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Tips for renewing Your CGMP
you've done it, whether very recent or in
the last couple of years. you've taken the
cgMP course and you've passed that
exam. congratulations! But what do you
do now? enjoy it, be proud of it, change
your signature line and your email and
order new business cards. check, check,
check and check.
now that all of that is done, you need to
start thinking about renewing your cgMP
certification. you are probably thinking,
i just got it, why do i need to think about
renewing it? The answer is, three years
will go by before you know it and you
don't want to get into a position where you
haven't met the requirements to necessary
for renewal of your cgMP.
here are some best practices to help
you make the renewal process easier.
* Keep track of your contact hours.
figure out a system that works best for
you, whether that be creating a paper
file or an electronic file where you
record contact hours received. you are
required to have 15 contact hours, of
which at least 12 hours must be SgMP
approved contact hours, to renew your
* A great way to get a lot of contact
hours is to attend the nec or a
regional conference, but make sure
you track those hours and sessions
attended for easier reporting when the
* Keep track of your activities within
SgMP. These activities include writing
an article for government connections,
serving on the national or chapter board
or committee, and serving on the gil.
* Complete your recertification process
by your expiration date in order to avoid
any extra fees.
you worked hard to get your cgMP so
make sure you take these simple steps to
for more information on how to
recertify and to download the
recertification application, visit
- Ann Koralewski, MS, CMP, CGMP
CGMP Exam the newest CGMPs
how would you answer the following
cgMP exam question? (as many as 10
percent of students miss this question.)
Marsha ann iyomasa
a meeting space "hog" refers to
A. utilizing more sleeping rooms than
meeting room space.
B. utilizing more meeting room space
than the number of sleeping rooms.
C. fitting more attendees into a meeting
room than recommended.
D. requiring more av equipment
Shirley Del carpio
Jennifer Pedri gillissen
See Page 38 for the answer.
nancy Sue gregory
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Spring/Summer 2016
What You Need to Know: 2016 NEC Preview
A CGMP Primer
Your Best Investment: Working with a DMO
Optimizing Your Food & Beverage Budget
Meet a Staffer
Government Connections - Spring/Summer 2016