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Certified Wedding and Event Planning

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Upcoming courses

IN THE CLASSROOM

ONLINE

Course fee: $999 (up until two weeks before class starts)
$1,050 (one week prior to course start date)
$1,100 (one week after course has started)
Where: Online, self-paced (students have 8-12 weeks to complete)

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IN THE CLASSROOM

February 12-April 30, 2019
Tuesdays, 6-9:30 p.m.

Course fee: $999 (up until two weeks before class starts)
$1,050 (one week prior to course start date)
$1,100 (one week after course has started)
Where: Monroe Park Campus

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"I've learned a lot in a short period of time. The Certified Wedding and Event Planning class breaks down of a lot of information on planning and starting your own business. If you are looking to start your own business or find information on event planning, this is the class."

Michelle Brooks, Student

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Start your career as a wedding & event planner.

In only 40 hours, over two months, you can complete the noncredit Certificate in Wedding and Event Planning (CWEP) program!

This intensive noncredit program, now offered on-campus and online, covers all aspects of starting and operating a professional event planning business. Learn best practices, methods, and techniques to get started in the planning industry (with classes starting at $999).

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Class Overview:

This program teaches the fundamentals of planning, orchestrating and delivering social events as well as owning and operating a successfully wedding and event planning business. From weddings and anniversaries to birthdays and baby showers, this detailed step-by-step methodology teaches clear and concise formulas for detailing the personal and professional aspects of any social event.

Through these wedding and event planning lessons, you’ll receive step-by-step training in a blending of classroom and supplemental on-line education to provide you with the clear and concise formulas for detailing the personal and professional aspects of any social event. You will learn from seasoned wedding and event professionals as you prepare for a career in the wedding and event planning industry!

Upon successful completion of the course, you will have received the knowledge to test for your Certified Wedding and Event Planner designation.

The course fee includes the instructor, weekly mentoring discussions, online curriculum, course textbook, exam fee, certificate from the Wedding Planning Institute, student center library of resources, instructional videos and templates. Through the online student center students can also connect with other students around the world in discussion boards, messaging, blogs and individual online classes. Through the career center students can apply for internships and/or job placement assistance.

Instructor: Kim Letteer

Kim Letteer is the president of Lettier Event Planning Studio.

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VCU OCPE is a university partner with Lovegevity's Wedding Planning Institute (LWPI), which was founded with the purpose of providing aspiring wedding and event planners with the best possible education.

Some VCU OCPE offerings are ineligible for waiver use due to partnership agreements. The following text will appear on the registration page: “*exempt—this offering is ineligible for waiver use.”

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