Industry Accreditation (AMM & AIMM)

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Why Do We Need the MEA Accreditation Program

  • To ensure that the industry remains focused on raising the standards of its practice
  • To enhance the reputation of the industry and increase consumer confidence when dealing with industry professionals
  • To enforce the Industry's Code of Ethics
  • To better inform the marketplace by differentiating individuals on the basis of a pre-determined criteria which has been agreed by the sector
  • To reinforce the value of the industry as one that is professional with sufficient maturity to self-regulate

By being accredited you will provide your clients and the industry with the assurance that they are dealing with the highest quality and most professional event professional who is committed to their role and their client as well as continuous improvement

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Benefits of being Accredited

  • Reinforcement to clients of the industry endorsed competency of the member as a Meetings Manager
  • Promotion of status as an Accredited professional to the industry and the general public. Examples of promotional opportunities in advertising campaigns and within industry publications are: mice.net magazine; Executive PA magazine; National Franchise journal; Trade Shows and the MEA website (with specific search facilities for Accredited members)
  • Industry endorsement of the commitment to achieving high standards and ethical practice
  • Benchmarking of individual achievement within the industry
  • Credibility within the industry and the respect of colleagues and suppliers
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Exclusive MEA functions for Accredited members
  • Certificate of Accreditation and Accreditation pin

How do MEA Promote their Accreditation Programs

MEA make every effort to promote their accredited professionals ongoing. This may be through any of the following mechanisms:

  • The corporate market via our partnership with Executive PA and other publications
  • Convention Bureaux - through our on-going relationships in each state and territory
  • The MEA website and MEA’s Accredited Members Directory
  • Tradeshows throughout the year
  • Our relationship with TQUAL

MEA recommend that our Accredited Members use their post nominal at all times to also promote themselves

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Accredited Meeting Manager (AMM)

Accredited Meetings Managers (AMM) usually work within professional conference organising companies or within their own business or consultancy to organise meetings, conferences or events on behalf of a variety of clients. Once approved, accreditation is valid for 3 years before it is required to be renewed.

Applicants for the AMM accreditation are required to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Provide evidence of employment (including self employment) as a Meetings Manager for at least 3 of the last 4 years immediately prior to your application
  • Provide evidence of continuing Professional Development, including undertaking, developing or delivering meetings industry education. An accumulation of at least 100 points is required over the 3 years prior to application. For information on accumulating and calculating points, refer to the PD Points Guidelines
  • Nominate 2 client and 2 supplier referees willing to provide a confidential reference
  • Successfully complete an Assessment Task, set by the Accreditations Admissions Panel, or seek exemption from this task by way of the 'Recognition of Prior Learning' (RPL) process
  • Attend a personal interview with members of the Accreditations Admissions Panel
  • Agree to abide by the MEA Code of Ethics
  • Be and maintain membership of MEA

To apply for Accreditation please ensure you fill out all sections of the on-line application form and upload all supporting documentation required. Before commencing the application process please ensure you have entered any external activities in the MY PD Records section and that you satisfy the minimum 100 point requirement. The application will be set to pending until approval from the Accreditation Panel has been received. Payment of $445.00 must be made at time of application.

AMM Application Point Guidelines

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Accredited In-House Meeting Manager (AIMM)

Accredited In-House Meetings Managers (AIMM) usually perform their duties “in-house” with companies to organise company meetings, conferences or events. Once approved, accreditation is valid for 3 years before it is required to be renewed.

Applicants for the AIMM accreditation are required to fulfil the following criteria:

  • Provide evidence of employment (including self employment) as a Meetings Manager for at least 3 of the last 4 years immediately prior to your application
  • Provide evidence of continuing Professional Development, including undertaking, developing or delivering meetings industry education. An accumulation of at least 100 points is required over the 3 years prior to application. For information on accumulating and calculating points, refer to the PD Points Guidelines
  • Nominate 1 client and 3 supplier referees willing to provide a confidential reference
  • Successfully complete an Assessment Task, set by the Accreditations Admissions Panel, or seek exemption from this task by way of the 'Recognition of Prior Learning' (RPL) process
  • Attend a personal interview with members of the Accreditations Admissions Panel
  • Agree to abide by the MEA Code of Ethics
  • Be and maintain membership of MEA

To apply for Accreditation please ensure you fill out all sections of the on-line application form and upload all supporting documentation required. Before commencing the application process please ensure you have entered any external activities in the MY PD Records section and that you satisfy the minimum 100 point requirement. The application will be set to pending until approval from the Accreditation Panel has been received. Payment of $445.00 must be made at time of application.

AIMM Application Point Guidelines

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Re-Accreditation

To ensure that MEA Accreditation remains credible, Accredited Meetings Managers and In-House Meetings Managers need to apply for Re-Accreditation every three years. Providing they continue to be employed in the Industry, maintain a minimum amount of Professional Development (80 points) during the three year period, are able to provide the required referees, and do not breach the MEA Code of Ethics, Meetings Managers will be able to retain their AMM or AIMM Accreditation. The Assessment Task and interview are not repeated.

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