Registration links for the
STR Certification Course
The newest version of the STR Certification Course is a flexible enrollment course ! The course is open continually for enrollment throughout the longer course session so students can register and enter the course, completing it self-study within a few days of intense coursework or over a few weeks at a slower pace. There are video lectures, virtual discussions, short assignments, and quizzes that prep students for the final exam. Periodic live online discussion sessions allow for questions and to interact with other students.
When classrooms open we will resume the other version of the course:
2-Day Live Course,
2- Week Self-Study Online Course, and
2-Day Interactive Online Course Sessions
(and watch for the 4-hour Vacation Rental Governance Seminar)
The cost is set by the university or college, usually less than $300 total for tuition, textbook, and fees 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 online version. When classrooms open, we will add dates for live 2-day classes. If a live 2-day online course is desired, please contact Julie to be notified when we have enough students to hold a course session.
Please click on the desired date/session (the white boxes) to be directed to the college or university registration page (check back often because dates are added as they are approved by the universities). All of the following course dates/course versions qualify for the education requirement for City STVR registrations and licensing.
(The course must be completed for this session by 7/20/2021)
Please watch for more dates as the universities refresh their schedules (and classrooms open). During COVID-19 closures, we find that the best option for students is the online self-study course version. We're anxious to resume our live classes, too, when closures are lifted.
NOTE: We usually have offered several class sessions each month using various versions and at several universities and colleges. And 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a unique course session for your area or organization. The 2-day live online version hasn't been popular enough to hold frequent course sessions. If you have a group that wants this version, please let Julie know.
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.
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
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!
for STR Professionals
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 2-day live e-course version holds lectures and quizzes through an online interactive platform such as ZOOM or Big Blue Button. Students must attend the full 2-days, with video connection, and complete the final examination through the learning management system. Sessions will be offered on a regular schedule through DSU, UVU, TMCC, and CSN. Other universities hold course sessions, too.
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 email@example.com.
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)
- Until classrooms are open, we can only offer the course online or at municipal council rooms (within current restrictions).
... and more dates are being scheduled
Watch for additional 2021 STR Course Dates
and see Events & Promotions for more
Hospitality and Tourism Continuing Education courses
Greater Zion Hospitality Institute at DSU.
College of Southern Nevada (CSN)
NOTE: The STR Certification Course is the approved education for the City of Henderson STVR Registration education/certification requirement and 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.
We've consolidated course offerings within the university programs that best address the needs of online learners.
Please check this site and contact Julie at 702-755-6881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nevada Realtors, please ask about possible 9 Property Management and 3 General CE, as well as Utah or Florida CE.
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)
We're planning on holding a 2-day live course session on
July 13-14, 2021
(if classrooms are open it would be in-person in the classroom. If classrooms are not open it will be 2-day live through ZOOM or Webex). Watch for the registration link.
UVU is offering the semester version of Vacation Rental Management 411 in Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 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).
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.
University of Central Florida (UCF)
in Orlando, Florida
Watch for 2021 live Course Dates
The STR Certification Course is offered at other universities and colleges
(watch for added course sessions
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.