How to become a certified event planner
It is said by some that one should get at least 3 years of solid event planning experience prior to enrolling into an event planning diploma or certification program. This is pretty good advice since the years of experience will help you determine what area of event planning you will be focusing on in your career (e.g. wedding planning, meeting planning, party planning, etc.) and hence what course of study would best meet you needs. Assuming you have made this decision here are over 20 options on how to get event planning certification and/or training …
Your event planner professional development guide
Event planner certification, continuous professional development training and your experience go hand in hand in the world of event planning.
Whether you are a seasoned planner, now entering the industry, looking to become a certified event planner or searching for on-demand content we provide the following links to useful resources.
Browse the ones below (sorted by location) and feel free to suggest others in the “Comments” section below:
For Barbados Students
For Trinidad & Tobago Students
For Jamaica Students
For International Students
28 You can also consider working to become a CSEP (Certified Special Events Professional) or CMP (Certified Meeting Planner). These designations are given out by ISES and MPI, respectively. Many corporations, and some members of the general public, look for these designations when hiring planners.
Hope this information helps you in your search. Should you have any questions or if we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
In the comments section below please let us know of any other event planning courses out there that you think should be included in the list above. Also share feedback or reviews on the courses mentioned in this article.
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She is also Co-Founder of Brafford Events as well as Editor & Blogger of the Event Suppliers Network and Caribbean Event Suppliers Network.
Alicia currently works closely with clients from the event and hospitality industries assisting them in the areas of marketing and business technology.