Event & Meeting Planning: Online Certificate

Certificate Requirements

Students interested in the online certificate must complete all six certificate courses, for a total of 42 hours. Courses may be taken individually or in full to receive the certificate of completion. Courses are self-paced and run for one week. All assignments and projects are submitted in the online course shell. Online certificate courses may not be combined with in-person courses to receive a certificate of completion.

Online Certificate in Event & Meeting Planning

  • Meeting Planning Basics
  • Financial Management & Human Resources
  • Contracts & Risk Management
  • Event & Meeting Design
  • Event Marketing & Promotion
  • Site Management

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 here or call 415.817.4230 to request an application of completion.

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.

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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