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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.

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  • Easily afford this API Program Name program with 0% interest monthly payment options
  • Fit study around your life with our flexible online study model
  • Upgrade your career prospects and achieve your goals


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

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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.

An Event Planner will plan and organize meetings, parties, fundraisers, and more. You will learn how to network, work with vendors and develop relationships with your clients.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics an event planner makes a median salary of $49,370 a year. This salary will vary depending on industry, frequency of events, and size of events.

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.

All graduates keep access to their accounts on the Ashworth College Central Network, an online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. As a student, you will interact with the Ashworth College Central Network throughout your lessons to make you comfortable with the tools and prepare you to make a good impression on potential employers once you've graduated!

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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