CEM-AP (Advanced Professional)
The Certified in Exhibition Management Advanced Professional certification program (CEM-AP) is for CEMs with at least 10 years of industry experience who have acquired 30 education/leadership credits (through a combination of leadership activities and industry-related continuing education). Applicants must complete one mandatory two-day course which will be taught by Dr. Sam Potolicchio. Dr. Potolicchio is President of the Preparing Global Leaders Forum and Distinguished Professor/Vice Dean of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Each mandatory two-day course is $1,400 for IAEE Members and $1,800 for Non-Members. In addition to the two-day course, applicants must complete a CEM Commission approved case study.
Successful completion of all requirements will award attendees with the CEM-AP certification providing professional credentials. Applicants have three years to complete the entire certification program.
The application and application fee ($200 IAEE Members/$250 Non-Members) are required before starting. The application process will include submission and verification of 30 educational/leadership credits.
Once approved as a CEM-AP candidate, applicants will begin mandatory course work and case study. The case study should be built around one of the 12 CEM workbooks and should involve an issue and solution that has a significant impact on the exhibitions and events industry.
Completed case studies will be sent to the CEM Commission for final approval. Once approved and the candidate has completed course work, the CEM-AP certificate is earned.
The CEM-AP designation recertification process will take place every five years requiring 15 total education/leadership credits. The CEM designation will be automatically renewed and bundled with the CEM-AP designation.
Submit Your CEM-AP Application Here
Upcoming CEM-AP Course
CEM-AP class – Leading & Negotiating for Success
Instructor: Dr. Sam Potolicchio
Dates: 12 – 13 December 2022
Location: Expo! Expo! – Louisville, KY
Times: 9:00am – 4:45pm both days
Fee: $1400 plus application fee of $200
Contact Jennifer Potter for questions.