The First Accredited International Event Design & Decorating School in the USRead More
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The Event Decorating Academy is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The Event Decorating Academy complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, The Event Decorating Academy is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.”
The Event Decorating Academy is a global center of excellence, working with event designers and entrepreneurs to transform their creativity into profits.
Our highest value is to help students achieve success through originality, leadership, and commitment, While supporting every student’s growths.
Our mission at the Event Decorating Academy® is to provide powerful tools and strategies with online and hands-on training providing students with the knowledge for professional development towards career enhancement to become exceptional event designers. As the originators of event design schools, we are their road map to success since 2007 offering credentials that add trust, credibility, and value to our designers.
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The Certified Event Decorator® program is our most popular course. The credential is exclusive to decorators that have completed the intensive 100 hr — certification program to equal to 10 CEUs at the Event Decorating Academy®. Students are required to pass the written and hands-on test in order to receive the certification. The course includes lessons on business management, balloon decor, fabric draping, floral design, and props. From here our students can choose to specialize in a specific subject and take the masterclasses to become an event designer.
The Certified Event Master Designer ™ designation is an accredited program exclusive to
Decorators that have completed the intensive 100 hr. course to equal to 10 CEUs and then had taken 100
hrs course to equal to 10 CEUs of Master design classes at the Event Decorating Academy®
Event design is a competitive business. The key to success is getting yourself educated and hold the proper credentials to be on a different level from everyone else. The credentials will give you value and credibility helping you book more events. This online event design course is a comprehensive program that will teach you everything you need to know about designing events- from, color theory, fabrics and Furniture styles, lighting wall and ceiling treatments, drawing a floor plan, portfolio development and Design Trends.
Our balloon decorating programs are full of exciting and modern designs. They give the experience in
constructing various frames and creating balloon arch, canopy, organic designs, walls, and ceiling
designs. It is crucial to get the proper training to be a successful balloon decorator. Our instructors
will lead step-by-step with focusing on techniques and proper installation for that professional look.
We are the only school in the world that offers Balloon Design Certificate programs that earn CEUs. Through our series of online and hands-on courses, our knowledgeable instructors will guide students through all the smart balloon practices as well as the laws for safety and environmental.
The fabric draping courses will give the experience in constructing various frames to create entrances, arches, backdrops, stages, gazebos, table and chair designs for different events. Our goal is to teaching students to practice safe rigging installations, and executing a full venue design by the time they are done with the program. Our courses include the fundamental techniques to make it quick and easy.
Our instructors will lead step-by-step through our hands-on and online courses focusing on fundamental techniques to be able to transform any venue into an elegant masterpiece.
We are the only school in the world that offers Draping Design Certificate programs that earn CEUs. The fabric draping courses will give the course require students to produce designs and assemble them to practice and to take pictures for their event portfolio. Students are required to pass the test in order to receive certification, in order to pass and receive certification, students need to prove the ability to create, construct, and design.
Our comprehensive learning programs are focused on floral designs for events. It is designed to cover everything you need to know to prepare you with the latest trends for weddings and corporate in the ever-growing market. The courses helps you expand your understanding and creativity by mastering contemporary techniques and design mechanics. Our proven teaching methods will prepare you to progress rapidly in your floral career and establish yourself as a true professional. Design alluring event centerpieces and arrangements for rental or sale. In this course we teach techniques for using high quality soft touch silk flowers for many designs, this helps with offering amazing designs at reasonable prices. This is an exclusive course for event decorators. The Event Floral Design Certificate and accredited programs earn CEUs.
This is a highly educational class designed to help our students get the knowledge they need to run a successful event decorating company. We focus on teaching students the importance of professionalism and excellent business skills. This is a “must take” class, Being a great designer is wonderful, but if you don’t know how to run your business, price and market correctly, it can become a disaster. Many decorators have been in the business for years, but are not yet making the money they want. While they generate enough to cover their expenses, it’s not enough to live a comfortable lifestyle. Join us and experience something different! This tech-infused business programs can help give you the competitive edge you need to stand out and fuel your career.. We offer intensive programs guaranteed to improve our students chances of success. This is the first event decorating management course offered by a accredited school.
Do you love traveling? So do many brides, they dream of having a destination wedding where they can live the fairytale moment. Now is your opportunity to join the very lucrative market of planning and decorating destination weddings. A great opportunity not only to do them in your area but also to have the ability to travel to exotic places without having to pay for it out of pocket. We focus on the bride's needs and how to personalize and accessorize each event to be unique. We provide step by step on how to add ornamentation to create the unique and beautiful beach designs that your clients could only imagine. This course will increase your odds of becoming a one-of-a-kind destination wedding expert, in your area. While a destination wedding is an excellent alternative to the traditional wedding, it is only successful when planned by an expert. This Destination Wedding Designer program is offered exclusively by accredited school Event Decorating Academy in a 60 hr. accredited program and it earns 6 CEUs.
