- Ready to take an event planning course?
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- Register for our Virtual Hospitality Open House.
"Enrolling in the Wedding and Event Planning program is a rewarding experience, especially for budding or aspiring entrepreneurs!"
DeShandria Pitt, Student
Do you enjoy event design or planning parties?
Take an accelerated approach to learning with opportunities to apply hands-on training with on-the-job experience to jump-start your career! While our on-campus noncredit courses are temporarily paused, you can choose from a live-online course or a self-paced online course.
Learn more! Register for our Virtual Hospitality Open House.
- The Certified Wedding and Event Planning course is an intensive program designed to educate students on the business best practices, methods, and techniques to get started in the planning industry right away.
- The S.M.A.R.T. Corporate Event Planning (CEP) course provides a detailed guideline on how to design a corporate event, plan the event, set budgets, execute successfully, review performances, and charge for services.
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.”