Selecting Service Contractors - VIRTUAL CLASS - 7/19/22

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This class will be conducted VIRTUALLY through Zoom on 7/19/22 from 8:30am - 2:30pm CST. Those staying to take the exam will have an optional 30-minute study period followed by an hour for the exam. *CEMs who are recertifying and those taking the course as not part of the CEM program will be finished at 2:30pm CST. You must have a webcam to take this course.

You are required to read the workbook before class. It is located under the “Workbook” tab.

A successful exhibition or event is produced by the mutual efforts of multiple entities, many of which exist outside the sponsoring organization. A substantial portion of the exhibition or event organizer’s responsibility is to shop the industry for services and products needed and to contract for those services and products. 

After completing this course, participants should be able to: 

  • Differentiate between the types of facilities that host exhibitions
  • Explain the role of the official service contractor (OSC)
  • Describe the responsibilities of the OSC
  • Create criteria used in selecting service contractors for the exhibition or event
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of an exhibitor-appointed contractor (EAC)
  • Discuss the importance of identifying who handles what service and how this can impact services or costs
  • Identify the purpose and types of specialty contractors 


Exam Password
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Enter code to continue. Please enter the password provided to you by your proctor. The exam is made up of 40 true/false and multiple-choice questions and you must answer at least 30 questions out of 40 to pass. You have 60 minutes to complete the exam. If you do not pass, you can retake the exam for a fee of $25. Instructions on retaking the exam will be provided to you in your exam results letter sent after completion of your exam.
Selecting Service Contractors Exam
40 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  30/40 points to pass
40 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  30/40 points to pass
Exam Results Letter
No credits available  |  Certificate available
No credits available  |  Certificate available
Certificate of Completion
5.00 Clock hours credits  |  Certificate available
5.00 Clock hours credits  |  Certificate available