Registration links for the

STR Certification Course

The newest version of the STR Certification Course is the flexible enrollment e-course!  This version is open for enrollment throughout the longer course session window, so students can register and enter the course, completing it through self-study within a few days of intense coursework or over a few weeks at a slower pace. Video lectures, virtual discussions, short assignments, and quizzes prep students for the final exam.  Periodic live online discussion sessions allow for questions and interaction with other students.

When classrooms open, we will resume all  versions of the course:
2-Day Live Course,
Flexible Enrollment Self-Study e-course

2- Week Self-Study Online Course, and 
2-Day Interactive Online Course Sessions
(and watch for the 4-hour Vacation Rental Governance Seminar)

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Please click on the desired date/session (the white boxes) to be directed to the university registration page (if you don't see an option that currently works for you, visit this site again later since dates are added as the universities approve them). All of the following course dates/course versions qualify for the education requirement for City STVR registrations and licensing.

 With flexible enrollment, you can start the Course today! (or register for an upcoming live class)

  • Due to the Governor's COVID-19 restrictions, there will not be a live class session in Las Vegas until November or December at the earliest. Please watch for the registration link and location information as we confirm the details. (COVID-19 closures are still in place in some buildings, but we are trying to open the course offerings to live in-person sessions, too.) We hope to have a live in-person session in December.

Please watch for more dates as the universities refresh their schedules (and classrooms open). We're anxious to resume our live classes, too, when closures are lifted.

NOTE: We usually offered several classes each month using various versions and at several universities and colleges (before the pandemic classroom closures). But the online self-study option allows students to enter the e-course at any time and complete it at their own pace.

Please contact Julie at 702-755-6881 or send an email to if you need a unique course session for your area or organization. If you have a group that wants a special session, please let Julie know.

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Click the white boxes with the course session dates to be directed to the university registration page. 

Or call DSU at 435-652-7675 to register by phone.


The cost is set by the university or college, at less than what you will earn from a short guest stay (usually $275 - $550 per student for tuition, textbook, certification review, and fees, depending upon the university) for the course.


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

Due to COVID-19 classroom closures, we are offering the online flexible enrollment course. As classrooms open, we will add dates for live 2-day classes. If a live 2-day online course is your preference, please contact Julie to be notified when we have enough students to hold a live course session in your area.

About the Course

The STR Certification Course is only offered through Accredited Higher Education Institutions. The Certification Seal is used by course graduates to show that they have taken their STR knowledge to a professional level. Registration is handled through the colleges and universities, so you first need to create a student account and then register within their system.

It's about quality education for an emerging industry.

We also list other continuing education opportunities so please check this site often to find resources for increasing your STR knowledge and connections (see Events & Promotions page).

See New Courses, such as Gold Standard Guest Service

and Enhanced Housekeeping Procedures

on this site's Events & Promotions Page

Continuing Education Courses

Special Course Sessions

We may be able to schedule special sessions in your location on available dates. We just need a minimum of 20 students to create a special course date in your area.

And there are more Continuing Education opportunities, Events, and Conferences are listed on the 

Events & Promotions page..

See the About section of this site for more information about the course, instructors, and reviews from course graduates!

Certification Courses

for STR Professionals

within Accredited

Higher Education Settings


Colleges and universities have recognized the community need for this course. That's why it's offered at a low tuition cost and in several locations.

Several municipalities are requiring STR license applicants to complete education and this course is often their approved educational program. Students can take the course from any of the locations (live or online) to qualify for the approved STR Certification.

Real Estate Commissions recognize that short-term rental laws and practices are markedly different from long-term rental laws and practices. Realtors working with investors need to understand where STRs are permitted. The live course session qualifies for Utah, Nevada, and Florida RE CE. 

The e-Course versions of the STR Certification Course

There are several online versions of the STR Certification Course (normally 2-days of live instruction in university classrooms). Each online course version is different. The online version includes modules that students must complete over a few days or a few weeks at their own pace which include lectures, textbook reading assignments, course assignments, discussion board exercises, quizzes, and the final examination.

