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  • FAQ

    How do I register for the Event Planning Certificate Program?

    You can register on the website at


    What is the registration cost?

    Starting Fall 2017, there will be a price increase for the 2 Day Event Planning Certificate Program, the registration fee is $495. The Event Design course will only be offered in Austin in February 2018. During the 2 Day weekend in Austin 2018, we teach 2 separate courses Event Design and Event Planning, each course is $495 or you can take both for $595. The Event Design course is from 9:30AM-12:30PM followed by the Event Planning Certificate Program from 1-4PM.


    What is the last day I can register?

    The course is filled on a first come first serve basis. When registration is full, the website will state “REGISTRATION CLOSED” for that particular city. Payment plans are not available. No refunds or transfers for payments. A late registration fee of $200 is applied to registrations 10 days prior to the course date, please register early it gives our team time to make the most out of your training experience.


    How do I cancel my registration?

    You can send an email to to cancel your participation in the course but keep in mind, the course is non refundable or transferrable. If the course is cancelled due to a natural act of God or an unforeseen emergency, the course will take place as a Webinar (upon request) or be rescheduled. Refunds are not issued when the course takes place as a Webinar.


    How do I change location or date?

    You cannot change the location or date after your registration has been processed.


    How do I renew my certificate and what is the fee?

    You must renew your certificate within 2 years of earning it. You can register for the online renewal course by logging your events in your CEP Account on the website. We do not store passwords, if you forget your password you can email a total of 4-6 events with a date, time, location, number of attendees, and a reference email or phone number. Once your payment is made, you will receive your renewal course material via email. Renewal training is done online and takes less than 60 minutes to complete.


    How long do I have to renew my certificate, what if I forget?

    Online Renewal fee within 2 years of taking the Event Planning Certificate Program = $99
    Lapse fee within the same deadline year but 1-30 days late (no exceptions)= $175
    Recertification fee after 30 day deadline date= $495


    How do I pay for the Event Planning Certificate Program?

    You must pay with a credit card online at


    Can I qualify for a discount?

    Groups of 3 or more attendees can qualify for a discount with prior approval by sending an email to

    One invoice will be sent directly to the company or individual for the entire group.


    Can someone else from my company attend in my place?

    No, the course is non-transferable.


    When does the course start and end?

    The Event Design Course takes place from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM. The Event Planning Certificate Program takes place on the same day from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM. Seats are not reserved, open seating is available 30 minutes prior to the start time of class. It is safe to make Sunday flights after 6:00 PM.


    How many people attend an average course?

    Registration is limited to 24 attendees. Registration is filled on a first come first serve basis.


    Are meals served?

    No, meals are not served. Attendees are welcome to bring their own personal refreshments.


    What if the course is cancelled by Correlations and I’m unable to take it online?

    Submit a refund request to Refunds are issued within 30-45 business days from the date of the cancelled course. If you paid with a credit card but request a check to be mailed to you, there is a $35 processing fee deducted from the refund.


    May I record the course?

    Due to exclusive copyrighted material, no recordings are permitted.


    What should I wear to the course?

    Business casual attire is recommended.


    Will there be a test and assignments?

    Yes, there is a test after the course and individual homework assignments are given on Saturday.


    What happens if I do not pass the test?

    You will not be eligible for our certificate. You also cannot retake the course with Correlations for 2 years. As long as attendees pay attention to the instructor and take notes, they can potentially pass the course.


    What if I earn my certificate but I lose it?

    You can request a certificate by sending an email to There is a $25 reprint fee, it includes shipping.


    What should I expect during the course?

    You can expect an information packed presentation with aspiring event planners either seeking to get a competitive edge in their corporate careers or individuals seeking to start their own business. You will experience helpful exercises and useful tips in a fast paced and fun classroom environment.


    What makes this course different from programs that require 6 -12 weeks of event training?

    The Correlations Event Planning Certificate Program is not hospitality based or theory driven. This course is result oriented. You will not learn hospitality industry laws, personnel management or amenities management but you will be taught budget development, risk mitigation, how to conduct consultations, how to create contracts, vendor and venue negotiations, and much more. The course focuses on the business aspects that employers and potential clients expect event planners to know right away. By focusing on the core expectations, Correlations is able to accelerate the program into 2 action packed days guaranteed to give each student a firm understanding of the world of professional event planning.


    How do I find the program that is right for me?

    It is important to do your research based on your short and long term goals. Individuals seeking a certification with 3-5 years of experience as a Special Event Planner should consider the CSEP offered through ILEA. Those seeking a certification with 5-7 years of experience in the Meeting Industry should consider the CMP offered through MPI. Local colleges and universities also offer certificate programs in their hospitality departments or within their continuing adult education curriculum. The Correlations course is geared towards new and aspiring event planners seeking immediate training to ensure they begin their careers in the right direction.