CEM Certification Requirements
Enrolling in the CEM Learning Program
The Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Learning Program is a nine-part adult learning and certification program designed to provide industry professionals an in-depth understanding of the overall operations of the industry. To begin the CEM Learning Program, new candidates must have three years of full-time experience in the exhibitions and events industry. Documentation of experience is submitted through a Work History Verification form prior to registering for the first course. IAEE membership is not required for participation in the program but it is highly recommended.
Candidates may choose any nine (9) out of the eleven (11) courses offered to complete the CEM Learning Program. Courses are offered both online and on-location and each course has a corresponding exam that must be taken and passed within 90 days of the course date. Candidates have three years in which to complete all nine courses and exams. The candidates start date is the date that the first exam is passed and all requirements must be complete three years from that date. Information regarding CEM candidate extension requests, please click here.
The CEM Learning Program is made up of the following eleven courses of which nine must be taken. Courses may be taken in any order. Before selecting courses, it is suggested that applicants view the Curriculum Blueprint and Course Descriptions.
CEM Learning Program Courses
• Conference and Meeting Management Principles*
• Event Marketing
• Event Operations
• Exhibition and Event Sales Fundamentals
• Facilities and Site Selection
• Finance, Budgeting and Contracts
• Floor Plan Development
• Housing and Registration Management
• Selecting Service Contractors
• Strategic Planning and Management
• Security, Risk and Crisis Management
*Those holding a current CMP designation can receive credit for this module by submitting the CMP certificate with a letter of request prior to completing the 9th and final course.
PLEASE NOTE: When registering, it is each individual’s responsibility to verify that they are signing up for the correct course. No refunds, transfers or credits will be given in the case of a course duplication. CEM and CEM candidates can now check their course records online by going to http://members.iaee.com . The Default Logon your email address and password is first name + last name (all lower case).
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