Wedding Planner, Continuing Education Certificate

Master the fundamentals of planning, orchestrating, and delivering stunning weddings and parties. This course allows you to earn your certification as a professional wedding planner and will give you an opportunity to put your new skills to work in an optional internship.  Create event concepts and plan celebrations from beginning to end, understand how to negotiate and handle vendor contracts, and develop client contracts and service packages.

Program objectives

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

External Credential: Certified Wedding Planner

Certifying Organization: Wedding Planning Institute

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Aid Available from CCBC

A number of financial aid resources are available during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist students with their tuition and fees.  For further information on what may be available for students participating in this program contact the Continuing Education Information Center at and check out our Continuing Education Financial Aid information page at

Other Resources:

Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

This program takes approximately 340 hours to complete. Students may work up to 9 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 Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate 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)

Course Series:

HSL 068 Certified Wedding Planner -  Module I 100



Included with course cost.

HSL 069

Certified Wedding Planner -  Module 2




Included with course cost. 

HSL 073 Certified Wedding Planner -  Module 3 70



Included with course cost. 
HSL 074

Certified Wedding Planner -  Module 4




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:
Wedding Planner.

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Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Yumi Kim | | 443-840-4302 |Owings Mills 305D

Administrative Assistant: Kate Talton | |443-840- 4483 |Owings Mills 302