How do I become a Certified Wedding Coordinator?
WPIC is the first and only in-class Wedding Coordinator’s Certification Institute in Canada. The course consists of group work, 20 hours of in-class lecture and Industry-related guest speakers, followed by two weeks to review the manual and material from class before you write a qualifying Certification exam. Students are graded based on their in-class work, success on 3 tests and a final exam.
Where can I find employment after Certification?
Our past students have opened their own full and part-time businesses, or found employment with Catering Companies, Resorts, Banquet Halls, Golf and Country Clubs and Bridal salons. Anywhere that specializes in Weddings appreciates having a Certified Wedding Coordinator on staff.
As well we have trained and certified all of the on-site Wedding Planners and Coordinators at the Sandals Resorts in Jamaica, Palace Resorts in Mexico, Hard Rock All Inclusive Collection, Couples Resorts, Jewel Resorts, The Antigua & Barbuda Hotel and Tourist Association, The Bahamas Bridal Association, Atlantis in Bahamas, Sheraton Nassau, Wyndham Nassau, British Colonial Hilton, Ministry of Tourism in Bahamas, The Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association, among many, many other places.
Will my WPIC Certification be recognized within the Wedding Industry?
Yes, the WPIC Wedding Planner, Consultant and Coordinator training and certification is recognized and accepted Worldwide. We currently have 4800 members from over 30 different countries. Our alumni live and work in Canada, USA, Mexico, Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, Grand Cayman, Bermuda, Barbados, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, The Bahamas, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Colombia, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, The Netherlands, Turkey, Romania, Lebanon, India, Nigeria, South Africa, Japan, China, The Philippines and Australia.
What’s the difference between the WPIC in-class & the 3-month International Correspondence Certification?
We believe the in-class portion of our course is what sets us apart and is our greatest strength. Each class is taught by successful professional, working Wedding Coordinators. Not only are they sharing the industry statistics, procedures, laws and regulations, but they are giving their personal experience. You are able to ask questions and receive instant answers and feedback from an expert. Not only are you getting an extensive, complete manual, you are getting 20 hours of in-class instruction, industry guest speakers, in-class practical work and unlimited access to two Professional Wedding Coordinators.
We started offering the 3-month correspondence course because we were having so many fly in from other countries to take our course. We recorded all of our in-class lectures, so that the only thing our correspondence students would miss would be questions from the other students and the Canada-specific content. Students who take the correspondence class can contact us with any questions they have, at any time. They also receive all of the same material and benefits our in-class students receive. Visit our International website.
We strongly believe a true professional constantly updates and betters them self through conferences, continued learning and networking, so we also give our students a free lifetime membership to our Alumni Association of more than 6500 Certified Wedding Coordinators, (providing they uphold the WPIC Ethics).
I have my Event and Meeting Management Certificate, would this course be redundant for me?
No. In fact, several of the Universities and Colleges who offer Event and Meeting Management Certification now strongly urge their students who are interested in becoming Wedding Coordinators, to take our course. Event and Meeting Management is very different from Wedding Coordination. One must be versed in the differences between pricing, billing, psychology of the clients, differing vendor relations, a different code of ethics, etc.
When is WPIC coming to my area?
WPIC comes to a city when there is enough interest to hold a class. If there is not a date indicated under Locations, the best way to gauge when we will be coming to your city is to email us.