Event & Meeting Planning: Fast Track Certificates

Certificate Requirements

The Event & Meeting Planning certificate is comprised of 14 courses is scheduled to be completed within one semester. Students interested in the specialized fast track certificates of completion may enroll in three areas of study: Event Management, Corporate and Association Events and Special Events. Students who complete all five class meetings receive 35 hours of Continuing Education Units which can be used towards CMP Exam Requirements. 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 Management Certificate

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

Certificate of Completion

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 must be submitted to receive a physical certificate. Download the application below.

Certificate Application

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 ten hours of instruction.

Event & Meeting Planning Certificate Application

Call 415.817.4230 to request an application of completion.

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.


As a result of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, CalJOBS provides connections to customer-focused employment training for adults and dislocated workers. SF State is an approved provider for WIOA funds. SF State is listed on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) on the CalJOBS website. Search on Keyword: SF State.


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