ACPWC offers professional training and certification programs for wedding consultants and event planners. We also provide continuing education, support, and access to a vast network of seasoned professionals to our graduates and members.
ACPWC is an international organization that has created the necessary tools for success for independent wedding consultants and event planning companies alike. Our graduates are prepared to start their own businesses and become leaders in the wedding and special event community.
|Our courses cover various essential skills and topics including:
ACPWC is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. We offer the following program options to meet your individual needs:
Our Post-Graduate Continuing Education Program is included with both programs.
Classroom Training Program
This course is a live, interactive class taught by top wedding consultants and industry leaders. Each class is 4 or 5 days in length, depending on location.
Upon enrollment, each student receives the signature ACPWC Instruction Reference binder, which contains everything you need to know to plan a wedding and run your business like a pro. Upon satisfactory completion of the class, graduating students will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Included in the cost of the classroom-based course is one year of Post-Graduate support, which includes a personal mentor. Post-Grads enjoy many of the same benefits [link to Benefits of Membership] as ACPWC members, in addition to one-on-one support that will inspire you to make your business the best.
Home Study Program
The Home Study Program offers you the opportunity to study at your own pace in the comfort of your home. You have three (3) months to complete the course, which includes a series of 10 instructional DVDs and the signature ACPWC Instruction Reference binder.
Included in the cost of the Home Study course is one year of Post-Graduate support, which includes a personal mentor. Post-Grads enjoy many of the same benefits [link to Benefits of Membership] as ACPWC members, in addition to one-on-one support that will inspire you to make your business the best.
Continuing support and assistance is just a phone call or email away!
|Important Note: To prepare you for starting the course, you will be given assignments that must be completed before your first day of class. Those tasks will be assigned upon receipt of the deposit. The assignments should take approximately 35-40 hours to complete, so planning ahead and setting aside sufficient time is essential. These assignments are crucial to the success of your business.
Post-graduate Continuing Education Program
The ACPWC provides a comprehensive Continuing Education Program to new graduates. As a participant in our Post-Graduate Continuing Education Program, you will have access to many valuable tools and resources, including a personal mentor.
Participating in the Post-Graduate Continuing Education Program is like having your own personal support group you can call for answers and encouragement any time you need. Our hope is that with the help of other ACPWC members, you will find the confidence to run your business and start booking those weddings!
After receiving your Professional Certification [link], you will then begin working toward the highest certification, Certified Wedding Consultant [link]. You must join ACPWC and pay your membership dues in order to begin this process.
The Business of Wedding Consulting
Wedding Planning & Coordination
Ceremonies & Receptions
Etiquette & Protocol
- $1295 payment with completed application. This course fee of $1295 is non-refundable once course materials are mailed.
- In addition to the $1295 course fee, a refundable $300 deposit is due for the DVDs. This deposit is returned once ACPWC receives the DVDs back in good condition.
Course Deposit & Payment
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Course – Deposit $310
Course Partial Payment $525
Course Balance Payment $1030
Course Full Payment $1340
Active & Associate Members: You can pay your dues by clicking below
Active membership $260
Associate Membership $185
Military Program $1030