Frequently Asked Questions
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.