Become an Event Planner

You will learn: what an event planner does and how to plan events, how to develop your skills to succeed in an event planner career, how to get hired for a job as an event planner, and how to start your own event planning business and get clients.

What Happens in this Certificate Course

The Event Planner Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become an Event Planner). Unlike other event planning classes and event planning certification, this course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home. In this course, you will learn everything you need to know about how to become an event planner.

This part-time Event Planner Certification Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Event Planner Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Event Planner Certificate Course Online has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Event Planner Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College).

How to Become an Event Planner

In this course, you will learn how to become an event planner. Topics covered in the Event Planner Certificate Course include the following:

Introduction to Event Planning

  • Event Planning as a Profession
  • What an Event Planner Does
  • Planning Social Events
  • Planning Corporate Events
  • Planning Industry Events
  • Planning Special Events

How to Plan Events

  • Steps to Planning an Event
  • Getting Organized as an Event Planner
  • Establishing an Event Committee
  • Finding an Event Venue
  • Choosing Event Vendors
  • Marketing and Publicity for Events
  • What Happens on Event Day
  • After the Event

Developing Your Event Planning Skills

  • Essential Skills for Event Planners
  • Learning From Event Planning Experts
  • How to Get Event Planning Experience

Getting a Job as an Event Planner

  • Who Hires Event Planners
  • Companies That Plan Events for Clients
  • Hospitality Industry Employers
  • Corporate and Institutional Employers of Event Planners
  • How to Find Job Openings for Event Planners
  • Creating Your Event Planning Job Hunting Materials and Portfolio

Starting an Event Planning Business

  • Setting Up Your Event Planning Business
  • Equipment and Supplies Needed for Event Planning
  • Event Planning Employees and Contractors
  • Setting Your Event Planning Fees
  • Getting Paid

Getting Event Planning Clients

  • Your Target Markets
  • Preparing Your Event Planning Portfolio and Promotional Tools
  • Marketing Techniques for Event Planners
  • Getting Referrals for Your Event Planning Business
  • Getting Free Publicity for Your Event Planning Business
  • Marketing Event Planning Services to Corporate Clients
  • Event Planning Client Contracts

What Is Included in the Event Planner Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Event Planner Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Event Planner Certificate Course
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and event planning career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Event Planners for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Event Planner Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become an Event Planner (e-book edition)

Register for the Event Planner Certificate Course

$149.00
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

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Register today for the Event Planner Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Event Planner Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

If the course is full, please email support@iapcollege.com to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.

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About a Career as an Event Planner

Imagine having an exciting high-paying career that lets you use your creativity to organize important events. Welcome to the world of event planning!

An event planner is a professional who organizes events. When you think of an “event” you may think of something fabulous, such as the Academy Awards, Mardi Gras, Super Bowl, Presidential Inauguration or New Year’s festivities in Times Square.

Event planners are needed for all these events. However, event planners also work on thousands of smaller events ranging from charity fundraisers to film festivals to fashion shows, as well as corporate events of all kinds.

Any time people gather together for a purpose, someone is needed to oversee all the details to ensure the event happens and that it is a success. That someone — with a career that is fun, interesting, and rewarding — could be you!

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Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Does an Event Planner Make?
    In their 2016 salary survey, Meetings & Conventions reported that the average corporate salary for a meeting planner in the U.S. is $79,231. An hourly fee is another common way for event planners to charge for their services. Hourly rates vary widely. An experienced event planner may charge $150 per hour, while a beginner may charge $25 per hour. $50 per hour is typical. Flat fees (also known as a “project fee”) may be used when the event is large. Fees can range from $75 for a one-time consultation to thousands of dollars for full-service event planning.
  • What is the Role of an Event Planner?
    An event planner is a professional who organizes events. When you think of an “event” you may think of something fabulous, such as the Academy Awards, Mardi Gras, Super Bowl, Presidential Inauguration or New Year’s festivities in Times Square. Event planners are needed for all these events. However, event planners also work on thousands of smaller events ranging from charity fundraisers to film festivals to fashion shows, as well as corporate events of all kinds.
  • How Do You Become an Event Planner?
    Earning a certificate as an event planner will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional event planner. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Event Planner Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Event Planner Certificate Course you will earn certification as an event planner and learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional event planner. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.