The 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 program, you must have three years of full-time experience in the exhibitions and events industry.
You may choose any nine out of the twelve courses offered to complete the program. Courses are offered both online and on-location and you may take all nine courses online, on-location or a combination of both formats. Each course has a corresponding online exam that must be proctored and taken within 90 days of the course date. You have three years from the date of your first passed exam in which to complete all nine courses and exams. If you have your CMP, you automatically receive credit for the Conference and Meeting Management course.
Recertification is required every three years after the candidate earns the designation. Recertification requires CEMs to earn 15 hours of professional continuing education and pay a renewal fee in a three-year time period.
Registration fees for on-location courses in the United States are $299 members/$440 non-members (per course). Registration fees for online courses are $350 members/$605 non-members (per course). These costs include all course materials and the exam.
IAEE Member Pricing: take all nine (9) courses on-location: $299 x 9 = $2691 (plus $100 application fee)
IAEE Member Pricing: take all nine (9) courses online: $350 x 9 = $3150 (plus $100 application fee)