Get A Professional Certification in Wedding & Event Management with BMCC

Become a Certified Wedding & Event Industry Professional with Flexible Online and On-Campus Classes at BMCC!
  • Instructor-Led with a Seasoned Mentor
  • Online and Live Video Conferencing
  • Hands-On Learning with local Internships
  • Build Your Professional Portfolio
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Wedding Planning Certification and Training

Join us this fall semester at BMCC to embark on your journey towards becoming a certified professional in the dynamic wedding and event planning industry.

Whether you're passionate about creating memorable experiences or looking to launch your own business, this comprehensive program offers both online and on-campus classes designed to fit your busy schedule.

Secure your spot on the waitlist today to ensure you don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable skills, network with industry experts, and kickstart your career in event planning.

Don't wait—your future in the exciting world of weddings and events starts here at BMCC!

Course Instructor and Career Mentor: Abeki Carter, MPA, CWEP, FEM

Abeki A. Carter is a Certified Wedding & Event Planner, Event Educator and Mentor with 25+ years of experience planning weddings and creating unique events.

She is also an entrepreneur and the CEO of Chic Occasions Events, a full service wedding and event planning company in New York.

An advocate for professional development and education in the event industry, Abeki has been teaching Wedding and Event Certification courses at the local community colleges over the last ten years.

She takes pride in being able to educate, support and empower the community of wedding and event professionals through courses, hands-on workshops and mentorships.Abeki has a BA in Marketing, MA in Public Administration and holds certifications in Weddingand Event Planning as well as Fundraising Event Management.

She is a member of the International Wedding Planning Association. Abeki’s knowledge and expertise have earned herrecognition as Internship Coordinator of the Year by David Tutera, Outstanding Instructor by Lovegevity Wedding Planning Institute, 20 on The Rise, by HoneyBook/Rising Tide Society and Dream Maker Award by Lovegevity Wedding Planning Institute.

Abeki provides education, resources, and support to both emerging and experienced wedding creatives who want to grow and sustain a profitable business while living their best lives .

She is supportive, honest, resourceful, and a firm believer in community with a mission to show up, inspire, serve, and make a difference in her community of industry peers.
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For mentoring and coaching my focus is:
  • system & process
  • setting up a productive business back-end
  • time & freedom: working on your business
  • how to determine your fee: profitable pricing 

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Kemlyn Crowley, CWEP

“The CWEP program gave me the confidence to pursue my passion for event planning. The hands-on experience and mentorship were crucial in helping me land my dream job at a top event planning firm.”

Program Highlights


Receive personalized one-on-one mentoring and support while working as part of a cohort. Collaborate weekly to efficiently complete program requirements, gaining insights from industry leaders and professional peers.


Gain real-world experience at prestigious, high-profile events. Build a professional portfolio, boost your confidence, and expand your network to kickstart your career.
You can also opt-in to a local internship for hands-on experience within your community.


Start your business or take it to the next level with a professional website, a comprehensive marketing strategy, and a fully booked calendar. Our "Learn & Launch" membership handles the backend, allowing you to focus on your passion for planning unforgettable events.

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