It has long been my passion to bring education to the wedding and events industries, specifically in the luxury space. It is my goal to build not only a wonderful event, but create an experience with memories that last. I have been so honored to be a part of a wonderful journey alongside Monica Balli, the global coordinator of the International Event Certification— and countless amazing wedding and event professionals aiming to bring a streamlined certification program to the luxury wedding and event space.
Over the past year, myself and our group of luxury wedding and event professionals— who I like to call my travel family, have been traveling the globe and sharing our mission to build a certification that can be used across the world and ensures a quality experience.
The Aim Of The International Event Certification
The aim of the certification is to create a proven professionality through international standards. Country Partners and Examiners with proven credibility and the highest professional standards from around the world.
The power and strength of our certification, in its essence, lies within its Country Partners and its Apprenticeship Partners. Together with AJA Europe, we’ve created the first certification with partners, valued and celebrated for both their professional and personal excellence.
IEC aims at internationally acknowledging professionals’ quality, thus creating a community of networking, apprenticeships and growth. 24 countries are represented by 17 international professionals of undisputed fame, enrolled as Country Partner Examiners, plus another 100 leading international partners for post-exam apprenticeship programs.
IEC is available in the following versions:
- Wedding and Event Planner and Destination Wedding and Event Planner
- Virtual and Hybrid Event Planner
- Wedding and Events Designer
- LGBT Weddings and Events Planner
- Wedding and Events Producer
- Specialized Wedding and Events Venue
- Weddings and Events Vendor
Eligible suppliers: Catering and Banqueting, Audio/Visuals, Florist and Decor, Photographer, Videographer, Entertainment (DJ, performer, band, talent agency). To be stressed that IEC is not a course: it is a professional certification guaranteeing the skills’ compliance to the standards set by Aja Europe Group and its partners. The aim of IEC is not to sell courses but to verify whether or not the candidates know how to carry out an event in every detail of its design, planning and implementation.
IEC is certified by the AJA Europe Group, an organization based in numerous countries around the world, holding many accreditations and/or awards through related companies. It operates through a network of local offices managed and coordinated by the Group itself. The local offices are responsible for assessment and implementation of economic and financial relationships with client organizations.
AJA Europe is accredited by the main international Accreditation Bodies:
- UKAS United Kingdom Accreditation Services – System Certification ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO22000, ISO 13485, ISO 45001 (ISO 17021)
- EFfCI – European Federation for Cosmetics Ingredients
- SAC Singapore Accreditation Council – GDPMDS (Good distribution practice for medical devices) certification, ISO 9001, ISO 45001 (ISO 17021)
- GNI – Global Network Initiative
- ACCREDIA – several Products Certification Schemes (ISO 17024)
- ACCREDIA – several Persons Certification Schemes (ISO 17065)
- ACCREDIA – IFCC Certification (ISO 17021)
- European Commission notification for Construction Products
- Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation for Construction Products
List Of Country Partners
- Malta, Australia – Sarah Young Events
- Giordania – My Event Design
- UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia – Vivaah Weddings
- Kuwait, Qatar – Q8Planner
- India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka – FB Celebrations
- Iceland – Pink Iceland
- Pakistan – Catwalk Productions
- Australia – Nadia Duran Events
- USA, Lebanon – Elie Berchan Events
- Italy – Monica Balli Events
- Principality Of Monaco, France – Montecarlo Weddings
- Germany, Austria, Switzerland – Mr. Froonck
- Greece – EZ Greece DMC
- Turkey – KM Events
- USA – Brian Worley
- USA – Angela Proffitt
- USA – Bob Conti
To learn more about the International Event Certification, visit the website HERE.