Event and Floral (Dual) Design Certification Program

If you have always been interested in becoming an event and floral designer, now is a great time to consider earning your certification through the Event Management and Design Institute Event and Floral Design Certification program. By utilizing your artistic skills in accordance with our high-aesthetic training and standards, you will be able to successfully meet the specifications of your clients.

EMDI offers a comprehensive and interactive professional curriculum that consists of online classes and hands-on in class lectures designed to teach participants a broad range of design and decor topics and techniques. The program prepares participants with the needed skills and training to become successful professional event and floral designer.

The program covers a variety of event and floral designing disciplines and topics. It will furnish you with all of the training necessary for a professional event design job position, or to allow you to start-up your own event design business. The program incorporates online classes and hands-on, in-class workshop established to teach students a wide range of event design techniques and topics.

As you advance through your program, you will learn new skills and build up the necessary capability to apply these skills. You will be astounded at how rapidly you will learn the skills of event design. Our certified teaching techniques will have you prepared to step into a career as soon as you complete the course. You will master and understand the principles, forms, styles, techniques and elements of event and floral design. It is quintessential because it covers all elements of designing as outlined in the units below.

Our online training program consists of lectures, video demonstration, hands-on projects and reading assignment which you will photograph and return to us for critique, evaluation, and suggestions, an additional training exercises and study quiz. All important tools, event design kits and non-perishable design materials will be provided and shipped to you. With our advice and direction, you will buy the perishable design materials required for the completion of your exercises. Particularly, your assigned mentor is always available by e-mail or phone to answer any of your questions. Your mentor will guide and assist you as you advance through each lesson.

In addition to the online training, students will have the privilege to take part in a workshop. Class size is kept to a minimum for ideal learning environment in which you will have the opportunity to relate closely with the course instructor. Under this instructor’s guide, you will demonstrate and practice the techniques and topics learned in the live online program.

Our program is for you if you:

  • Are launching a new career as an event and floral designer
  • Want to begin your own event and floral designing business
  • Are interested in working with an established floral shop or event design firm
  • Are in the business and want to stay fresh with continuing learning
  • Want to gain maximum income potential by mastering how to plan all sorts of event and floral designs
  • Want to validate your experience
  • Want to fulfill individual goals
  • Want to work effectively
  • Want to learn trends from industry experts


  • Certificate
  • Workshop (hands-on training)
  • Course text book
  • Live lectures and demonstrations
  • Training materials and guides
  • Tool Kit that includes scissors, wire cutter, tape measure, screwdriver, floral tape, glue gun, and many other useful tools
  • Tutorial sessions
  • State-of-the-art learning tools
  • Assign advisor (unlimited assistance)
  • Career enhancement exercises


  • Introduction to event decorating
  • Elements of décor and design
  • Concept creation
  • Decorating tools and supplies
  • Color schemes and design
  • Decorating techniques
  • Theme development
  • Designing with software
  • Tables and Chairs Décor
  • Centerpiece, Floral, and Plant Décor
  • Banquet, Ceremony, and Reception décor
  • Theme Décor
  • Introduction to event draping
  • Safety Training
  • Ceiling Draping
  • Arch Draping
  • Gazebo Draping
  • Stage Draping
  • Table Draping
  • Backdrop draping
  • Chair draping
  • Introduction of floral design
  • Category of floral arrangements
  • Handling and care of fresh flowers
  • Handling and care of silk and dried flowers
  • Floral arrangement styles
  • Floral arrangement designs
  • Festive and occasion designs
  • Floral etiquette
  • Wholesale flower markets and auctions
  • How to start a floral designing business
  • Selecting a business name
  • Types of business organizations
  • Budget management
  • Pricing creation
  • How to analyze and market your business
  • Networking solutions
  • Business promotion
  • Web site promotion
  • Effective marketing and advertising methods
  • Basic Lighting Principles
  • Color and Movement
  • Special Effects
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Safety Training
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Lighting for Events
  • Planning and Running a Show
  • How to start an event decorating business
  • How to decide on a business name
  • Types of business organizations
  • Budget management
  • Pricing creation
  • How to analyze and market your business
  • Networking solutions
  • Promoting your event decorating business
  • Web site promotion
  • Effective marketing and advertising methods

The demonstrations take place at the location of your choice via live, interactive, online video sessions. The instructor and the students can see, hear, and speak with each other via video conference. Due to advanced technology, the video lessons often allow demonstrations unavailable in traditional classrooms. The instructor has the ability to share their desktop applications (PowerPoint slides, graphics, animation, audio, video, documents, spreadsheets, or any other electronic media) and use a remote pointer to highlight areas of interest on your PC to make learning a truly interactive experience.


After finishing the seventh part of the program, the student will arrange a time to participate in the hands-on workshop. Workshops are held both in-person and online. Students may select from the following areas to attend:

Within the United States:

Phoenix, Arizona, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Tampa, FL, Atlanta, GA, Honolulu, HI, Hammond, IN, Chicago, IL, New Orleans, LA, Baltimore, MD, Boston, MA, Detroit, MI, Kansas City, MO, Raleigh, NC, Atlantic City, NJ, New York, NY, Las Vegas, NV, Columbus, OH, Portland, OR, Philadelphia, PA, Dallas, TX, Richmond, VA, and San Juan, Puerto Rico

Outside the United States:

Windsor, Canada, Sydney, Australia, London, United Kingdom, Paris, France, Quezon City, Philippines, Nassau, Bahamas

For students who are unable to attend any of the above areas, they may sign up for a web-based workshop. Web-based workshops cover the same material as in-person workshops. Individuals choosing the web-based orientation must have a working computer, high-speed internet connection for video conferencing and document sharing, and access to a telephone line or cell phone for the audio portion of the workshop.


It is a self-paced program. It depends on your schedule and how much time you have to devote to it. Therefore, you can complete the program as fast as you like, or give yourself up to 12 months to complete it. The majority of students work full-time while taking the class and can easily accommodate the course workload.

Not only can you complete it at anytime but you can do it anyplace and anywhere in the world with a laptop, tablet, or smart phone and an internet connection. Our online certification program provides the flexibility you need to complete the course as your schedule permits.


$1,645.00 - Online Course

$2,240.00 - Online Course + Workshop