Event planning is a growing business. Underpinning this growth is a surge in business events (conferences, brand promotions, and employee activities) and consumer events (weddings, festivals, and parades).
But as with any business, there are legal requirements for an event planning business. If you’re thinking of starting an event planning business, here are the licenses and permits you may need.
Is there an event planner license?
While there is no specific “event planner license”, there are other licensing obligations related to the business itself and when organizing an event.
Licensing vs. event planning certification
An event planning certification should not be confused with licensing. Event planning certifications are offered by professional organizations and schools. Licenses are issued by government agencies at the federal, state, local, and regional levels.