Event & Meeting Planning Fast Track Certificates

Professional Development Certificate

Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

Meet Laurie Earp. Laurie has been bringing her real-world experience in nonprofit event planning to the classroom for over ten years.

Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight

Meet Lyisha Johnson, event manager for Sony & Interactive Entertainment's PlayStation brand.

Summer Intensives

Three-Week Summer Intensive

Earn a certificate in three weeks this summer with our Event & Meeting Planning Intensive. Summer classes are offered during the day and back to back.


The SF State Extended Learning Event & Meeting Planning Program has been developed to give students a flexible approach to learning the common components of managing and planning well-executed meetings and events.

Students can pursue our comprehensive full certificate which is comprised of all 14 classes and receive 98 hours of Continuing Education Units towards CMP Exam Requirements.

Students can also take advantage of our specialized Event Management, Corporate & Association Events and Special Events fast track options by completing fast track certificates - comprised of five courses each - and receive 35 hours of Continuing Education Units towards CMP Exam Requirements.

Lastly, our new six-course online certificate offers students a self-paced curriculum which includes six weeks of online instruction.

The program has been designed by event meeting and industry professionals to meet the current trends of the industry. The program offers practical and focused curricula taught by instructors with current first-hand experience in their fields.