Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP)

Important Announcement About the CSEP Exam

The Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation was established in 1993 to recognize event professionals who have successfully demonstrated the knowledge, skills and ability essential to perform all components of a special event. ILEA endorses and manages the voluntary CSEP program for those who meet established standards. 

This program was developed to:

  • Increase the proficiency of event professionals
  • Elevate industry standards and practices
  • Establish the level of knowledge and performance necessary for certification
  • Promote the advancement of the special events industry
  • Advance the careers of practitioners
  • Acknowledge the high caliber work of CSEPs and the value of the products and services they provide

2018-2019 CSEP Committee 

Eileen Bistrisky, MBA, CSEP, CMCEffective Leadership Consulting Ltd., Committee Chair
Amy Dearth, CSEPConsider It Done Special Events
Elisa Delgardio, CSEP, ABC, A Flair for Affairs
Tracey Fricke, CSEP, MWP, CMPOccasion Designed
Corinne Kessel, CSEPGreenscape Design & Decor
Ingrid E. Lundquist, CSEP, The Lundquist Company
Nicole D. Zenner, CSEPZen Events