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  to participate in a CGMP class and exam and  be able to document at least 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 $300
CGMP Exam $200
Required CGMP Manual $95
TOTAL $595

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. 

Day 1 - 9:00a - 5:00p
Day 2 - 9:00a - 5:00p
Day 3 - 9:00a - 5:00p
Day 4 - 9:00a - 11:00a EXAM

Please note the following CGMP classes are postponed.  New dates will be announced when the CoVid19 travel restrictions have been lifted. If you are interested in purchasing the CGMP Handbook in advance for $95, please email education@sgmp.org.  
March 24-27, 2020 - San Antonio, TX

March 31 - April 3, 2020 - Alexandria, VA Hilton Mark Center

June 12 - 15, 2020
  This is a weekend class - Northern Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland​

The following CGMP class is pending.

May 16-19, 2020 pre-conference to the NEC
Marriott St. Louis Grand
     800 Washington Avenue
     St. Louis, MO  63101
Registration closes May 11, 2020

Courses are added periodically. This list 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.
Questions about the CGMP course? Contact us at education@sgmp.org.