Here are ten official bodies or certifications that you may need for your event company:
Business Registration: Register your business with the local government and obtain the necessary licenses and permits.
Register your business with the appropriate tax authorities and obtain any required tax identification numbers.
Obtain relevant insurance policies and certifications, such as general liability or workers’ compensation insurance.
Event Planning Certifications:
Obtain certifications from recognized event planning associations, such as the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation from the Events Industry Council.
Obtain safety certifications, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certification, to ensure compliance with safety regulations at events.
Obtain certifications in sustainable event management practices, such as the ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management standard.
Obtain certifications related to accessibility and disability accommodations, such as the Certified Accessibility Specialist (CAS) designation.
Emergency Management Certifications:
Obtain emergency management and response certifications, such as the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation.
Join professional associations related to the events industry, such as the International Live Events Association (ILEA) or the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).
Obtain accreditation from relevant organizations, such as the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for medical education events or the American Bar Association (ABA) for legal education events.