Professional Certifications, Event Planners

Event planners are required in the vast scope of an event industry that includes the tourism, leisure, and hospitality industries. The basic skills required employ the same knowledge domains: administration, marketing, operations, design, and risk, although the organizational culture and the size of projects may differ. Event professionals are increasingly seeking certification from recognized bodies within the industry. Certification in event management can be achieved through private providers, industry associations, and the tertiary sector.

Event planners are part of a modern profession that has historically used voluntary professional certification as a means of up-skilling and for individual and industry credibility. Industry self-regulation and the development of quality assurance processes within the event industry have grown globally. As the industry grows and diversifies, so is the scope ...

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