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CGMP CORNER Congratulations to the Newest CGMPs Test Your CGMP Exam Knowledge How would you answer the following sample CGMP Exam question? Federal Business Opportunities ( A. is required for advertising a procurement over $3,000. B. is the government's single point of entry for procurements over $25,000. C. operates through by GAO. D. requires registration through D-U-N-S. See Page 26 for the answer. The Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) designation 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 specifically for government meeting professionals. This course teaches recognized industry practices cited Rachel Agee Kimberly Alexander LaTonya Blount Deborah Bradley in the Convention Industry Council (CIC) Manual. Included in the course material are seven sections covering 27 topics with specific and thorough instruction on ethics, federal budget and appropriations, acquisition and contracting, federal travel regulations, RFPs, risk management protocol, FedBiz Opps and sustainability. After three full days of classroom instruction, the exam is taken on the fourth day. Kayla Clayborne Buenita Lee Jonathan McKinney Terry Moore Bobby Pilch Trent Weaver Allison Young How to Recertify Your CGMP After earning your CGMP designation, you must recertify every three years by completing the CGMP recertification application and paying a $100 recertification processing fee. It is the responsibility of each CGMP recipient to track, document and submit their recertification requirements. SGMP will attempt to contact you prior to your CGMP renewal date with a reminder and instructions. Please allow 30 days for processing. SGMP considers any member portraying professional credentials without up-to-date certification to be a serious ethical violation. Please refer to policy M-8 of our policy manual to view punitive actions that may be taken if you are in violation of SGMP's code of ethics that protect the professionalism of our organization. We commend your continued pursuit of education in our industry and encourage you to renew your CGMP certification as soon as possible. We would also like to thank you for your ongoing support of SGMP and your dedication to serving as a leader in the meetings industry. The $1.6 billion upside to meeting Important Dates: in A new 'side of cl assic california January 24, 2014: CGMP Refresher Class (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) - $200 We are hosting three sessions at our headquarters located in Alexandria, VA. February 12, 2014: CGMP Recertification Exam (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) - $300 Plan your first time, or best time, today! To learn more visit March 16, 2014: CGMP Recertification Exam (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) - $300 RIVERSIDECVB.COM Call 888-748-7733 or email 22 GOVERNMENT 644050_Riverside.indd 1 Riverside, Southern California is rejuvenating like never before. With a $1.6 billion transformation, it's even more walkable, including Main Street Riverside and a new 65,000-sq-ft Riverside Convention Center in 2014. CONNECTIONS | WINTER 2014 13/06/13 4:33 AM Please note that the CGMP handbook can also be purchased in advance for $102. Recertification applications can be found on the "How to Recertify" page under "CGMP Certification" on the SGMP website ( If you have any questions on the CGMP course & exam, feel free to contact Garland Preddy, CGMP at http://www.RIVERSIDECVB.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Winter 2014

President’s Letter
Editor’s Letter
Going Places
Plan Green
Fitness Breaks Recharge the Body and Mind
Per Diem – Familiar but Sometimes Misunderstood
Costs of the Fy2014 Funding Squeeze
Six Technology Solutions to Help Your Meeting Run Smoother
Supplier Strategy
Meet a Member
Cgmp Corner
Question for Our Members
National Updates
Sgmp Nation
Advertisers’ Index

Government Connections - Winter 2014