Wedding Planner, Continuing Education Workforce 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

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

1. demonstrate the knowledge and skills of effective planning, orchestrating, and delivering stunning weddings and parties;

2. meet the eligibility requirements for the certification offered by the Wedding Planning Institute (WPI); and

3. prepare to gain employment as a wedding planner in the wedding industry.

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 Training Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

External Credential: Certified Wedding Planner

Certifying Organization: Wedding Planning Institute weddingplanninginstitute.com

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 340 hours

Students may work up to 9 months to complete the online course work.

Program Requirements

Orientation:
​Information sessions are offered monthly.  Check the CCBC Continuing Education Catalog for locations, dates, and times.

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 are required for this course.
  • Browsers: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. MicrosoftEdge and Safari are also compatible.

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply 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)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

HSL068 Certified Wedding Planner -  Module I 100 Included with course cost.

$625

(T-$50/F-$575)

HSL069

Certified Wedding Planner -  Module 2

100

Included with course cost.

$485

(T-$50/F-$435)

HSL073 Certified Wedding Planner -  Module 3 70 Included with course cost.

$245

(T-$35/F-$210)

HSL074

Certified Wedding Planner -  Module 4

70 Included with course cost.

$240

(T-$30/F-$210)

Course Series Totals:

 

340

 

$1,595

(T-$165/F-$1,430)

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:
This course prepared students to work as a Wedding Planner at a venue or event planning business, or be ready to start their own business.

Career Coach

Research your career interests, explore live job postings, take a career assessment, discover which companies in the Baltimore region are hiring, and more.  View a brief tutorial video on how to use Career Coach at https://youtu.be/C7KpznbPYfA.  Explore career and training opportunities at https://ccbcmd.emsicc.com/.

Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Yumi Kim | hospitalitycareers@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-5840 |Owings Mills 305D

Administrative Support Assistant: Kristal Parker | kparker3@ccbcmd.edu​|443-840-4483 |Owings Mills 302 ​​​​