The Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation is the hallmark of professional achievement in the special events industry. It is earned through: education, performance, experience and service to the industry – and reflects a commitment to professional conduct and ethics.

Established in 1993, the CSEP classification recognises event professionals who have successfully demonstrated the knowledge, skills and ability essential to perform all components of a special event.

This programme 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 calibre work of CSEPs, and the value of the products and services they provide

The CSEP continues a remarkable progression as world wide recognition of the special events industry continues to develop. Now more than ever before, professionals within the industry recognise the CSEP to be an influential designation for the education and the promotion of professional ethics and standards. Being a recipient of the CSEP demonstrates a continuous dedication to enhance individual and professional performance. The CSEP offers a competitive advantage when soliciting business as either a special events industry supplier or planner. It represents proof of your professional market knowledge.

Already a recognised certification scheme in the USA, the CSEP stands out as a standard of ability and experience in the events industry and influences the event buyer.  Pioneering the CSEP in the UK, ILEA board members encourage others to join us in making this our industry standard.

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