Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP)

The Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation recognizes 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