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Course Overview

The Certified Event Management Expert (CEME)

This program is a professional certification tailored to fit the schedules of busy professionals with our easy-to-access and revolutionary training platform. This platform includes audio interviews with industry experts, instructional videos covering the best practices, fundamentals and insights. Participants will learn critical skills of event management: how to manage time, staff, and volunteers; the importance of risk-management; the impact of the budget; and how to seamlessly carry-out an event’s logistics from registration to thank-you notes.

  • How to quickly and effectively improve your practical event and meeting planning and management through best practices in conceptualization and budgeting, to attendee acquisition and marketing.
  • Why successful events require attention to every detail including budget, timelines, choosing the best current technologies, securing insurance and permits, creating an impacting atmosphere at venues and managing staff.
  • How to effectively negotiate agreements and contracts for venues, caterers, audio-visual suppliers, decorators and all other companies that provide services to the event industry.
  • How to instinctively create the look and feel of events based on their type and objectives whether they are social functions, community events, corporate meetings and conferences, or sports and travel expositions.
  • What’s going on now and what the future will look like for the meeting, seminar, conference, convention, exposition, trade and consumer show, and special events industries.
  • How online technologies change the way people convene and hold meetings.
  • What impact “greening” events has on both the environment and your clients, and how to maximize green planning effectively and profitably.
  • Why being an effective researcher and wealth of knowledge about the vast world of event planning resources will make you competitive in the industry.
  • How to leverage your interest in the event, meeting, hospitality, tourism, sports and travel industries into an exciting and lucrative event planning career.
  • What qualities you need to be an effective and in-demand event planner and how to sell your services.
  • Event planning and management professionals looking to improve their event management expertise and knowledge.
  • Students with some professional experience who are looking for continuing education opportunities.
  • Seasoned professionals looking for professional self-improvement training in event management.
  • Current event planning professionals looking to improve their event management knowledge and leverage the changes the event management industry has experienced in the past 10 years.
  • Employee groups looking to enhance their event management knowledge.
  • Advance your event management career by raising your level of event management knowledge and increasing your ability to work quickly and effectively. Specialized knowledge is valuable and an asset in our knowledge economy.
  • Lifetime access to tools and multimedia training resources found online within the CEME Certification Program.
  • Speak the event planning and management language – Earning the CEME Designation assures that you can attend conferences, interviews and other networking events while being able to contribute to conversations and understand discussions about current events or trends within the industry.  Our program will help you to understand the terms and implement the tactics and tools of leading event management professionals.
  1. Register for the program and receive login details.
  2. Purchase and begin reading the textbooks.
  3. Listen to and watch all the audio and video content in the classroom
  4. Complete your Strategic Project and prepare for the exam with the Study Guide and Practice Exam
  5. Schedule and Pass your exam to earn your certification

Expert Interviews

Sample Video

Sample Audio Interview