Invest in the CMP.
“It’s a small price to pay, but investing a little extra effort into the life you choose will move you from average — where all the competition is — to the top.” ― Richie Norton
“OMG, it’s so much money!”
“Will I recoup the investment?
I get it because it’s just how I felt as I started my CMP journey. Admittedly, it’s a considerable investment of time and money. So I wondered if it was going to be worth it.
Try re-framing these thoughts. In reality, investing in the CMP is an investment in your future, not an expense. As an illustration, let’s take a look at PCMA’s Annual Salary Survey. Specifically, it reports that CMPs earn more than their uncertified colleagues. Significantly, if you are in your twenties, you will make almost $400,000 more throughout your career with your certification. Now that’s an investment!
Equally important, I understand that future earnings do not help you pay for your application, exam, manuals, and Event Solutions Academy now. Thankfully, resources are available to invest in the CMP and yourself.
Invest Your Time And Earn Your Registration Fees
The Event Solutions Institute has just launched its Affiliate Program. Now you can make referrals through email, blog posts, and social media. When each of your friends and colleagues purchases a course using your referral link will earn you ten percent of their registration fees. Amazingly, if you make ten successful referrals, you will earn enough to pay for the Event Solutions Academy! In addition, you can split up the payments for the Event Solutions Academy into three payments, making it easier for those with limited funds. This is a great way of investing in the CMP!
The Meeting Industry Wants To Help By Investing In You
CMP Applicants who have been affected by COVID-19 by being furloughed, having their position eliminated, or experiencing a salary reduction are now eligible for assistance. The Events Industry Council provides $50 in relief for the application fee and an additional $50 for the examination fee. To apply for this assistance, contact the Events Industry Council at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your relief code.
Additionally, the meetings industry is exceptionally philanthropic. The Events Industry Council curates a list of scholarships in the meeting industry.
Ultimately, earning your meeting’s industry certification can be an excellent option for increasing your chances of achieving upward mobility in today’s competitive workforce. Opportunities for working professionals can help you as you enhance your career advancement.
Go for it! It’s an investment you won’t regret it!