Become a CSEP!

The Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation is the only certification that signifies broad knowledge across all facets of the special events industry.  It conveys credibility and a competitive edge when marketing or soliciting business.  Preparation for and maintenance of the CSEP designation contributes to the industry's overall knowlede base, removes performance uncertainty for clients, and opens market opportunities.



The CSEP Exam is now offered 365-days per year!  Apply today!

*Applications take 10-15 business days to be reviewed, so we strongly encourage submitting applications well ahead of your desired test date.  ILEA cannot control or guarantee the availibility of desired attempt dates/times.


All Application and Exam fees are non-refundable.

  • CSEP Application Fee: $350 (due with submission)*
  • CSEP Exam Fee: $350/attempt (charged during scheduling process)**

*Applications will be considered once a completed application is submitted and payment is processed/deposited.

**Instructions on scheduling a retake will be provided to candidates who do not pass during the October testing window.