Did you know World Conference attendance counts toward professional certification?

professional business conferenceYes, that’s right. Both the main IABC World Conference sessions and the Strategic Adviser Forum, which is the event’s pre-conference workshop, will help you meet the application requirements for Communication Management Professional (CMP) certification. And if you already have your certification through the GCCC (Global Communication Certification Council), those credits may be applied toward maintaining your certification. This is the first World Conference where professional development credits can be collected to benefit lifelong learning in this way.

The entities supporting certification

While it receives some support from IABC, the GCCC is an independent certifying body. The IABC Academy is an educational branch of IABC that develops programming which supports GCCC certification.

Here’s how you earn points and hours

All of this is background behind an incredible opportunity. Just by attending the World Conference and the pre-conference workshop, here’s what you’ll earn.

Hours toward CMP Application Requirements

Certified CMP Annual Maintenance


Main Conference

20 hours towards 40 hours of training

Each full day = 8 hours

Wednesday’s half day = 4 hours

Main Conference

10 points per day up to 20 points for full conference

5 points for Wednesday’s half day

Pre-conferenc Workshop

Up to 3 hours towards 40 hours of training


Pre-conference Workshop (Strategic Adviser Forum)

3 points for the workshop



Total = From 4 to 26 hours toward 40-hour requirement Total = From 3 to 26 points towards 40-point yearly requirement

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