Become a Master Event Planning Professional™ (MEPP)

The Event Planner Master Professional Certification Course is an advanced event planning certificate course offered online by International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) for professional event planners.

In this part-time online professional certification course you will increase your knowledge of event planning techniques. You will then use professional event planning skills to successfully complete an event planning project of your choice.

Throughout the course you will have access to a Faculty Member who can provide you with both educational assistance and professional mentoring.

As a successful graduate of the Event Planner Master Professional Certification Course Online you will receive a certificate recognizing you as a Master Event Planning Professional™ (MEPP).

Who May Take the Event Planner Master Professional Certification Course

Please note that this is not an introductory course. It is intended for professional event planners including those who have achieved a high level of success in the basic Event Planner Certificate Course offered by International Association of Professions Career College.

To ensure that the student has personal access to a Faculty Member, only 15 students will be accepted into each Event Planner Master Professional Certification Course.

What Happens in the Event Planner Master Professional Certification Program

The Event Planner Master Professional Certification Course is an online learning course with one optional assignment and one required assignment described below in the “ASSIGNMENTS” paragraphs. Students must earn a passing grade to successfully complete the course and receive their Master Event Planner Professional (MEPP) certification.

Like IAP Career College’s basic courses, this part-time online certification course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete the assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

The Event Planner Master Professional Certification Course has a recommended completion date of 12 weeks from the starting date or 120 hours. However, you may choose to complete the Event Planner Master Certification Program in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 24 weeks, depending on your schedule.

Throughout the course you can receive up to three hours of personal teaching assistance or professional mentorship from a faculty member. That’s up to one half hour per week for 6 weeks with personal attention from a professional mentor.

Although experienced event planners may find it is possible to successfully complete the Event Planner Master Professional Certification Course without assistance from a faculty member, it is recommended that you take advantage of this resource to receive maximum value from this certification course.

REGISTRATION STARTS: Winter 2024

COURSE LENGTH: 12 weeks part-time
(You may choose to complete it any time from 4 to 24 weeks)

RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: A grade of 80% or higher in the 6 week basic Event Planner Certificate Course from IAP Career College

LANGUAGE: Fluency in written English

ASSIGNMENTS: ASSIGNMENT: There is one optional course assignment and one required course assignment. The optional assignment, which is not evaluated, is a Learning Plan that students may create and discuss with their Faculty Member to assist in developing the student’s professional skills throughout the course.

The required assignment is a Master Project which demonstrates the student’s professional skills. Evaluated on a pass/fail basis, the Master Project consists of a written paper and, depending on the topic, may be supplemented by other materials such as video, before and after photographs, or client testimonials. Instead of an academic research thesis, students in our Master courses write about an actual professional project carried out for a client either before or during the 12 weeks of the course.

HOW TO REGISTER: Click “REGISTER NOW” below to register for the Event Planner Master Professional Certification Course

What Is Included in the Event Planner Master Professional Certification Program

The fee for the Event Planner Master Professional Certification Program includes all the following services and benefits for students and graduates. For more information about each of the following, please refer to the FAQ.

  • Registration for the Event Planner Master Professional Certification Course offered by IAP Career College
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become an Event Planner (e-book edition)
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with up to 3 hours of personal teaching assistance and mentorship during the course
  • One year professional membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Event Planners

  • The right to use an IAPO professional designation after your name on business cards, correspondence, and marketing materials. The current designation for graduates of this course is MEPP which stands for Master Event Planning Professional™)
  • Listing in the online member directory of IAPO International Association of Professional Organizations as a Master Professional, including information about you and your professional services plus a link to your website
  • (Optional) Announcement by IAP Career College of your achievement with a photo of you and link to your website
  • Downloadable Master Event Planning Professional certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College
  • Official Master Event Planning Professional certificate with your name printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the International Association of Professions Career College mailed to you which you can show to potential clients or employers.

Register for the Event Planner Master Professional Certification Course

$377.00
WINTER SPECIAL
Easy changes and cancellations
It’s easy to change or cancel your course registration. See our FAQ page for details.

REGISTRATION FEE: The Event Planner Master Professional Certification Course, including all services and benefits, is valued at $797 U.S. As this is a new program, the course is currently being offered for a reduced fee depending on your starting date.

For 2024, the course is scheduled to be offered once per semester. The registration fee for the course is $377. This fee may be tax deductible as a business expense, and is fully refundable if your application is not accepted for any reason.

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

To ensure your complete satisfaction all certificate courses are backed by our full 100% money back guarantee.

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.

Have questions or need help?

Contact an Academic Advisor at International Association of Professions Career College:

support@iapcollege.com

Student Service Center
(For registered students only)
1-403-949-0037

If you are not a student you can email support@iapcollege.com or use live chat for inquiries.

Live Chat (24 hours a day)
Click on “Ask Us a Question” at the bottom of this screen.

About IAP Career College

IAP Career College, also known as the International Association of Professions Career College, is a private online career college affiliated with FabJob Inc, the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career, serving hundreds of thousands of career changers on six continents since 1999. Learn more about us.

Get a $10 discount code!

Your Privacy Is Protected

We protect your privacy. Privacy Policy

website security
Click for the BBB Review of IAP Career College
  • 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?
    Through earning master professional certification as an event planner, you will learn advanced event planning techniques and earn designation as a Master Event Planning Professional (MEPP) by the International Association of Professional Organizations. Certification 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 Master Professional Certification Course?
    The Event Planner Master Professional Certification Course is an advanced event planning certificate course offered online by International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) for professional event planners. The Event Planner Master Professional Certification Course has a recommended completion date of 12 weeks from the starting date or 120 hours. However, you may choose to complete the Event Planner Master Certification Program in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 24 weeks, depending on your schedule. Throughout the course you can receive up to four hours of personal teaching assistance or professional mentorship from a faculty member.
  • 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.