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.  You must be able to document at least one year of experience in the hospitality industry.  The $595 registration fee includes the four half-day training sessions ($300), the CGMP manual ($95) and and the exam ($200) that is administered on the morning of the fifth day. In order to sit for the exam, you must attend all four days of the course. 

As a result of Covid19, SGMP is now offering monthly CGMP classes virtually.  Each class is four 4-hour days, with the exam scheduled on the fifth day.

Class registration is limited to 10 persons.  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 (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. 

October 12-16, 2020 - Afternoon Class
November 9-13, 2020 - Morning Class
December 7-11, 2020 - Afternoon Class

Classes will be added periodically.  Check back here for updates.

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