In this course you will learn basic principles and practical techniques for planning weddings and getting started in a career as a professional wedding planner.
You will learn: what a wedding planner does and how to plan weddings, how to develop your skills to succeed in a wedding planner career, how to get hired for a job as a wedding planner, and how to start your own wedding planning business.
Benefits of Earning the Wedding Planner Certificate
There are many advantages to earning a certificate from a program with high educational standards such as the International Association of Professions Career College (IAPCC).
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publication Certificates: A fast track to careers says certificates “give people career-related skills and might help them get a job. In addition, data show that workers who have a certificate often enjoy earnings premiums.”
The IAP Career College Wedding Planner Certificate may give you:
- – Credibility with prospective employers or clients
- – Respect as a professional
- – A credential for your resume when applying for employment
- – A competitive advantage when marketing your services
- – Assurance to clients of your professionalism
- – Higher earnings
A June 2012 report by the Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) “found that people who have a certificate as their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.”
With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate much more quickly and less expensively than many other educational options.
The Wedding Planner Certificate course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (FabJob Guide to Become a Wedding Planner). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you.
This course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a faculty member throughout the 6 weeks of the course.
This part-time course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.Educational Approach
This career training certificate program has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.
Topics covered in this course include the following. (Click here for a detailed list of course topics.)
Introduction to Wedding Planning
Developing Your Skills
- – An Aptitude for Wedding Planning?
- – Developing Your Skills to Succeed
- – Ways to Learn Wedding Planning
What a Wedding Planner Does
- – Services Provided
- – Preliminary Steps to Plan a Wedding
- – Consultation with the Bride and Groom
- – Getting Organized
- – Planning the Ceremony
- – Planning the Reception
Wedding Industry Jobs
- – Types of Employers
- – Finding Job Openings
- – Job-Hunting Materials
- – Interviews
Starting Your Own Business
- – Setting Up Your Business
- – Marketing Your Business
Working with People and Contracts
- – Working with Vendors
- – Working with Clients
Students are evaluated with a Final Exam. Students who do the course readings should be able to pass the exam on the first attempt.
Recognizing that some students may be anxious about taking tests, the final exam may be retaken once if a student is not successful the first time. Students who do not pass by their second attempt may retake the course for a reduced registration fee.
Upon successful completion of the Wedding Planner Certificate course, you will receive a certificate suitable for framing which you can show to prospective employers and clients as evidence of your successful completion of the IAP Career College Wedding Planner Certificate course.