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Registration Dates & Links for the
STR Certification Course
and Seminar Class

Versions of the STR Certification Course include:
2-Day Live Course,
Flexible Enrollment Self-Study e-course
Hybrid Live and Online 2-day Course, and 
2-day Afternoon to Evening Class

Seminar Courses (not certification) include:
Online 4-hour Vacation Rental Governance Seminar
3-hour STR Industry Laws & Financial Best Practices Seminar
City-Approved Local Ordinance and Tax Seminars
1 Hour Short-Term Rental Basics Seminar

Learn how to:

  • Learn Proven STR Best Practices

  • Know  STR Laws & Restrictions

  • Gain More Profitable Reservations

  • Develop Better Guests Stays

  • Get Your Neighbors to Support You

  • Reduce Problems and Liability 

  • Enlist Great Help

  • . . . and More!

Current Class Dates for live classes are:​

2/15/2023, Noon - 4 pm: STR Seminar in LV

3/16/2023, 9 am - 1 pm: STR Seminar in LV

4/12-13/2023, 9 am - 4 pm: 2-day STR          Certification Course

(The online STR Certification Course is always available)

Current and Upcoming Course and Seminar Sessions

You can enter the online class at any time during the current course window and study at your own pace from any location in the world that has internet access. Registration is open until 4/19/23. Coursework must be completed by 4/26/2023. This online class is hosted through Utah Tech University (UTU, formerly DSU), and the course qualifies for all cities and counties that have approved the STR Certification Course for their STR education requirement. You can register by clicking the white date box above or using the link to access the University's registration page:




Students can register for an in-person class session! One of the benefits of the live course session is the class discussions and networking with other professionals. Students may qualify for certification and for 3 General NV Real Estate CE (CE.6583000-RE). There is also a ZOOM option available, too, for remote students (register for the course date. We will then ask if you want a seat in the live classroom while space is available, or offer the ZOOM option). Register by clicking on the calendar date. Here is the link:






It's important to note that this seminar is not the full STR Certification. There is a live LV class and a ZOOM option available, tooThis short course is for professionals who want to learn more about the emerging Vacation Home/Short-Term Rental Industry but may not plan to become an STR host or manager at this time. This seminar covers the laws and essential best practices that realtors, public officials, and industry vendors should know. Students may qualify for 3 General NV Real Estate CE (CE.6583000-RE). Click the calendar date on the registration page for the correct class.

Here is the link:











It's important to note that this seminar is not the full STR Certification. There is a live LV class and a ZOOM class on the same date. This short course is for professionals who want to learn more about the emerging Vacation Home/Short-Term Rental Industry, but do not plan to become a host or manager at this time. This seminar covers the laws and essential best practices that realtors, public officials, and industry vendors should know. Students may qualify for 3 General NV Real Estate CE (CE.6583000-RE). Click the calendar date on the registration page for the correct class.  Here is the link:




Please watch for more dates and locations as the universities refresh their schedules. (And City sites may have links to specialized education for their area).

If you need a unique course for your area or organization, please contact Julie at 702-755-6881 or send an email to 

Attend the live, in-person class,
STR Industry Laws
and Financial Best Practices Seminar

in Las Vegas on Wednesday,
February 15, 2023 (Noon - 4 pm)

Click the white or black boxes with the course or
seminar session dates
to be directed to the

university registration page

For help with the online course, call Utah Tech at (435) 652-7675
or Julie at 702-755-6881
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Students and Teacher in Classroom

The registration fees are set by the university, college, or host organization (offering the course through accredited educational institutions and respected non-profit organizations has kept the tuition low). This valuable training and STR Certification usually costs less than you will earn from a short guest stay (only $295 - $550 per student for tuition, ebook, certification review, and fees for the course, depending upon the sponsor, course version, and location).

The seminars usually cost from only $75 - $145, depending upon the location and host university or organization. Sometimes lunch is provided, along with local discounts for valued services and products.


If you don't see a course date that fits your needs, please call Julie at 702-755-6881 or send an email to

About the Course

The STR Certification Course has been approved through

Accredited Higher Education Institutions, Real Estate Divisions, and Cities. We don't accept sponsors or make endorsements. This keeps the content secure.


