Become a Certified Event & Wedding Planner

Start a Rewarding Career in the Event Industry

  • Get certified in 3 to 6 months with one-on-one guidance from industry professionals.
  • Study online at your own pace and on your own schedule—no strict deadlines or exams!
  • Comprehensive business training and resources to help you launch your own business.
  • Lifetime access to up-to-date course materials in the Online Student Center.
  • Access student support services 7 days a week—before, during, and after completing your course!
  • Connect with a worldwide network of event planners in the Virtual Community
  • Flexible payment plans allow you to learn without the financial burden of high tuition costs.

ILEA Approved

Every professional event certification meets the rigorous standards and is approved by the International Live Events Association.

Career Opportunities

As the demand for meetings, events, and weddings grow, so does the need for professional and experienced planners. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for event planners are projected to grow more than 8% by 2032.

Choose from a number of career opportunities in the event and wedding planning industry:

  • Start an event and wedding planning business. Be your own boss!
  • Plan meetings, fundraisers and industry events for corporate clients
  • Work as an in-house planner for companies and organizations
  • Become a destination wedding planner and travel as you work
  • Work with high-profile clients planning luxury events
  • Style weddings and events with professional event decor
  • Plan live events in various industries, such as music festivals and sports games
Ayla Otto

“I liked that it was all online. Plus, I had a long time (2 years) to complete the course. The price was also very affordable! I loved the convenience of doing training online—rather than in-person—because you can do the course a little bit at a time, whenever it's convenient for your schedule.”

—Ayla Otto, owner and founder of Events by Ayla

Read the full QC graduate interview

Why Choose QC Event School

40-Year History in Distance Education

We've set the benchmark for excellence in distance education since 1984 and have many thousands of successful graduates. You could be one of them!

Our 21-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Starting a new career can be scary. But don't worry! Once you enroll with QC Event School, you'll be protected by a money-back guarantee!

Industry-Recognized Certifications

Graduate with professional event planning certifications and open up a world of career & business opportunities.

An A+ Accreditation with the BBB

QC is happy to celebrate 15 years of accreditation and has the highest possible consumer satisfaction rating (A+) with the Better Business Bureau.


“I always knew I had a passion for events, ever since I planned my 16th birthday party. However, I didn't truly come to the realization until the Dean of my college challenged me to choose a clear path upon graduation. This online certification [from QC] has given me the networks that will last a lifetime! I'm thankful for the word-of-mouth that led me to QC Event School and I am eternally grateful for the knowledge.”

—Tyler Reid, Principal Planner of Eminent Events Wedding & Event Planning

Read the full QC graduate interview

Industry-Expert Tutors

Once you enroll in a course, you'll be matched with a personal tutor who will review your work and provide you with in-depth feedback and advice. You'll learn from an industry expert who will inspire and motivate you to pursue your own goals and push your creative boundaries.

Meet Candice Coppola, QC Event School Tutor

Candice Coppola is the creative force behind Jubilee Events, a renowned Connecticut-based event design and planning boutique specializing in artful weddings, events, and occasions. Her highly-acclaimed company continues to expand, recently opening a Barbados-based sister company, A Jubilee Event in the Caribbean, which plans stunning destination weddings for luxury clients.

Candice is one of QC's talented tutors; she is also featured in the instructional videos for all QC Event courses, where she shares her vast knowledge of running a successful event and wedding planning business.

Candice Coppola

Online Event Planning Courses

Discover a wide range of foundation and specialty courses offered by our online event school.

Most Popular
Foundation Course

Event & Wedding Planning

QC's most comprehensive and popular course! Learn about all the components necessary to plan successful events and weddings from start to finish.

Foundation Course

Corporate Event Planning

Discover how to plan and promote events such as product launches, galas, meetings, and conferences in this rapidly growing sector.

Foundation Course

Event Decor

Expand your creative skills to design an event's mood and aesthetic experience. Learn to coordinate lighting, color, and decor to suit a theme.

Foundation Course

Floral Design

Launch your own business, work for an experienced floral designer, or incorporate your floral design skills into an existing career in event planning.

Foundation Course

Wedding Planning

Exceed expectations by learning to plan unique weddings tailored to your client's wishes, considering cultural variations, budgets, timelines, and more.

Specialty Course

Accelerate Your Business

Learn how to start and grow your event planning business. Work with different marketing tools to help you achieve your business goals faster.

While I'm a big advocate for getting your feet wet and getting real-life experience, I feel the certification is something you can physically show clients to show them your qualifications. The coursework was pertinent to the industry and it was super convenient to do online!

Carisa Lockery
Carisa Lockery
Event & Wedding Planning Course

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