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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 fourteen courses offered to complete the program. Courses are offered online (through Elevate), on-location (face-to-face) and virtually (through Zoom). You may take all nine courses online, on-location, virtually or a combination of 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 and virtual 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/virtually: $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)
Cancellations, in whole or in part, must be made in writing and may be subject to a cancellation fee. For a full refund, written cancellations must be received no later than 30 business days prior to the event. Within 29-11 business days, all approved refund are subject to a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations will not be accepted within 10 business days of the event and event fees will not be refunded after the event begins. Send written cancellation requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 972-458-8119.
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To begin the program, you must have three (3) years of full-time experience in the exhibitions and events industry and submit an online application. An application fee is also required at the time the application is submitted ($100 for members/$125 for non-members).
Applications are submitted through the IAEE Member Dashboard at http://members.iaee.com. Your default logon is your email address and your password is your first name+last name (all lower case, no spaces). The application is under the “Certifications” section.
When you are accepted into the program, you will receive a welcome email containing log in information to Elevate, IAEE’s learning management system that houses all course materials. You will also receive the latest edition of the Art of the Show textbook.
You can then begin registering for courses. To view the schedule and register for courses click here.
Upon completion of all requirements for the program, candidates will receive a letter from the CEM Commission permitting use of the CEM designation. IAEE will also mail a formal certificate of completion within two months of completion of the designation.
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