• Gain Accreditation in the Special Events Industry

     
    POSTED March 5, 2015
     

Advance and grow in your career by obtaining the Certified Special Events Professional designation from the International Special Events Society.

The accreditation, established in 1993, is given to event professionals who successfully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for planning and executing all components of an event.

Those with the CSEP certification have a distinct advantage over their peers in terms of marketing—the certification is the only one in the industry that demonstrates knowledge in all aspects of the special events marketplace;  networking—CSEPs are connected with a worldwide community of others who have the same dedication to their career; professional development—designees are given the expertise they need to show peers, employers and others the dedication they have to their career; and other benefits that can contribute to an event planner’s success.

To obtain the accreditation, applicants must pass the CSEP exam—a four-and-one-half hour computer test comprised of a 100 multiple-choice section and a written portion. It is offered only in English; translation is not available. The exam is available four times a year in 15-day periods worldwide.

To qualify for the exam, those interested must have at least three years of full-time professional experience in the special events industry. After earning the designation, recertification is required every five years.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for the exam today to maximize your planning skill set, network with other highly esteemed professionals and obtain a significant advantage over others in the industry.

For more information on the designation and to register, visit the CSEP website

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