Corporate Event Planning Course

Learn how to become a certified Corporate Event Planner at The University of Texas Arlington

Fall Semester

LENGTH 6 weeks
PRICE $995
DATES September 13 – December 6
DAY & TIME Wednesdays 6:00 – 9:20PM


UTA’s Certified Corporate Event Planning (CEP) course equips aspiring professionals with the essential skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the field. This live hybrid program covers a wide range of topics, including event design, budgeting, execution, performance evaluation, and service pricing. By completing this course, students will be prepared to jumpstart their career as a Certified Corporate Event Planner and excel in business organization, logistics, networking, and client relationship management.


Students will learn how to navigate the virtual landscape, including selecting the right technology vendors, ensuring event security, and marketing themselves as hybrid event specialists. They will gain insights into best practices, systems, and technologies to create memorable virtual event experiences and stay competitive in the industry. The course also emphasizes the incorporation of various platforms to deliver engaging experiences aligned with stakeholder needs and objectives.


UTA’s CEP course also addresses the broader scope of corporate event planning. Known as S-M-A-R-T, the course covers different types of events, including galas, fundraisers, public relations, product promotions, professional meetings, corporate gatherings, business networking events, conferences, conventions, incentives, awards, achievements, and training seminars. This comprehensive curriculum ensures that students are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a variety of corporate event planning scenarios, making them well-rounded professionals in the field.

Rachel Collard, UTA CEP Grad

I would recommend taking the course. It was exactly what I expected it to be and I’m glad that it met by expectations. The only advice I could provide to someone that wants to take the course is just a recommendation to attend a live class along with the online component. Networking opportunities are endless when you take a live class and happen naturally