Upcoming Courses

The Certified Government Meeting Professional designation ("CGMP") is designed for planners and suppliers whose work is governed by the rules and regulations of the federal government. Individuals who have earned their CGMP have obtained the highest designation available that is specifically for government meeting professionals.

You must be an SGMP member in good standing to participate in the class and exam, and you must be able to document at least one year of experience in the hospitality industry.  If you have been a member of SGMP for less than 6-months, please send a resume documenting at least your experience in the meetings/hospitality industry to education@sgmp.org.The $649 registration fee includes the five half-day training sessions ($354), the CGMP manual ($95), and and the exam ($200), that is administered the Monday following the class. In order to sit for the exam, you must attend all five days of the course.  SGMP does not accept a purchase order or SF-182 (Training Request) for payment.  Only check and credit card payments are accept.

The Certification of Government Meeting Professional certification classes are now being held virtually

Class registration is limited to 10.
  There will be morning and afternoon classes available.  Click below to see the schedules.

Morning Class Schedule
Afternoon Class Schedule

To register for any upcoming CGMP course, you must first log in to your SGMP account (at the top of this screen). Once logged in, please continue to "Your Account", and then click on "Events and Registrations". Links to upcoming courses will be listed on that page. 



All Class Times are Eastern
Mar 13-17, 2023 VIRTUAL Afternoon Class ~ Exam March 20 Class Full - Wait list opened
Apr 17-21, 2023 VIRTUAL Morning Class ~ Exam April 24 - Class Full - Wait list opened
May 2023 - No Class
Jun 3-5, 2023 - Face-to-Face Pre-Conference to the NEC - Bloomington, MN ~ Exam 6, 2023
Aug 14-18, 2023 VIRTUAL Morning Class ~ Exam Aug 21
Sep 11-15, 2023 VIRTUAL Morning Class ~ Exam Sep 18
NOTE:  Cancellation of your registration within two weeks before the class may result in the forfeit of all or part of the registration fee.  This will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Questions about the CGMP course? Contact us at education@sgmp.org.