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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. 

The CSEP program is 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

The CSEP exam provides: 

  • Modernized system for test taking, including offering remote proctoring

  • Simplified system for grading that offers a faster return of scoring for candidates

  • Enhanced data collection for analysis

  • Annual exam development that includes writing new questions and reviewing the current performance of the exam

  • Increased access to the exam worldwide 


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