Certification & Accreditation

As the pre-eminent organization for the industry, the mission of the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) is to increase the professionalism and effectiveness of destination management through member and industry education, establishment of standard ethical practices and raise the level of awareness of the value of destination management to the respective association, corporate and general public.

The Certification & Accreditation Board sets the standards and policies for the DMCP and ADMC programs and enforces such standards and reports to the ADMEI Board of Directors.  Membership in the Certification and Accreditation Board is by nomination only.  However, there are several committees of the CAB that are open to any member who has obtained their DMCP designation.

The Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP) program offers individuals the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of the best practices in destination management.

Once a DMC has at least one staff member who has earned their DMCP, has been in business for at least five years, and has a minimum of $2M insurance (including errors and omissions) it can then submit the necessary documentation to earn the Accredited Destination Management Company designation.