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Learn how to become an event planner

You're a highly organized, detail-oriented people person—and you want to learn how to become an event planner. So what's next? Our Event Planning course could be the inspiration you need. We'll equip you with knowledge of best practices in the industry, helping you stand out from the crowd as you pursue a rewarding career arranging events like conferences, trade shows, receptions, and parties.

You can start Event Planning classes at any time and graduate in as few as four months. You'll also walk away with a one-year student membership to Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide.

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What you get

  • Illustrated lesson books to inspire your creativity and custom study guides to reinforce the material
  • A one-year student membership to Meeting Professionals International ($40 value)
  • Virtual field trips and important tips to demonstrate key ideas and enhance your multimedia experience
  • Career Diploma at graduation and the opportunity to be part of our live commencement ceremony

job growth

Job opportunities

Arranging events involves a diverse set of tasks, including collecting quotes and booking venues and vendors, such as florists, caterers, photographers, entertainers, and more. Responsibilities like these have created a growing demand for multi-talented professionals who know how to negotiate, set and meet timelines, and multitask. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts a 10% growth rate in meeting, convention, and event planning careers by 2026*.


Build your contact list with tips from professionals and membership to the largest industry association in the world.


Build essential skills for vendor relations, making an impression, negotiating, being your own boss, and more.


Our Event Planning course will give you the confidence—and connections—you need to succeed.

Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Yes! This Event Planning course is chock-full of the real-world processes, procedures, and techniques that professional event planners actually use on the job. The exciting world of event planning will unfold before you as you delve into the detailed knowledge you need to be competent in your career.

Yes! All students in our Event Planning course receive personalized career assistance. We'll help you create an impactful resume, prepare for interviews, and explore job opportunities that may be available in your area.

We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to learn how to become an event planner and graduate. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many benefits of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

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State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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