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Wedding and Event Planning Certificates

The Wedding and Event Planner Certification is perfect for the individual looking to get started in the wedding and event planning business right away. These courses are offered through our partnership with The Wedding Planning Institute, a division of Lovegevity. They are the recognized leader for education & instruction for wedding professionals.

This is a wonderful opportunity to gain the knowledge and expertise to work as an event planner or to start your own business as a wedding planner.

Certified Wedding and Event Planning Certificate

The Wedding and Event Planner Certification is perfect for the individual looking to get started in the wedding and event planning business.

This online course is an intensive program designed to educate students on the wedding and event planning business best practices, methods and techniques to get started in the planning industry right away. Learn to design and produce special events (weddings, bridal showers and more). As well as how to professionally plan any event using step-by-step formulas and business best practices.
  • Individuals who coordinate weddings, fundraisers, social functions, or other types of events
  • Individuals who are considering making a career change to the field of Wedding and Event Planning
  • Employees of the hospitality industry, such as hotel sales and convention service managers, who work with meeting and event planners
  • Those who work in related fields such as entertainment, audio/visual and catering who are looking for additional knowledge to further their skills and enhance their competitive edge

Course is taken online at your own pace.
Tuition: $1,350.00

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Corporate Event Planning (S.M.A.R.T) - Online Certificate

Corporate events span all industries and are planned for a variety of occasions and celebrations. Corporations and their employees celebrate many milestones and accomplishments within the life span of the growth and evolution of its people, products, and successes.

  • Anyone who desires to work as an in-house planner for a company or corporation
  • Those who want to start their own corporate event planning business
  • People who are looking for diversity in the type of events they plan as well as in their working environments
  • If you want the flexibility to work in a wide variety of industries

Course is taken online at your own pace.
Tuition: $1,250.00

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Visit for more information on the benefits and requirements of the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation.

Bright Outlook Career

Wedding & Event Planning are Bright Outlook Careers

Meeting, convention, and event planners are identified as a “Bright Outlook” careers, meaning that they are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the annual salary range for this field in New Mexico is $26K-60K.

Our Certified Wedding and Event Planner and Corporate Event Planning courses are terrific stepping stones for these in-demand careers!

Statistics according to O*Net

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