Certified Government Meeting Professional Credential



Questions about the CGMP certification? Contact us at Education@sgmp.org

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.

The CGMP is recognized in the hospitality industry; many government contracts now require planners working on the contract have their government certification.

In order to take the CGMP Class and exam you must have an active SGMP membership and be able to document at least 1 year experience in the hospitality industry.  SGMP no longer requires 6 months membership to take the CGMP class.

In addition to demonstrating your commitment to enhancing your government expertise and to improving the quality of your meetings, earning your CGMP has numerous benefits for your career and for your employer.


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Our Louisiana SGMP Chapter hosted a CGMP course in Baton Rouge in September 2019. Congratulations to all the participants who passed their final exam and are now certified!

Thanks to Garland Preddy, National SGMP Education Director, for leading the course.








CGMP Class Schedule

The Certification of Government Meeting Professional certification classes are now being held virtually. This is a great opportunity for those to obtain their certification without having to travel.

Class registration has been increased to 15 persons.  There will be morning and afternoon classes available.  Click below to see the schedules.

Morning Class Schedule
Afternoon Class Schedule

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