Gain The Skills You Need to
Become a Certified Event Planner
...and learn how to expand your knowledge so you're
planning events the right away
"Thank you so much for all the materials in How to Be an Event Planner. I had no events and no direction. Four months later, I have 3 concerts for 200-400 attendees, 3 large community events and a 2-day children's festival! I gave my job notice yesterday!"
Amanda  / Canada
“I received so much useful
information that I can use to plan
my events. I don’t regret spending
the money at all!”
Nina / Slovenia
"After registering for How to Be an Event Planner, I received my first PAID wedding contract. I seriously would never have had the confidence or skills to do this without your course!"
Dayna / USA
There was a time when simply saying "I'm an event planner" was enough, but today (if you actually want to plan events professionally) you need to do more.

So how do you do it?

How do you become an event planner that gets hired?

Fortunately, that's exactly what you're about to learn...

FACT: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, event planning is expected to grow by 11% in the USA by 2026.

(Meaning, event planners who actually know what they're doing are needed!)
I'm not going to sell you on the importance of becoming an event planner.

If you're here, you already understand there are specific skills you need so you're:
  Building authority and credibility
  Engaging vendors and clients by providing ACTUAL value, and most importantly...
  Gaining the confidence you need to give you a strong start.

In other words, becoming a certified event planner gives you clear guidance and a solid foundation: The lifeblood of any successful event planner.

That's why businesses and clients are looking for knowledgeable, confident event planners.

There's just one problem. Most so-called "event planners" don't know what they're doing.

That's where you come in.

As a certified event planner, you're uniquely qualified to help clients (or your company) meet their goals and run better events.

More specifically, in this course you'll learn:

  How to create your Perfect Client Avatar (this applies to vendors, too!) so you know exactly the type of clients and vendors to attract
  The 3 tools you'll need to build a roadmap that guides everything you do to be an effective event planner
  How to create an event timeline that works for any type of event
  A simple event script you can customize for any event so you're on-time, every time
  Get introduction letters so you know exactly what to say to prospects and vendors
  An exact formula showing you how (and what) to charge for your event services

In short, being a certified event planner not only enables you to plan better events, you'll provide a professional experience too.

If you're interested in becoming a certified event planner, then I have a question to ask you...

Are you a "doer" or just a "talker"?

(Or, why do you want to be a certified event planner?)

Let's face it... Event planners are a dime a dozen.

So how do you separate the ones who 'walk the talk' from those who just 'talk'?

That's the problem!

At Event Planning Blueprint it was our problem too. You see, we don't just teach event planning best practices, we actually PLAN EVENTS.

We aren't researchers. We aren't just educators.

We're event planners who plan events.

In other words: WE ACTUALLY DO THIS STUFF... we know how hard it is to find truly skilled people who know what they're doing.

And that's why we created the "How to Be an Event Planner" course and certification.

We built this certification so it's available to anyone, anywhere.

And we're making it available to YOU...
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"In just 3 months, I am further ahead in my business than I would have been without the program."
Tyese / USA
"This was my guide and gave me the steps I needed to get the clients I wanted. I know I chose the right program!"
Monica / Australia

"The marketing training was a highlight for me. I loved that we could share real-life experiences and had accountability."
Marie-Christine / Lebanon
How to Be an Event Planner Course Details
In How to Be an Event Planner you'll learn everything you need to know about event planning. The course is broken down into 4 core modules (19 lessons) and each module comes with training videos, growth exercises, checklists, calculators or worksheets. Plus, these downloadable exercises give you the freedom to learn on the go!
Event Fundamentals
In this module, you'll build a roadmap to guide everything you do so it supports your vision, goals and events. Discover how to avoid the common mistakes that will derail your results right from the start.
By the end of this module, you'll have a clear plan in place to design each element of an event and implement and communicate the key pieces.
     Understanding the importance of your event objective 
         so you're providing value and know what's really important to your client
     Preparing and managing your event budget and clearly understand your workback schedule so your clients can rely on you
     Identifying your perfect client and who you want to work with so you're not wasting time (or money)
     Gain the confidence to talk to your client about their
           event budget
Vendors & Venues
In this module, you'll discover industry expertise and unlock the secret to creating value for your clients (or company), vendor relationships and your events.
By the end of this module, you'll understand how to work with vendors and venues so you have confidence in your skills and can easily answer questions about the event.
     Choose the perfect venue for your event, and become expertly
           versed on venue capacity and client needs

     Feel capable working with vendors, coordinating
           food and beverage, booking speakers, and organizing transportation

     Learn how to prioritize venue size, food & beverage 
           purchases, and room set up (includes a site-inspection checklist)

     Understand how to maintain a safe event, from start to finish so you don't have unexpected accidents or injuries to manage