The flexible enrollment self-study course version through DSU offers online lectures, ZOOM discussion sessions, assignments, quizzes, and the final examination.

And we're excited about the launch of an online course version that will allow students to enter the virtual classroom after registering (without a set course date, which may be more convenient for some students). 

Watch for more dates as the universities and colleges add new classes to their 2020 and 2021 Semester Calendars.

About the Colleges and Universities

Over a dozen colleges and universities have offered the STR Certification Course either in the 2-day live or online professional course versions, or as a semester-long course within degree programs.


We appreciate higher education for recognizing the community 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 a course session at your local college or university, contact Julie at 702-755-6881 or

The course began with our first session being at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) in February 2018. Hosts and managers from many countries and from across the USA have traveled to Las Vegas and now to other cities to attend the course. With the e-course versions, students have the flexibility to complete the course from nearly anywhere in the world. We're pleased to offer this course through different e-course versions and live sessions.

See below for more information about some of our college and university hosts for this course.

Dixie State University (DSU)

in St. George, Utah

​If you are a Utah realtor who needs CE or if you simply want to take the course, please let Julie know by calling 702-755-6881 or send an email to

Two-Day Live Course Session in St. George, Hurricane, or Kanab, Utah; or e-course Sessions (live and self-study)

Watch for additional STR Course Dates

and see Events & Promotions for more

Hospitality and Tourism Continuing Education courses

through the

Greater Zion Hospitality Institute at DSU.



NOTE: The STR Certification Course is the approved education for the City of Henderson STVR Registration and other cities  for their education/certification requirement and for STR  license/permit applicants in other municipalities----all course dates and versions qualify---no matter which college or university hosts the course. (Applicants need to complete the course before submitting the registration application, so please register for the first available course date. We will add more dates as needed. Please call Julie at 702-755-6881 or email to to be placed on the list. The course can be completed through any of the STR Certification Course locations.)  

With COVID-19 Closures, we are in the process of  evaluating live or online courses and will add more course dates soon at several universities.

There are online course sessions available at other universities that qualify for City STVR Registration and Licensing Requirements.



 There are not any current course offerings through the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) due to a change in administration that doesn't allow for RE CE through CSN (along with pandemic classroom closures). The STR Certification Course is held through other Nevada Colleges and RE Associations, though.

Please check this site and contact Julie at 702-755-6881 or

Nevada Realtors, please ask about possible 9 Property Management and 3 General CE, as well as Utah or Florida CE.


Univeristy of Nevada, Reno


We're pleased to have UNR hosting the STR Certification Course through their innovative Hyflex course offering at Redfield Campus in Reno. This allows students to attend in-person in Reno or through ZOOM from anywhere in the world for the 2-day class session! 

Watch for the registration link for:

Monday & Tuesday, December 13-14, 2021

Utah Valley University (UVU)

in Orem, Utah

​If you are a Utah realtor who needs CE please let Julie know by calling 702-755-6881 or send an email to

With COVID classroom closures, we have consolidated our course offerings at this time to one university the white box links)

Watch for upcoming sessions.

UVU is also offering the semester version of Vacation Rental Management 411 in Spring and Fall 2021 semesters as part of their Hospitality Management Degree program.

If you encounter problems or have questions, please contact Julie at (702) 755-6881 or contact UVU at (801) 863-8012

And Utah Realtors, please ask about Utah CE (10 CORE CE).

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Watch for upcoming course dates through Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) in  Reno, Nevada

And the Las Vegas Realtors plan to hold a 2-day course session and the 4-hour seminar session in 2021.

The STR Certification Course is offered at other universities, colleges, real estate associations, and through Cities in Utah, Nevada, Florida, Arizona, Texas, Idaho, Georgia, California, Hawaii, Wyoming, Iowa, Washington, and other states and countries

(watch for added course sessions

and locations)

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. 

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


This is about resources for continuing education and networking.