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We limit our class sizes to assure that every student receives the best experience possible. All classes are first come first served.
To reserve your spot, you must complete an application and submit it with a deposit of 25% of the course fee. This may be done online , by phone 786.-369.1723, by fax 866.931.2797, by email or in person 1100 S Dixie Hwy, Hollywood, FL 33020
We accept all credit cards. Money orders, Cashier’s checks and business/personal checks drawn on U.S. banks will only be accepted 30 prior to the start of class. Make checks and money orders payable to Event Decorating Academy.
Due to our limited class size, we take cancellation very serious. Please read carefully before signing up for classes.
Our class group is from 10 to 25 students depending on the class. When you register we require a deposit to save your spot.
The deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable. If you cancel 31 days or more before the class, your payment becomes a credit only towards future classes, minus the deposit. You have one year to use the credit and a new deposit must be placed to reserve your spot.
If you cancel 30 days or less before the class, we cannot refund the tuition. You will lose your payment in full unless you find a person to take your space. As we know that emergencies and catastrophic things happen unexpectedly, please let us know the situation and we will weigh the reason for the cancellation and determine a decision case by case. You are responsible for providing any necessary proof.
We reserve the right to cancel classes due to an emergency, bad weather or low attendance. In the event of this happening, all your money including the deposit will be return in full. Please verify the class before booking a flight or hotel.
Each deposit is for that specific class and is not transferable to other classes except as per the above cancellation policy.
If you have any questions or need to cancel a class, please feel free to contact us at 866.931.2796 • 786.369.1723 or by email .
At the Event Decorating Academy, we like everyone who comes here to learn with a positive attitude . We have students from many countries and cultures. We will not discriminate based race, color, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion or age in its courses and activities. (But you must be 18 or have the permission of a parent or guardian to attend as we use tools)
Upon completion of courses, students are required to take a competency exam and must have a passing grade of 70% or higher. Students who do not pass exams the ﬁrst time will have two more attempts. If they do not pass on the ﬁnal effort, it is required that the student retake the course. We want you to succeed and permit any student that does not achieve a 70% grade to retake the course without a course fee. Students retaking the course must pay a nominal $15 per
Students are expected to attend each day of their registered course. If a student misses a day, they will need to make up that day before they can take the competency exam and receive their certiﬁcate and IACET CEUs. Course hours are 8:00 AM-5:00 PM unless otherwise stated in a course description .
Upon admission to The Event Decorating Academy, students agree to act responsibly in all areas of personal and social conduct and to take full responsibility for their individual and collective action. When a student exhibits disruptive behavior that appears to pose a threat to the learning environment or safety of the student or others, that student may be dismissed or law enforcement may have to be involved.'
The Academy has invested signiﬁcantly into producing our books, procedure manuals, software, photos, and other documents, both electronic and printed. It is against the law to take intellectual property of another for your personal use or for the beneﬁt of others without the express consent of the owner of the property.
If we sound harsh, it is because we hold these items to be of great value.
Flexible registration available: EDA offers continuous enrollment opportunities by telephone, in person and online. We accept registration up to 2 days before the course begins, or until class is full.
We limit our class sizes to assure that every student receives the best experience possible. All classes are first come first served.
To reserve your spot, you must complete an application and submit it with the deposit indicated for that course online. You may register online, by phone 786.369.1723, by fax 866.931.2797, by email or in person 1100 S Dixie Hwy, Hollywood, FL 33020
We accept all credit cards, Postal money orders or Cashier’s checks drawn on U.S. banks. Checks will only be accepted 30 days prior to the start of class. Make checks and money orders payable to Event Decorating Academy.
Through PayPal you may be eligible for up to six months interest free payments.
Grants: Government grants, workforce, rehab grants and new business city grants payments must be received before the first day of class.
Discounts: Receive a 10% team discount on selected courses when three or more people from one company enroll for the same course. (Group participants must register at the same time to be eligible for the discount.)
Due to our limited class size we take cancellation very seriously. If it is necessary to cancel, please notify us by phone or email. When you register, we require a deposit to save your spot.
The deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable without our written consent. If you cancel 31 days or more before the class your tuition will be refunded, minus the deposit.
If you cancel 30 days or less before the class we cannot refund the tuition. You will receive a credit only towards future classes, minus the deposit.
If you cancel 5 days or less before the class we cannot refund the tuition and you will lose your payment in full unless you find a person to take your space.
We reserve the rights to cancel classes due to a staff emergency, weather or low attendance. Should this occur all your money plus the deposit will be returned in full. Any cancelations due to catastrophe and out of our control will be summited to the insurance.
Your information is collected in order to verify your identity and for the use in our records.
Your personal information is collected through our enrollment form only. We dont have any other application that collects any other private information without your consent.
