Pursue a New Career as an Event Planner

Start training to become a professional event planner with the Penn Foster College Event Planning Career Diploma Program. Study at your own pace, when and where you want, and step toward a new career in a matter of just months. Learn how to budget and organize various types of events and the business fundamentals behind the scenes to support your event planning business.

Why Become an Event Planner?

Earning your Penn Foster Event Planning Career Diploma can open the door to career opportunities in an excited field. Make a living arranging events such as parties, weddings, receptions, trade shows, and conferences, with the option to work for an established company or build your own business. In addition, the event planning industry is expected to grow 8% through 2029 and add 10,800 jobs with the average annual salary of $50,600.¹

Why Choose Penn Foster College?

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Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
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A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you’re not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
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Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare to become an Event Planner.
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Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
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Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
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Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Event Planning students in the Penn Foster Community.

Why Choose Penn Foster College?

clock icon.
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
trophy icon.
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you’re not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
clipboard and pencil icon.
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare to become an Event Planner.
thumbs up with signs icon.
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
iphone with settings gear icon.
Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
street signs icon.
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Event Planning students in the Penn Foster Community.

Event Planning Course Details

Our Event Planning courses cover topics such as the day-to-day operations of an event planner, coordinating with clients and vendors, marketing basics, creating event styles and themes, business fundamentals, and more!
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Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

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Event Planning Tuition

With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Event Planning training online today.

FAQ

Q. Where Can I Work as an Event Planner?

A. Our online event planning training can help you prepare to work in a variety of settings or start your own business. Many event planners work on-site for convention centers, hotels, and other hospitality businesses, and they spend their time between the office and event locations. This program also provides you with the knowledge and skills to develop your own client and vendor relationships to build an independent business.

Q. What is the average salary of an event planner?

A. The average entry-level salary for an event planner was $50,600 per year in 2019 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Q. Can you become an event planner without a degree?

A. Most event planners need some background in the field. While a college degree may not be necessary to secure a job as an event planner, educational background and certification through a career training program can help you stand out and prepare to be a confident and credentialed candidate when applying for jobs.

Q. Why should I get an event planner certification?

A. Industry credentials can help you stand out from the crowd of other applicants and assure potential employers you have the skills to perform your tasks. Certification is separate from education, so many event planners go through training and work in the field before sitting for any applicable exams.

Q. What is the average job description for an event planner?

A. Job descriptions for open event planner positions include skills like

  • Effective time management
  • Negotiating with clients and vendors
  • Having an eye for detail
Building your skills in areas like business management, customer service, and financial planning can be beneficial to someone working in this role.

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Get started today on your path towards a career as an event planner with Penn Foster College’s accredited, online program.

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