Event & Meeting Planning Fast Track Certificates

Professional Development Certificate

Online Certificate in Event and Meeting Planning

Online Certificate

Event & Meeting Planning offers online courses & an online certificate. See Online Certificate for details.

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.


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 and Association Events, and Special Events fast track options by completing each certificate in five class meetings and receive 35 hours of Continuing Education Units towards CMP Exam Requirements.

Lastly, our new 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.