Corporate Event Planner, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

The job of a corporate event planner involves a wide variety of duties. They meet with clients to assess their needs, design the event, negotiate with contractors, communicate with event staff, and monitor the event as it progresses to ensure that everything goes according to plan.Corporate events span all industries and are planned for a variety of occasions and celebrations.​

This program features courses that will provide the entry level skills needed to start a career as a corporate event planner. Students will learn how to plan, design, and execute a successful corporate event, and how to charge for corporate event planning services.   Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a Certified Corporate Event Planner certificate from the Wedding Planning Institute.

Students entering this program should have outstanding people skills, professional appearance, ability to work independently, good math skills, and knowledge and/or experience in hospitality-related fields helpful. ​Since this program is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self discipline to complete all required material. 

This program prepares students to work as a  corporate event planner for business or organization, convention center or venue event planner, or have their own corporate event planning business.  Additional career information may be found in Career Coach:

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. demonstrate the knowledge and skills of effective planning, designing, and executing a successful corporate event;

2. meet the eligibility requirements for a certification of Corporate Event Planner offered by the Wedding Planning Institute (WPI); and

3. prepare for a career as a corporate event planner in corporate events field.

CCBC Pathway

Business Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

Program Credentials

CCBC Credential: Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

External Credential: Certified Corporate Event Planner

Certifying Organization: Wedding Planning Institute

Financial Aid and Payment Options

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.

Length of Training

Approximately 240 hours

Students may work up to 6 months to complete the online course work.

Program Requirements

  • This program is offered entirely online and can be taken on either a Mac or PC. 
  • Mac: MacOS 10.6 or later / PC: Windows 8 or later
  • Internet connection 
  • Email capabilities
  • ​Adobe Acrobat Reader is required for this course.
  • ​Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. MicrosoftEdge and Safari are also compatible.​

This program is eligible for Baltimore County Public Schools Blueprint funding.

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



HSL071 Corporate Event Planner -  Module I 100 Included with course cost.




Corporate Event Planner -  Module 2



Included with course cost.



HSL076 Corporate Event Planner - Module 3 70 Included with course cost.



Course Series Totals:






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Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Yumi Kim | | 443-840-5840 |Owings Mills 305D

Program Assistant: Kristal Parker |​|443-840-4483 |Owings Mills 302 ​​​​