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OBTAIN CERTIFICATION

Learn how to gain your event planning accreditation to help you to stand out

GAIN EXPERIENCE

Learn how to gain event planning experience and build your portfolio

BEST EVENT PLANNING PROGRAMS

See our list of the best event planning certificate programs

BEST EVENT PLANNING BOOKS

Learn more about event planning through our recommended books

See our list of the best event planning books for beginners and expert event planning professionals.

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Top Event Planning Certifications

A list of recommended certifications for event planners, that can make a difference within the industry and we’ll help you chose which is the best one for you.

CERTIFIED MEETING PROFESSIONAL (CMP)

The CMP is an internationally recognized certification program for event planners. It currently represents the standard of excellence in today’s meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.

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CERTIFIED SPECIAL EVENTS PROFESSIONAL (CSEP)

The (CSEP) designation recognizes event professionals who have successfully demonstrated the knowledge, skills and ability essential to perform all components of a special event within the industry.

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CERTIFIED GOVERNMENT MEETING PROFESSIONAL (CGMP)

The CGMP is designed for planners and suppliers whose work is governed by the rules and regulations of the federal government. This designation is specifically for government meeting professionals.

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CERTIFIED WEDDING PLANNER
(CWP)

A Certified Wedding Planner is a designation for event planners who specialize in weddings. This designation is NOT regulated and can be obtained through any training program for planners and coordinators.

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CERTIFIED EVENT PLANNER SALARY

The Secret to Making More Money

The Bureau of Labor of Statistics includes both wedding and event planners under the broader job category of meeting, convention and event planners. Below are statistics on how much event planners make and the job growth within the industry. 

TOTAL WORKFORCE

135,519

AVERAGE AGE

37.3

ESTIMATED JOB GROWTH

10.9%

AVERAGE SALARY

$48,290

Event Planning Tools & Resources

These are some of the tools that will gaurantee your business and career success as a Certified Event Planner – Recommended by the top Event Planners in the industry. 

Event Planning Contracts

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25% OFF Aisle Planner

Aisle Planner is an online planning program for wedding planners. Get 25% off your first 3 months when you subscribe!

50% OFF HoneyBook

The project management software designed to help  event planning businesses automate various operational processes with ease. 

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