     Manage any issue thrown your way, from handling cultural
           sensitivities to diffusing potentially disruptive situations
The Profit Plan
In this module, you'll learn to deliver great experiences by properly managing expectations. With some simple and easy to use tools, you'll manage your events (and budgets) like a pro!
By the end of this module, you'll be planning profitable events so you never feel like you don't know where the money went!
     Avoid “scope creep” by setting concrete boundaries, so you
           can stick to the exact amount of time you agreed on

     Clearly explain your value so clients understand why they
          should hire you 

     Create other revenue streams, so you can increase your income and you're not stressed about money

     Identify whether or not your events will (or won't!) make money

     Set your hourly rate so you're making money on every event you plan
The Marketing Plan
In this crucial module, you'll hone your event messaging and find your sweet spot so you're effortlessly marketing your events.
By the end of this module, and no matter what your budget, you'll create a marketing plan that attracts event attendees or clients and allows for continued growth.
     Decide which niche to focus on so you get specific about marketing your event services - the right way
     Promote your events in a way that attracts clients and makes your clients hire you again and again...AND refer you, too
     Understand the difference between in-house and 
            out-of-house event management (and why that's important when getting started)
     Sell your event services in a way that is confident, clear, and effective (NOT pushy or robotic)
     Handle client objections that have stopped you from getting hired in the past
PLUS! Get the following when you enroll today...
Sales Training ($250)
Book more events by learning how to handle common client objections and learn why (and how to be) proactive when it comes to client concerns.

You'll have the key to creating long-term raving fans and know how to connect with prospects and clients in a way that's natural to you.

Business Start-Up Training ($97)
Want to start an event business but struggling to know what to do first?

 This 1-hour lesson gives you clarity and identifies the 5 key areas to focus on first in your event business so you're Starting Strong. 

Lifetime Access
With lifetime access to the entire course, retake it anytime, from anywhere 24/7.

We've Got Your Back ($600)
Stay positive in a supportive community that invites you to share your journey, and hear stories from other event planners so you feel welcome.

How to Be an Event Planner is the only course that gives you everything you need to successfully become an event planner. Including industry knowledge and the necessary skills to plan any type of event, market your events & price your services properly.

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What You'll Get:

When you enroll today, you'll receive same day access to:
  The How to Be an Event Planner course
  4 Core Modules
  19 Training Videos
  Growth exercises, checklists, calculators and worksheets
  Bonus Trainings and webinars

Plus, upon successful completion of the course you'll also receive:

  A certificate of completion that can be added to your website, email signature, LinkedIn profile, and other marketing materials
  A digital, printable certificate suitable for framing

Course Details:

Tuition: usd$497 (payment plan available)
Level: Beginner/Intermediate (suitable for those who want a refresh)
Setting: online
Course Length: 5 hours (not including time to do the exercises)
Expected Completion Time: 30-60 days
Access: Lifetime Access

Here's How It Works

Take the Course

The course is a 5-hour intensive training, with 19 lessons, growth exercises, checklists, calculators and worksheets.

Get Your Certification

Once you've completed the entire course, send in your completed assignments and growth exercises for feedback and to receive your certification.

Display Your Certificate

You'll get a digital certificate to share on your social channels & print for framing.

What You'll Get:

When you enroll today, you'll receive same day access to:
  The How to Be an Event Planner course
  4 Core Modules
  19 Training Videos
  Growth exercises, checklists, calculators and worksheets
  Bonus Trainings and webinars

Plus, upon successful completing of the course you'll also receive:

  A certificate of completion that can be added to your website, email signature, LinkedIn profile, and other marketing materials
  A digital, printable certificate suitable for framing

Just $497 (payment plan available)

Who Should Enroll in the How to Be an Event Planner Course?

Working Full-Time

You're tired of working your day job and you want more creativity and freedom in your life.

Event Business Owner

You're on-boarding an assistant or junior event planner who wants to learn the ropes before jumping in.

Company Employee

You're working for a company and they want you to plan the company-wide events, but you're not exactly sure where to start.

Nearing Retirement

You're nearing retirement and you're thinking, "what next?", and you're ready to create some post-retirement security for yourself.


You're a parent who needs to increase your household income and you crave freedom so you can spend more time with your family.

Struggling to Get Started

You've tried event planning before but it didn't go so well (or you want to do it even better!) and you're looking to develop your knowledge (and get it right!).  
I've helped thousands of executive assistants, teachers, child care workers, ex-military, marketers, nurses, police offers, small business owners, florists, dance professionals, project managers, corporate event planners, hospitality managers, educators, stay-at-home-moms, and many more from around the world become event planners.
How to Be an Event Planner is the world's leading
online event course that takes you
by-the-hand (as in step 1, 2, 3) to
start planning events today!
Hi there, I'm Melanie Woodward


In How to Be an Event Planner, I'll walk you step-by-step through the entire process to become an event planner. With quality videos (that aren't too long!), growth exercises and real-life examples along the way,  you'll have the skills you need in no-time, so you can get start as a certified event planner.
I've been planning events since 2004 (well, since my 12th birthday really!) and I've planned events around the world and have worked with:
Hollywood Celebrities
Professional Athletes
International Brands
But, I didn't stop there! I'm the owner and creator of Event Planning Blueprint and I've been featured on Eventbrite, International Business Times, The Boston Globe, CBS MoneyWatch, and more.

