Become a Party Planner

You will learn: what a party planner does and how to plan parties, how to develop your skills to succeed in a party planning career, how to become a party planner and start your own party planning business, and how to get hired to plan parties and get clients.

What Happens in the Party Planner Certificate Course

The Party Planner Certificate course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Party Planner). 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.

This part-time Party Planner Certificate 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 Party 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 Party Planner Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Party Planner Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

How to Become a Party Planner

In this course, you will learn how to become a party planner, including how to start a party planning business. Topics covered in the Party Planner Certificate Course include the following:

Introduction to Party Planning

How to Plan a Party

  • Meet with Clients
  • Select a Location
  • Creative Elements
  • Getting Organized
  • At the Party

Preparing for Your Career

  • Skills You Will Need
  • Event Education
  • Getting Experience

Starting Your Own Business

  • Envisioning and Planning
  • Your Business Plan
  • Your Start-up Costs
  • Legal Matters
  • Franchising

Running Your Business

  • Setting Up Your Space
  • Hiring Staff
  • Working with Vendors and Suppliers
  • Setting Your Fees

Getting Clients

  • Your Marketing Plan
  • Marketing Tools
  • Advertising and Free Publicity
  • Other Marketing Strategies

What Is Included in the Party Planner Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Party Planner Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Party Planner Certificate Course
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Party Planners for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Party 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 a Party Planner (e-book edition)

Register for the Party 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.

SPRING SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Party Planner Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the April 15, 2024 course.

Register today for the Party 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 Party 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.

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

About a Career as a Party Planner

Imagine having an exciting high-paying career that lets you use your creativity to organize fun and fabulous parties. Welcome to the world of party planning!

As a professional party planner, you will be hired to create some of the most memorable moments of people’s lives. Party planners organize events that give people the opportunity to socialize, celebrate and have fun.

You might organize all types of parties, or you might choose to specialize in the types of parties you enjoy most, such as: anniversary parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, children’s parties, cocktail parties, dinner parties, family reunions, fundraisers, graduation parties, holiday parties, open-houses, retirement parties, theme parties, wedding showers, social events for business, and more.

There are few careers that offer so many benefits. As a party planner you will have a career that is interesting and fun. Plus, when you start your own party planning business you can enjoy the freedom of being your own boss.

This guide covered so much information and gave great examples. I was able to learn everything that I needed to know in order to start planning parties for others!
Amanda Ondersma

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 Do Party Planners Make?
    As a party planner, your income is determined by a number of factors, including: your experience, location, business model and whether you’re an employee or own your own party planning business. According to data from PayScale, the average income for a small business owner in the United States is $73,000 - however this can range up to $182,000 or more.
  • What Does a Party Planner Do?
    As a professional party planner, you will be hired to create some of the most memorable moments of people’s lives. Party planners organize events that give people the opportunity to socialize, celebrate and have fun. You might organize all types of parties, or you might choose to specialize in the types of parties you enjoy most, such as: anniversary parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, children’s parties, cocktail parties, dinner parties, family reunions, fundraisers, graduation parties, holiday parties, open-houses, retirement parties, theme parties, wedding showers, social events for business, and more.
  • How Do I Become a Party Planner?
    Earning a certificate as a party planner will equip you with the principles and techniques for starting and running your own party planning business and becoming a professional party 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 Party Planner Certificate Course
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Party Planner Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional party 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.