When can I take the DMCP Exam?
The winter and summer paper exams are held in person; the spring and fall exams are computer-based exams and may be administered worldwide. The winter exam is held just prior to the ADMEI Annual Conference. Check the DMCP Schedule for deadlines and locations for upcoming exams.
The Certification and Accreditation Board also invites consortia, DMCs, and other entities to apply to host the administration of a paper DMCP exam
locally or in conjunction with another event that employees or constituents may be attending. Visit Hosted Exams for more information.
What is it going to cost?
The Application Fee is $200 for individuals who work for an ADMEI member company. If you do not work for a DMC that belongs to ADMEI, the fee is $300.
The Exam Fee for the paper exam is $400 for individuals who work for an ADMEI member company. If you do not work for a DMC that belongs to ADMEI, the fee is $500.
For the computer based exam which is offered twice a year for two weeks, the cost is $550 for individuals who work for an ADMEI member company. If you do not work for a DMC that belongs to ADMEI, the fee is $650.
What happens if I can't take the exam immediately after completing my application?
You have two years after having your application accepted to take the DMCP exam.
What is on the exam?
The exam has 150 questions based on the exam plan below, which follows the DMC Competencies :
How do I study for the exam?
Exam content is based on Best Practices in Destination Management, which can be purchased here.
How long do I have to take the exam?
If English is your first language, you have three (3) hours to complete the exam. If English is your second language, you will be provided with an additional 40 minutes.
What happens if I don't pass the exam the first time?
You can register to take it again within the two year eligibility period. There is a retesting fee of $200 each time you take the exam.
OK! I passed! Now what?
You are now entitled to use "DMCP" as a suffix to your name everywhere - your business card, listing on your company website, in your email signature. The DMCP suffix and logo will appear by your name in your listing on the Find a DMC on this ADMEI website.
Your certification is good for five (5) years. You will be notified approximately 6 months prior to 31 July of the year your recertification application is due. Detailed information about recertifcation is here.