Throughout the course of planning events, working with clients and vendors, and I've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't.

Since starting Event Planning Blueprint in 2013, I've applied a lot of what I know and I've taught thousands of event planners -- helping them get started, plan their first events and get paid for their events!

That's why I created How to Be an Event Planner... to help you learn from my successes (and a few failures) getting my own event career started. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: "How will this certificate help me?"

A: If you're a business owner, this certification is a great way to train and certify members of your own team to ensure that they're up to speed with best practices.

If you're an independent event planner, this certification is a tangible way to show that you are a certified event planner, which could help you attract and retain better, higher-paying clients.

If you want to start your own event business, this certificate can set you apart from other event planners -- showing clients that you’re committed and can provide them with solutions.

If you're an employee, this certificate can make you more valuable to your company.

Q: "How valuable is this certification?"

A: The certification itself is highly valuable if you need to set yourself apart from the competition. What's far more valuable than any certificate, however, is the actual knowledge you're going to receive when you take this course and complete all the assignments.

Q: "How long do I have to complete the course once I enroll?"

A: You can move at your own pace! We understand that life happens, and that just because you enroll today that doesn't mean you'll be able to finish (or even start) the course this week. And that's OK! Take as long as you like. We aren't going anywhere, and neither is this certification.

Q: "How long does it take to complete the course?"

A: This class is 5-hours of video training, so if you are working at it full-time you could technically complete the videos in one day (although this is not recommended). To fully understand and apply the materials, you should allow 4-6 weeks if you are working full-time, and 5-8 weeks if you taking the course part-time.

Q: "Am I guaranteed to receive my certificate if I take the course?"

A: No. You have to complete the videos and exercises to receive your certificate. Once you've completed the entire program, send our team an email for further instructions.

Q: "I don't care about the certificate...can I still take the course?"

A: Yes, and if you change your mind later, just let us know!

Q: "Are there scholarships available?"

A: At this time no scholarships are available. Fortunately we have priced our classes so that they are affordable to all, especially compared to similar certification classes.

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"Melanie and her incredible expertise encouraged me to follow my dreams, being pleasantly persistent and daring me to be different. Her support is unlike any other and to be honest, she is one of the most talented in the event industry!"
Addie  / USA
"I never imagined having someone walk me through every step of the way! When she said step-by-step, she meant it."
Aliya / USA
"If you’re going to be successful then you have to take action and this program helped me do that..."
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“Forbes and Huffington Post recently named event
 planning as one of the 5th most stressful jobs in the
 world. Event Planning Blueprint is working to take it
 down to the bottom of the list. Event Planning
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"This program is full of valuable information and offered me the information and mentorship I'd been looking for."
Michaela / USA

"Melanie has taken all the guesswork out of creating these practical, easy to use event training tools!"
Tanya / Canada

“Within 3 months of joining, I got 4 new event clients with contracts signed. Having a trainer and mentor that is an expert in the industry really, really helps. It’s a very good investment and you will get ROI.“
Eliza / USA
What Students Say About How to Be an Event Planner
"Very clear, easy to follow and specific tips."

"I like how each module builds on the previous module. I also like the pre-planning - finding your perfect client, building a budget, etc."
"Your quick responses, the workbooks, the files, the worksheets, and the presentation are easy to understand. I am glad I invested in this one!"
"I like the work back schedule and all the content in the bonuses section. I like how easy it is to follow the content."

"I love the level of interaction."

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“I’m more professional with my clients and I'm confident with my planning skills.”
Koren / USA

"I was on the verge of giving up my dream, but as a result of How to Be an Event Planner I’m more self-confident and know it’s OK not to know everything as you get started.”
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"I loved the materials provided, the instruction and the community interaction. If you’re going to be successful then you have to take action..."
Bennie / USA
"I'm now working on more events with more clients, and I have more confidence..."
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"Thanks to Melanie my business is more profitable, I spend more time with my family and I am energized about the future... "
Julien / Canada
How to Be an Event Planner is the world's leading online event course that takes you by the hand (as in step 1, 2, 3) to start planning events today!

Event Planning Blueprint is Different

Yes, you can find other trainings and certifications that cover similar topics, but an Event Planning Blueprint certification is unique because it's built and taught by real event planners and industry experts who actually plan events and run their own businesses.

In other words, we aren't "researchers." We believe that the best way to learn something is to roll up your sleeves and get your hands a little dirty. If that sounds appealing, then welcome! You're in the right spot!
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