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DMCP Exams are held 4 times annually and may be paper-based (in person) or computer-based at a global testing center.  An optional in-person Study Session is held just prior to a paper exam; a webinar study session is held prior to the dates of a computer-based exam.  Visit the Exam Schedule to review Study Session dates, exam dates, and associated deadlines.

In addition to the DMCP Application fee ($200 - Member / $300 - Non-member) exam and study session fees apply.

Exam Fees
$400 Paper Exam Member
$500 Paper Exam Non-Member
$550 Computer-Based Exam Member
$650 Computer-Based Exam Non-Member
$200 Retesting Fee
Study Session Fees (optional)

Hosted Exams

The Certification and Accreditation Board 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.

The Exam

Candidates will have 3 hours to complete the 150-question, multiple-choice exam.  An extra hour is given if English is not the first language.


Best Practices in Destination Management

All 150 questions are based solely on the book Best Practices in Destination Management.  The book can be purchased as a hardback, eBook, or both at a reduced price.  The exam follows the DMC Competencies - the core skills, expertise, and knowledge a DMC professional should possess.

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Exam Results

Exam results will be provided within 4 weeks of examination.

Successful Candidates will be notified and can immediately begin using the DMCP suffix after their name.  It can be included on business cards, email signatures, company websites, LinkedIn, and other social media, etc.  The DMCP suffix and logo will appear by the individual's name in the Find a DMC listing on the ADMEI website.   Certification is good for 5 years at which Recertification can be sought.  DMCPs will be notified about 6 months before the Recertification Application is due.   Visit the Recertification page for more information.

Unsuccessful Candidates will be notified of their score and the percentage of the areas in which they fell short.  All candidates have a two-year window after application approval to take and re-take the exam.

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