We care about protecting your privacy, and hate spam as much as you do.
Your private information or other information submitted to this site will not be sold to, or given to any other parties, except our sponsors. You may opt out of having your information shared with our sponsors, but please note they use this information simply to send you relevant information and discount offers.
All Event Decorating Academy applicants are given a unique number upon application. This number is used internally as your Student ID. The Academy does not collect, nor store student/attendee social security numbers.
Communication to Students
The official communication method that The Event Decorating Academy uses to notify its students is through email. All Academy administration, staff, and faculty use your email account to communicate with you, and we may also contact you by phone.
The Event Decorating Academy will not release any information without your written consent before the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your education records. However, Event Decorating Academy may disclose appropriate information without consent to those designated as school officials, accreditation bodies and in the case of emergencies. Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a student’s prior written consent. If you do not want the Event Decorating Academy to disclose directory information from your records without your prior written consent, you must notify the Admissions Office. The following information may be designated as directory information: Student name, Dates of attendance & course of study.
Disability & Allergen Accommodation: Please call our office at 786.369.1723 in advance if special accommodations are needed.
Out of respect for those with allergies please refrain from wearing perfumes or body sprays and lotions with fragrances.
Please note that we use latex balloons extensively. If you have a latex allergy, this is not a safe environment for you.
Regulations: Classes are for the sole purpose of training you as an event decorator not for teaching purposes. The EDA prohibits anyone from teaching our curriculum.
Sign up for two free lessons this fall to see if event decorating is the right career for you .
The Event Decorating Academy is launching full online certified courses. Now you will benefit from these wonderful course in the privacy of your home and at train at your own pace.
The free online sessions begin January 2020. Unlike the typical video course, you will receive interactive instruction along with live online training from highly qualified instructors teaching accredited courses.
Be the first to receive the 2 FREE lessons. One online and one live on Zoom.
Carmen Ballering, an international multi-award-winning artist & designer, knowledge broker, event business coach and CEO- founder of Event Decorating Academy a global center of excellence providing outstanding education on professional development, transforming creative people into exceptional event designers.
Having spent over 28 years in the event design and gift industry, Carmen built 4 successful businesses before launching the Event Decorating Academy. She now delivers educational events, internationally speaking on stages all over the world.
Carmen has made it her life’s mission to share her secrets and years of experience with aspiring students who want to follow in her footsteps. By showing them how to start their own event business with little or no money and transforming it into a six-figure income.
Award Winning Designer • Artist • Instructor • Coach • Knowledge Broker • Speaker
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The book contains a blueprint - step by step on how to start or improve your event decorating business with beautiful pictures and ideas to inspire you. The author explains her good and bad in her 28 years in the event industry to help you avoid all of her mistakes. This is a one of a kind book you will love! Release date is scheduled for mid November, 2019
Ten people will win a free copy of the full color Event Decorating Blueprint.
We teach you how!
Here is some of what you can expect during the hands on portion of your courses.
Turn your passion into a successful career. The Certified Event Decorator® designation is exclusive to decorators that have completed the intensive 100 hour course (10 CEUs) at the Event Decorating Academy® and have passed the written and hands-on test.
The Certified Event Designer designation is exclusive to decorators that have completed the intensive 100 hr. course Certified Event Decorating ® and the 50 hrs of Master classes at the Event Decorating Academy® and have passed the written exam.
If you really are into the party decorations business, this is the course for you. Sometimes is the little things that will make the difference on how to setup your design faster.
Muy orgullosa de mi Maestra Carmen B. Por todas las enseñanzas obtenidas. Pude observar en ella su espíritu y deseo de enseñanza enfocando la calidad y responsabilidad en lo aprendido.
Carmen was amazing, she taught me everything from the business aspect to paying attention to the quality of details of event styling. The school was fun and very impactful, the class became a family
I just wanted to tell you THANK YOU so much for offering these types of classes. I learned so much and found my true passion in life:-) My company is doing wonderful and growing faster than I can keep up with it.
If you’re like most of our clients, you find it difficult to relax and take time off from your business. Focusing on yourself may feel like an indulgence that you can’t afford to take. During our three days events we’ll practice balancing work with relaxation and playtime. You’ll discover how practicing this balance naturally increases your creativity, enthusiasm, optimism, and productivity.
Our events will be focused on creating a road map that will lead you to achieve your biggest business goals. We’re excited to help you overcome some of the biggest challenges you are facing. You will work on finding incredible strategies to take action and improve the way you run your business. This will help you with pricing, consultations, and bookings. Best of all, you will experience hands-on workshops that will help you be confident when meeting with clients, designs layouts, and decorating.
If you have any question or just want to say 'hello' to the Event Decorating Academy, please contact us via email, phone of FaceBook Messenger
The Event Decorating Academy, LLC is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The Event Decorating Academy, LLC complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, The Event Decorating Academy, LLC is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.