The Program

Earn your Certificate in Special Events Planning in One Year!

Specialty Courses

Self-paced courses to further enrich your planning abilities in these various events types! Enroll anytime – 3 months to complete.

Earn your Certificate or Enroll in Individual or Specialty Courses.

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Our founder, Jill Moran, CSEP, literally wrote the book on events. Her ‘How to Start a Home-Based Event Planning Business‘ is now in its 4th edition and is touted as the “road map” for anyone looking to get into the industry.

What’s Inside:

  • How to know if you’re cut out for event planning
  • The common traits of successful planners
  • Rookie mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Self-assessment tools
  • More…

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What you get when you enroll

Immersive Education

One thing we hear about our program all the time is that it provides in-depth learning on ALL facets of events – from galas to corporate meetings to weddings and from design to budgeting to marketing. We cover it all. And that makes you very marketable in the business…not to mention helps you fast-track discovering your true passion within the industry.

Work at Your Own Pace

We know you’re busy. In fact, most of our students have full-time jobs, families and other important things going on in their lives. That’s why we created a program that allows you to work at your own pace. You’ll be assigned the week’s learning material and homework and you decide how and when you’ll tackle it.

World-renowned Course Instructors

We give you access to the world’s leading event luminaries. People who have not only built their own thriving event businesses but have worked on some of the most high-profile events. They are award-winners, industry speakers and published authors. And you’re not just taught by them…you interact with them in our learning forums.

Access to a Global Tribe of Event Luminaries

When you join Special Events Institute you don’t just gain access to world-class education, you become a part of a global tribe. Our students come from all over the world. We offer a platform that allows you to share with and ask questions of the community at large. That means you get a global perspective to your business.

Industry Recognition

Special Events Institute has not only received the coveted title of Best Industry Contribution by the International Special Events Society. You can also earn valuable continuing education hours for your CMP. When you graduate from our program your certificate carries weight in our industry.

Great Bonuses!

We are here to help you! You’ll have access to members only groups to network with other event professionals, share challenges and triumphs.  And, on occasion, they also get unfiltered access to the behind-the-scenes planning of award-winning events.  


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