional membership benefit. MPI offers CE credits on the International level. Chapters are empowered to implement their own CE programs for chapter programming; however this is not mandatory.
Definition of the CE
The Continuing Education credit (CE) is a nationally recognized unit of measure that is used to quantify non-credit continuing education and training activities. It is designed for use where employers, re-licensure agencies (including CMP) and other authorities require a specified number of non-credit study hours for career advancement.
MPI Washington State Chapter is proud to be a CMP Preferred Provider. Becoming a CMP Preferred Provider is a reflection of our organization's commitment to providing education that helps individuals earn or maintain the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification.
Applying for the CMP or CMM exam
CEs convert into validated hours that serve as points toward your CMP and CMM. This information is requested when filling out the CMP and CMM applications.
How to Calculate CEs
One Continuing Education credit is awarded for each 10 hours of instruction. When calculating the number of CEs for a course, divide the number of hours by 10. For example, a 3 hour program converts to .3 CEs. To qualify as a source of CEs, a course cannot be less than 1 hour in length.
*Note: When a course is at least 50 minutes, it may be counted as a whole hour. Any course between 30 and 49 minutes must be counted as 30 minutes. Any course less than 30 minutes cannot be counted. Social events, the food and beverage portions of the monthly programs, fundraising events and any other activities such as these cannot be credited as CE time.
Preferred Provider Auto Tracking
Any program that has this pre approved check mark, will automatically be submitted to the CIC. Please note: Your email must be the same for both MPI and CIC so that your CE’s will track automatically. You will receive an email that asks for your confirmation of participation and your CE credit after the attendee list is sent to CIC.
Maintaining Permanent Records
Your CE's are tracked online at MPI International's website. Credits are tracked on an honor-system basis. MPI will request a list of attendees from our Chapter Administrator for monthly meetings or Cascadia conference, if needed.