Events & Meeting Planning Certificate

Events & Meeting Planning Certificate

Become an Events & Meeting Planner! Canadian Tourism College’s Events & Meeting Planning Certificate can be completed entirely online.

Program Overview

This program teaches the fundamental and essential skills required to work in event planning. When organizations, businesses, and conferences congregate, they look for specialized event planning professionals to help them run successful events.

Since 1980 CTC has been offering high-quality hospitality and tourism education in British Columbia. Some of our perks

  • You create your schedule: online courses let you balance your priorities and work when it’s best for you.
  • Instructors are industry experts: all of our instructors have experience working in the field they teach.

Events & Meeting Planning Certificate – 9 courses

CoursesHoursProgram Details
Introduction to Event & Meeting Planning20-40This introductory course acquaints students with the common components of well executed meetings and events. This course covers site selection, food and beverage, audio visual, contracts, an overview of the industry, and career possibilities. For full details please click here.
Site Selection/Negotiation/Law30-40This course outlines the key elements to successful site selection, negotiation issues/techniques, contract provisions/analysis & diverse industry contracts. Legal issues unique to the meeting industry will be identified. For full details please click here.
Transportation & Housing15-30The logistics of air and ground transportation and hotel arrangements will be discussed. Students will learn trade strategies to make informed decisions leading to a successful meeting experience. For full details please click here.
Event Registration15-30This course will introduce students to various registration systems and keys to selecting the best registration method. Students will learn the process to make informed decisions. For full details please click here.
Food & Beverage Management20-30Learn a systematic approach to evaluating meeting objectives and group needs as they relate to menu design, pricing structures, guarantee strategies, negotiation items and overall information about food and beverage services. For full details please click here.
Hotel Sales & Operations20-30Students will be introduced to the principles and procedures of hotel sales and operations by taking part in “learn by doing” activities. Networking, building internal & external relationships and selling techniques will also be taught. For full details please click here.
Special Event Planning20-30Students will be provided with the tools needed to hold effective special events. Venues including meetings, conferences, exhibits, fairs, trade shows, international events, weddings, etc. will be addressed. For full details please click here.
Non-Profit Event Planning20-30Course will focus on planning successful special events for non-profit organizations. Course will explore fund-raising breakfasts, black tie galas, festivals, auctions, golf tournaments, fashion shows, concerts and soirees. For full details please click here.
Budgeting for Event Planners20-30Course will introduce essential tools needed to prepare a budget for events of all sizes, information gathering, analyzing goals/objectives and preparing and communicating presentations to clients. For full details please click here.

Program Costs


The following fee schedule may be subject to change without notice. Tuition and fees may be subject to change pending approval. All amounts are in Canadian dollars.

ProgramTuition & Fees* 
Events & Meeting Planning Certificate$1,950 
Cost per course$250 


Ready to Apply?

Registration is simple. The required registration documents are:

  • Completed registration form which you can request by contacting us at 604-736-8000 or 1-877-731-9810.
  • Copy of your high school diploma or equivalent
  • Copy of Government Issued Photo ID
  • Payment (We can send you the credit card authorization form upon request)

To Apply Online please visit our secure online application form:
Online Program application form.

Once you register, you will receive an orientation e-mail from your assigned instructor with your login information. Your questions will be answered via e-mail.

Please note that students must complete their online program within 12 months.