Event & Meeting Planning Fast Track Certificates

The Event & Meeting Planning certificate program has been discontinued as of summer 2021. Please contact the College of Extended Learning for further information.

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Event & Meeting Planning

Event and Meeting Planning Certificate


Prepare for the CMP Exam


Event and Meeting Planning Online Certificate

Online Certificate

Earn a certificate online

Event and Meeting Planning Class Schedule

Class Schedule

Classes currently offered

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Get Started

How to start taking classes


What Students Say


Event and Meeting Planning Graduate, Lyisha Johnson



“The Event & Meeting Planning certificate is a great program, and I have recommended it to my colleagues. One of them is now a teacher for the program. Whether you want to learn the field or brush up and get a good refresher, this program is great.”

Lyisha Johnson, Graduate
Event Manager, Sony PlayStation





About the Event & Meeting Planning Program


Event & Meeting Planning Certificates

The Event & Meeting Planning certificate program provides students with the knowledge necessary to plan, design and execute a variety of events and meetings. Topics include budgets, contracts, marketing, vendor selection and technology.

Students may take individual courses, take the five courses required to earn a specialized fast-track certificate, six courses for the online certificate, or take all 14 courses to earn the full Event & Meeting Planning certificate.

Prepare for the CMP Exam

Our program curriculum aligns with and prepares you for the Certified Meeting Professional exam.


  • Event & Meeting Planning Certificate $4,960
  • Corporate & Association Events Certificate $1,675
  • Special Events Certificate $1,675
  • Event Management Certificate $1,675
  • Online Certificate in Event & Meeting Planning $2,010

Faculty Spotlight: Laurie Earp

“My class empowers students with enough information so they can go back to their job or client and say that's a great idea. Let's move forward, or I have concerns. They actually do plan out an event, so they get the theoretical and the practical. Over the years, several of the events that they were doing in class were actual events that they were taking back to their organizations.”

Laurie Earp
Event & Meeting Planning Faculty


Event and Meeting Planning Faculty, Laurie Earp