Event & Meeting Planning { College of Extended Learning }

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Event & Meeting Planning: Fast Track Certificates

Certificate of Completion

Courses carry CEUs (Continuing Education Units), nationally recognized units of measurement for professional development and training. CEUs may be used when employers, agencies and other authorities require a specified number of hours of study and where non-academic credit is acceptable. One CEU is equal to 10 hours of instruction.

Participants may complete program requirements and receive a certificate of completion, or attend only those classes that are of particular interest. To begin the program, simply register for courses. A certificate of completion is awarded upon successful completion of required courses. Applications for a certificate of completion, along with a $50 non-refundable fee, are due two weeks before participants attend their final course. Call 415.817.4237 to request an application of completion.

Note: Participants who are interested in completing all three tracks certificates can do so by taking all classes required to complete those tracks.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Courses carry CEUs (Continuing Education Units), nationally recognized units of measurement for professional development and training. CEUs may be used when employers, agencies and other authorities require a specified number of hours of study and where non-academic credit is acceptable. One CEU is equal to 10 hours of instruction.

Event & Meeting Planning Certificate Application

Call 415.817.4238 to request an application of completion.

Certificate Requirements

All five certificate courses, for a total of 35 hours, are required for a certificate of completion. Courses may be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Corporate & Association Events Certificate

  • Fundamentals of Event & Meeting Planning
  • Dollars & Sense: Budgets, Accounting, & Financial
    Management for the Event Manager
  • Contracts, Insurance & Liability: Mastering the Maze
  • Corporate Meeting Planning
  • Audio/Visual Basics

Special Events Certificate

  • Fundamentals of Event & Meeting Planning
  • Event & Meeting Marketing
  • Food & Beverage Management
  • Music & Entertainment Management
  • Wedding Planning

Event & Meeting Planning Essentials Certificate

  • Fundamentals of Negotiation
  • Site Selection
  • On-Site Management
  • Event Sponsorship
  • Opportunities OR Managing Murphy's Law

Walk-In Registration/Late Adds

Please pre-register for all Event & Meeting Planning courses. Walk-in registration and late registration will result in a $25 late fee.

Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)

This program is part of California's Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), which provides employment training for adults and dislocated workers. Learn more about the Eligible Training Provider List.

"Very inspirational, well-structured class. I feel like a better event planner already."
"Great real-life exercises. Instructor very clear and consise. So much energy in this class."

- Fall 2004 Sponsorship Students

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