The WPIC Wedding Coordinator Certification Course
The final exam will be sent to an email address provided and can be completed from any computer with an internet connection. You will have two hours to complete this exam, which is based on the manual and all in-class portions.
The online class is done completely at your own pace over three months. You choose when and where you watch the webinars, read your manual, complete your assignment, tests and final exam within the three months.
There is no live training.
You can call or email us with any questions or concerns throughout the process ( and of course afterwards) We have a wonderful, and very active Facebook Group for graduates after the successful completion of the course, as well as an online forum board with several thousand resources.
The manual and all course links are sent to you the day the class begins electronically.
Marks are based on
- *3 tests
- *An assignment
- *Completion of webinars, assignment and tests
- *Final online examination
The cost of the course is $899 and includes your manual, all school supplies, lectures, guest speakers, certificates and membership to the WPIC Alumni Group.
This course is 100% Tax Deductible as “Professional Development,” provided you enter the Industry before the next year.
To view the curriculum for the Wedding Coordinator and Consultant Certification Course click here: https://wpic.ca/courses/wedding-consultant-and-coordinator-certification-course/
WPIC Certification: Upon successful completion of the Certification course, students will receive their “WPIC Certification” and can use the initials “WPICC” after their name to denote their certification. Example: Your Name, WPICC Certificates will be sent to the address provided in class, upon successful completion.
Certificates can take up to two months from the day of the course to be distributed.
What is WPIC Alumni? The WPIC Alumni Group is for WPIC Certified Alumni in good standing*. The Group is set up as a Wedding Professionals’ Community Board to help students succeed after graduation. There are over 90,000 articles about weddings on the boards, as well as:
- *Paid and Unpaid assistant and lead coordinator positions to gain experience and build portfolios
- *Media opportunities (newspapers, TV shows, and magazine interviews are requested by WPIC graduates quite often)
- *Get-togethers, seminars, networking and learning opportunities
- *All Conferences across North America from all Associations
- *Cultural articles, business and marketing tips, and vendor discounts offered to WPIC Certified Coordinators and their clients
- *Alumni from Halifax to Vancouver, and across the world are online to help out.
Please note: Your registration is not guaranteed until payment is received. Payment is due 10 business days before the in-class start date. An Information email will be sent out the day the class begins containing all details you will need for the course.
***Please note: the email will be sent to the email used upon registration
FAQ’s: Within Canada we have some of the best venues trained and certified by WPIC Inc. such as Estates of Sunnybrook, Art Gallery of Ontario, The King Edward, most Delta’s in Canada, most Fairmont’s across Canada, One King West, Shangri La Hotel, Berkeley Events, Club Links, The Albany Club, etc.
Does the final certification with the Online Course differ from the In-Class option?
The final certification exam is the same as in-person. The course content is the same. Webinars and manuals are the same. You are missing the group assignment which is done on your own as well as the interaction and anecdotes from the professional wedding planner instructor.
Does the Final Certification expire at some point? We are registered as an Institution. It does not expire. It is the same as when you take a college or university diploma/degree.
Is the Certification valid abroad? We are recognized internationally. We train independent planners, resorts and wedding associations all over the world and have 8500 alumni from all over the world. Sandals (in Jamaica), Palace Resorts, Hard Rock All-Inclusive Resorts, Jewel Resorts, Atlantis Resort, Couples Resorts, Antigua BHTA, Barbados BHTA, Antigua BHTA, Bahamas Bridal Association, etc.
Does the WPIC offer any support in finding local chances/internships to get started in the role after getting certified? We provide on-going education, employment opportunities, networking, resources, support and opportunities for Wedding Planners through our Alumni Group (free to all graduates upholding the WPIC Code of Ethics) through WPICAlumni.com and our Facebook Group.
“I’ve been successful in obtaining an Honours diploma in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management, my TCP designation as an Event Coordinator, and have had lots of groundwork experience in the wedding and event industry. Four or five years ago, when I first heard about this course in one of my college classes, I thought about enrolling after graduating. I remember asking other industry professionals if they thought that this course would be beneficial to my education and career. It was expressed that my education, past and future experiences would be satisfactory and the course would be unnecessary. It wasn’t until recently that I was presented with an opportunity that would require me to take the course and obtain my WPICC. I was still eager to take the course because I had always wanted to, so I went with an open mind, but deep down I had presumptions that I truly wouldn’t need it. Did I ever eat those words? I thought this course was fantastic, and I am definitely happy that I enrolled! Within the course, the instructors emphasize that we should always keep learning and furthering our education, especially within an industry that is constantly changing. I never once felt like I was in a seminar, and it was probably because of our wonderful instructor. Tracey is passionate and down-to-Earth, she is extremely knowledgeable and well versatile within the wedding industry. She presented an abundance of relevant content and included several real-life experiences, which made it that much more personable and relatable. I left the course feeling more educated, more confident in myself and my abilities and took ease knowing I now have a good support system around me. I would certainly recommend anyone looking to get into the wedding planning industry to take this course and be part of the WPIC family! Thanks again, Tracey!”
“The WPIC course far exceeded my expectations. I went in with a passion and came out with a business plan. I can truly now visualize how to start my career in the wedding planning field!”
“This course is phenomenal! So much information is provided at a steady pace. The course was also very interesting and exciting! I definitely recommend it to anyone who is planning on becoming a wedding planner!”
“I highly recommend the WPIC Course if you are passionate about planning weddings! They help you to develop the knowledge and skills it takes to start your own small business and clearly outlines the expectations of a Wedding Coordinator. Melissa brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the class. Her personal experiences were interesting and informative.”
“The WPIC course and instructors gave me so much knowledge and confidence. I feel ready to jump into the wedding industry.”
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions!
The WPIC Team