Course graduates can use the Certification Seal to show that they have taken their STR knowledge to a professional level.

Registration is handled through colleges and universities, so you usually need to create a student account and register within their system.

We also list other continuing education opportunities, so please check this site often to find resources for increasing your STR knowledge and connections.

(see This page and the 

Events & Promotions page).

It's about trust-worthy education

for an emerging industry.

Please check out the

About section

for more information

about the courses, instructors,

and reviews from course graduates!

Thousands of students have completed this course, hosting STRs, inns, boutique resorts, and other lodging units in dozens of Countries, including 

throughout the USA.


Cities requiring STR education (along with other reasonable STR regulations)

are experiencing


better code compliance,

fewer neighborhood disruptions, slower STR growth,

increased tax remittance,

and stronger code enforcement.

Quality education is making a positive difference for communities and hosts!

Information about the STR Certification Course
and Seminar Classes

The STR Certification Course is offered through Universities in many US States
and Internationally.

We appreciate Higher Education Officials for recognizing the community's need for quality education for this emerging industry by offering the course at a low tuition rate and in multiple locations and dates.

If you want to explore having a course or seminar offered in your city, please contact Julie at 702-755-6881 or

The course began at the request of the City of Las Vegas in 2016, and our first session was offered at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) campus. Hosts and managers from many countries and from across the USA traveled to Las Vegas to attend the course.


Other colleges, universities, associations, and cities asked for live courses in their locations---and the course became global in scope and availability. After all, core best practices apply to hosting guests in any city.

Now with the e-course option, students have the flexibility to complete the course from nearly anywhere in the world. Of all the universities and colleges that asked to host the e-course, UTU (DSU) agreed to allow for flexible enrollment, so they are the hub for the online class.


A growing number of universities are adding a longer version of the course to Hospitality and Business Management Degree Programs. The textbook, Vacation Rental Management 411 is also being used in other

for-credit University semester classes.


We host live in-person class sessions in many locations and post the registration links for classes open for general enrollment on this page. Some classes are only offered to specific city license applicants or members of associations that privately share the registration links. Some Real Estate Commissions have approved RE CE for the courses and list dates on their sites, too.

There are a variety of course versions available.


 As word has spread about this course and the positive effect quality STR education can have on code compliance and enforcement, more cities are requiring education for STR permit applicants.


Statistics and case studies are proving that quality STR education is saving staff time and helping to increase code compliance. There are fewer neighborhood disruptions, and more officials and community residents appreciate the benefits of having STRs in the community. More tax revenue is remitted, and having all lodging guests pay transient lodging taxes 'levels the playing field' for all lodging properties. Hosts who understand and apply best practices to their STR property management, working within reasonable regulations, run better small businesses within the community.

In some cities and counties, officials requested a 4-hour class similar to the STR Governance Seminar and a quiz designed in cooperation with local government officials. We offer live classes and an online equivalent seminar for their license applicants.

However, most cities require the entire 2-day class or online equivalent because they see the need for more comprehensive education about management best practices. In some cases, we've also been asked to develop specialized quizzes that help students find answers to questions about the ordinances and standards.

In cities where the course is mandated for all license/permit applicants and their local emergency contact or manager, some students start the class begrudgingly since they may think they already know enough. Soon they discover that this industry is much more complicated than they thought----and implementing STR best practices can enhance profitability while reducing liability.

Another benefit of the class is that students meet other professionals, learn from them, and build valuable networks that benefit their businesses. As instructors, we learn from students in each class session.

Even with the mandates, the STR Certification Course sessions and Seminars consistently receive Excellent reviews from students for content and presentation. We must be doing something right!

We invite you to join us for the next course session!

The STR Certification Course is offered at many universities, colleges, real estate divisions and firms,  associations, and through Cities throughout the USA and Internationally.

Conferences, Networking Events, & Continuing Education

When we hear about upcoming conferences, meetings, networking events, and courses, we'll list them on the Events & Promotions page and the Links/Articles page

These events may or may not be courses offered through colleges or as part of the STR Certification Course.


These pages offer resources for continuing education and networking.

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