Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, announced that it has trained and certified more than 20,000 marketers, event planners, and hospitality professionals (1,600 + in the UK and Europe) through its free training and certification programme, helping them sharpen their skills, expand their industry expertise, enhance their resumes, and prepare for the future.
The company is temporarily offering all of its Cvent Certifications and training programmes to anyone in the industry free of charge. Certifications typically have been offered only to Cvent customers, and it can cost up to £1,400 for an individual to get certified and trained across the entire Cvent platform. Also included in the programme are hundreds of free live, virtual training sessions and certification study groups, hosted by Cvent experts.
“In early March, when the global pandemic really began to impact those in the meetings, events, and hospitality industries, we were looking for opportunities to not just give back, but provide support in a way that could facilitate an even stronger industry post-pandemic,” said Cvent CMO, Patrick Smith. “In times like these, it’s critical that we all find ways to lift each other up, support our communities, and work towards a brighter future, and we’re committed to doing exactly that. We’re extremely proud to offer our industry-leading certifications and learning opportunities to all meeting, event, and hospitality professionals at no cost to them. Our goal is to train and certify tens of thousands of industry professionals, giving them the tools and skills they need to more quickly bounce back once things start to go back to normal – boosting not only their confidence and careers, but also the industry at-large.”
The complimentary certification and training programme offers:
· Hundreds of virtual live and pre-recorded training sessions that deep dive into the Cvent platform, giving attendees the flexibility to learn at their own pace.
· Free Cvent Certifications which provide industry professionals the unique opportunity to enhance their technology skills and expand their Cvent expertise to accelerate their careers. In addition to offering the Cvent Certification exams, the company offers live virtual certification preparation sessions hosted by Cvent experts and provide complimentary access to the Cvent event management platform during the exam period. The certifications offered include:
o For marketers and event planners
§ Event Management Certification
§ Event Management Advanced Certification
§ Mobile Event App Certification
§ Venue Sourcing Certification
§ Virtual Events (training course starting July 8th, certification to follow)
§ Coming soon: Certifications for Hybrid Events, Event Marketing, and for Social Tables – Cvent’s event diagramming and seating tool
o For hoteliers and destinations
§ Cvent Supplier Network Certification
§ Coming soon: Cvent Event Diagramming Certification
Cvent is offering its certifications and training programmes for free until 31st August.
Cvent Certifications and training have helped industry professionals around the world expand their skillset and elevate their careers:
· "I see a tremendous benefit in becoming certified. It provides you with credibility with your current employer, colleagues, and potential future jobs. For me, internally, it's been a great way for me to talk about Cvent confidently and I've become the 'in-house expert'. Because I'm a certified user, I am able to train my colleagues on the software and frequently answer their questions. It is well worth the investment to become Cvent certified." – Mikaela Gibson, CMP
· “As a new Cvent user, getting Cvent Certified allowed me to discover awesome new tools that I never knew existed. Cvent Certification is an asset you can use to elevate your career.” – Brenda Ainsburg, Channel Programme Manager, Siemens PLM Software
· "Being a certified Cvent user increased my credibility in my office, improved my efficiency throughout the day, and allowed me to train team members who were beginner Cvent users." – Judy Smadu, HelmsBriscoe
· “I found a great deal of benefit for all levels of Cvent-users - be it Administrators, Lead Catchers, Data Analysts, Marketing Managers, and of course, the in the trenches Salespeople! Highly recommend all industry professionals take advantage of this. Our department goal at Visit KC is for all of our sales team to be certified by end of summer.” – Nathan Hermiston, Senior Vice President of Convention Sales & Services, Visit KC
· “The course was a great refresher on how to utilise Cvent [Supplier Network] tools like managing RFPs, updating your profile, and pulling reports. The entire certification only took about 2.5 hours.” – Kristi Bradley, Senior Manager, Field Marketing, Marriott International