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.

Everyone who takes the course must be an SGMP member. You must be a member in good standing for six months to participate in a CGMP class and exam, but this requirement can be waived for new members with more than one year of experience in the hospitality industry.  The $595 registration fee includes the three-day training sessions, the CGMP manual and and the exam that is administered on the morning of the fourth day. In order to sit for the exam, you must attend all three days of the course. 

Course Material Fee
CGMP Class & Exam $500
Required CGMP Manual $95

To register for any upcoming CGMP course, you must first log in to your SGMP account (in the left margin 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. 

Here are the upcoming courses that are currently scheduled:

December 4-7, 2018

Westin Annapolis
100 Westgate Circle
Annapolis, MD  21401

February 26 - March 1, 2019
DC/Northern Virginia
Exact Location TBD

April 9-12, 2019
Richmond, Virginia
Exact Location TBD

August 13 - 16, 2019
DC/Northern Virginia
Exact Location TBD

New courses are added periodically. The list here will always be the most accurate and updated list. In order to register, you must be a current member. Sign in using the Member Login section at left, then open the course in the Upcoming Events area. Look for the link to register.

All available courses are posted regularly on this page. Please check back for more information as it becomes available. All courses have limited registration space available. Payment is required in advance of the course. In the event of a cancellation, collected fees will be applied to a future course registration.
Course host locations are not determined until the course meets a minimum registration requirement. All registrants will be notified within 30 days of the course of the location of the course and exam.

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