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Over time, your business and professional needs change. Stay up-to-date on the things that add value to your business, without getting overwhelmed from information overload.

Sharpen your skills and expand your understanding of all event disciplines with education built on ILEA’s Core Curriculum and from ILEA Approved content partners. Address a broad range of topics such as fostering creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship, client service, emerging technologies, latest trends and more.

Our whole industry grows when we learn from and work with each other.

Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP)

When you earn your Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) designation, clients looking to hire the best of the best will see your commitment to the profession; know you have top-notch creative event ability and a track record of professionalism and success.

You will earn a prestigious designation that carries with it a sense of personal accomplishment and demonstrates your professional competency.

Enrolling in the CSEP program entitles you to CSEP-only events throughout the year for additional insight into topics that address critical areas of your event business.

Education Spotlight Series

This members-only webinar series offers year-round education focused on the business of being a creative. Webinars are offered live once a month and will be recorded and posted in the Communities. Each webinar will focus on a specific theme:

  • Business Growth
  • Marketing & Trends
  • Operations
  • Education & Certification 

On-demand webinars as well as quick-tip videos are available to members in the On-Demand Education Library

Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum is comprised of Key Competencies designed to provide consistent educational frameworks for learning about the special events industry, presented in a standardized format, with content outlines that have been identified and vetted by industry experts within each discipline. Recognizing the need for differences in learning levels and cultural considerations, the outlines allow for local variations while adhering to international standards.


Published as an online content portal open to everyone, Experience is the ultimate information source for the global community of creative live event professionals whose skills, expertise and experience power some of the most influential live events around the world.

ILEA Approved

ILEA Approved is the international education standard selected for the creative event professional and has been developed to recognize specific content, beyond that presented directly by ILEA, that has significance for the global creative events industry.

Industry Research

Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest industry insights, research and trends. ILEA shares industry research when available.