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Certificate in Special Events

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Rosemary Prince, MS, CPRP
(850) 645-9773

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Certificate in Special Events web site.

Special events are sporting, business, cultural or other type of activity that occur during a limited to fixed time and aim to generate money, gain publicity, raise awareness, increase or improve reputation, and/or recognize people in an organization or it successes. Events bring people together to celebrate and mark occasions great and small.

A Certificate in Special Events at FSU Panama City prepares students for various employment opportunities in the special events industry planning a variety of types of events such as:

  • Civic
  • Marketing
  • Expositions and tradeshows
  • Fairs and festivals
  • Meetings and conferences
  • Retail

For a variety of providers including:

  • Sports and tourism for government agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Private companies
  • Resort and commercial properties
  • Parks and recreation agencies


Accreditation: Regionally Accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Method of Delivery


Time or Location Requirements

  • LEI 3312 Introduction to Special Events(3 Hours)offered Fall Face to Face Tallahassee, Spring Face to Face Panama City, Spring distance learning asynchronous
  • LEI 4314 Event Operations and Management(3 Hours)offered Spring Hybrid Face to Face section on Tallahassee and Panama City campuses, Spring distance learning synchronous sections Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:45 pm.
  • LEI 4561 Special Events Promotions(3 Hours)offered Spring distance learning asynchronous.
  • LEI 4864 Technology for Events (3 Hours)offered Falldistance learning asynchronous.

Time to Completion

The certificate program must be completed within three years of its initiation.


Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

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