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Schedule and Courses

To earn the Meeting and Event Planning Certificate, participants must:

  • Complete the six Core Classes plus the project presentation
  • Complete three Career Perspective classes
  • Intern with an organization on the planning and execution of an event
  • Complete all classwork and internship within two semesters

Continuing Education Units
Each course is approved for .7 CEU. Students may receive the following CE hours in the listed Domain of the CMP IS Standards by self-reporting.  Self-Reported CE -- to self-report your CEs you must provide session-level reporting and must attach documentation that you attended each continuing education activity you report.  That documentation may include:  a transcript, certificate of completion, registration confirmation, payment receipt, name badge, on-site program, or course program. Additional information can be found at for additional information. These classes may also be applied toward Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) Certification.

Required Textbook
Professional Meeting Management, 6th edition. ISBN #1932841970

Core Courses


San Marcos


Fundamentals of Meeting and Event Planning Cancelled          February 15 & 17 Register
Successful Logistical Planning Cancelled February 22 & 24 Register
Finance and Budgeting Essentials Cancelled

February 29 & March 3

(Mon & Thur this week)

Legal Issues for Event Planners Cancelled

March 21 & 23 (new date)

March 7 & 9 (original date)

Food and Beverage Essentials Cancelled March 14 & 16 Register
Presentation & Communication Skills for Event Planners Cancelled

March 7 & 9 (new date)

March 21 & 23 (original date)

Project Presentations Cancelled May 9 & 11 Register
Register for Entire Certificate Program Register

Career Perspective Courses


San Marcos


Planning Non Profit Events Cancelled April 11 & 13 Register
Event Marketing  Cancelled March 28 & 30 Register
Hotel Operations & Destination Marketing  Cancelled April 25 & 27 Register
Independent Meeting Planner Cancelled April 4 & 6 Register
Wedding Planning for Planners Cancelled April 18 & 20 Register