Corporate Event Planner, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

Learn how to plan, design, and execute a successful corporate event, and how to charge for corporate event planning services.  Corporate events span all industries and are planned for a variety of occasions and celebrations. From special events and meetings to assemblies, recognition events and corporate training—you'll be prepared to handle them all! Upon successfully completing the course, you will be awarded a Certified Corporate Event Planner certification from the Wedding Planning Institute.

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.

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

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE 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. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

This program takes approximately 240 hours to complete. 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 a PC. Students will need to have an Internet connection and email capabilities.

This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this course.

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)

HSL 071 Corporate Event Planner -  Module I 100



Included with course cost.

HSL 075

Corporate Event Planner -  Module 2





Included with course cost. 

HSL 076 Corporate Event Planner - Module 3 70



Included with course cost. 

Course Series Totals:





Additional Information

Skills for Success:
Outstanding people skills, professional appearance, ability to work independently, good math skills.  Knowledge and/or experience in hospitality-related fields helpful.
​Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self discipline to complete all required material.  A course instructor will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class.

Career Opportunities:
Corporate Event planning small business owner; corporate event planner for business or organization; or convention center or venue event planner.

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Program Contact Information

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