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A Certified Special Event Professional has an established career supporting the live events industry. They have invested time and energy in gaining a well-rounded and comprehensive understanding of the various event elements and have proven they can apply their experience and critical thinking to all facets of a live event, regardless of the role they play. They are not required to be a subject matter expert in all areas, but should understand the event process well enough that, if needed, they would be able to assemble a team of event professionals, articulate a clear vision and manage that team to execute a successful event. If the candidate is not an event planner or producer, but rather a supplier or partner in the industry, the candidate should still be able to speak to all elements within an event with knowledge and understanding. 


Earning your CSEP designation means opening a package of event excellence that includes the following: 

A stamp of approval: Marketing or soliciting new business? CSEP conveys instant credibility to clients - the only certification that signifies broad knowledge across all facets of the industry.

An elite network: CSEP's don't just 'network' - they make meaningful connections with an elite global community of highly motivated and skilled live events professionals.

A development accelerator: With CSEP, you gain advanced, market-relevant events industry expertise that demonstrates a career-long commitment to personal and professional development.

A bit of swagger: Being able to put the letters CSEP after your name is verification of knowledge, expertise and excellence.

A collective knowledge: With your CSEP, you are contributing to the industry's overall knowledge base, removing performance uncertainty from your clients' minds and qualifying for higher level opportunities.

CSEP Exam Applications are now being accepted.  Apply today!

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