Links for the Short-Term Rental
Management & Certification Course
(Thank you, Scripts and Trips, for sharing these dates and links for classes held at Colleges and Universities)
for more information
about the live and online course sessions
Upcoming dates and locations:
Please register early for one of the following course sessions (colleges and universities may close registration or cancel classes 7 days prior to the course date):
2-day Live Course Dates:
April 20-21, 2020 (M/T) at UVU, Orem, Utah
May 8-9, 2020 (F/S) at DSU, St. George, Utah
CSN e-course Dates:
(this is the online version of the STR Certification Course)
Watch for more dates as Fall Semester and 2020 Calendars are released (and as classes fill)!
We may be able to schedule special sessions in your location on available dates. We just need a minimum of 20 students to set a special course date.
You can attend this innovative live course in Nevada, Florida, or in Northern or Southern Utah --- and other locations! This course is only offered within Accredited Higher Education Institutions which keeps the content secure from special interests and greatly reduces the cost for this vital education.
Whether you own, manage, sell, or book nights at a vacation rental home or homeshare, here's a great way to learn about this alternate lodging option. Improve your profits and earn more 5-Star reviews----for less than the cost of a short reservation!
Why did we develop this course? We received repeated requests from public officials who recognized that a few hosts know what they are doing, but too many hosts make disruptive mistakes because they simply don't. The course authors also received numerous calls from hosts who were in serious trouble --- and it was usually a costly problem that could have been avoided if they had received quality vacation home/STR education (these calls included reported hefty fines for not being properly licensed or for not following STR regulations; fines for the bad behavior of guests in STR homes and neighborhoods; lawsuits; costly damage to their homes; injured guests; disputes with the hosting platforms; ... and lack of sufficient income to cover the expense of hosting a home or room). This course reviews applicable laws, best practices, and innovative tools and tips that every host and property manager needs to know to stay out of trouble and to be more profitable!
Community Colleges and Universities put this course through a stringent academic reviews before allowing it to be held within accredited higher education institutions. Real Estate Divisions also put the course through reviews before allowing CE for course graduates. This is not just a simple webinar or seminar. This is a college-level course, complete with an acclaimed textbook! (The same textbook is also used in semester-long courses within degree programs. The 2-day live course and e-course versions are for industry professionals).
Course graduates have rated this course the highest scores and have clicked the evaluation box saying that they would recommend the course to other hosts, property managers, realtors, vendors, municipal leaders, and investors. Learn time-honored short-term rental industry 'best practices' along with laws and tips about innovations that help hosts better communicate with and monitor guests, keep more of the profits, and be neighborhood-friendly.
The live course session qualifies for Real Estate CE in some states due to the critical need for real estate professionals to understand this emerging industry. Realtors who don't know the difference between traditional property management and short-term rental contracts/procedures are causing problems for themselves and their clients. Some universities allow for fragmented registration (you can register for one or two parts during one session and then return to complete the remaining parts of the 2-day course in a following session).
The College of Southern Nevada (CSN), Dixie State University (DSU), and University of Central Florida (UCF), Utah Valley University (UVU), and other universities are hosting this 2-day course for about $300 per student (the price includes tuition, instruction, testing, a renowned textbook, and course materials). This is a great, cost-effective investment in your STR business!
When you pass this course, you can use the honored STR Certification Seal to show that you have taken your knowledge and commitment to a professional level! It's taught within accredited higher education institutions, so the content is secure and it has been through academic reviews. Some municipalities are requiring this trusted course for their STR license applicants. Graduates are hosting in at least eight countries and increasingly, guests are looking for the seal when they're making reservations.
Space is limited, so register early! (Classes fill quickly and academic institutions usually close registration a week before the course date).
If you don't see a date that works for you, we can usually add a class date with the commitment of a minimum 20 registrants. Get together with your associates and contact Julie about scheduling a convenient session for you!
Dixie State University (DSU)
St. George, Utah
The 2-Day STR Certification Course is scheduled at DSU, St. George, Utah for:
Friday & Saturday, May 8-9, 2020 from 9 am - 4 pm
Go to the Dixie State University Continuing Education site to register (you may need to register as a DSU student first). Here is a page that has the upcoming events in a calendar with registration
Also look into the Greater Zion Hospitality Institute courses on service, registration and guest services, and restaurant service. See information and links at https://www.strcertification.com/resources
If you encounter problems or have questions, please contact Julie at (702) 755-6881 or contact DSU at (435) 652-7675.
And Utah Realtors, please ask about Utah CE (10 CORE CE).
College of Southern Nevada (CSN)
NOTE: This is the approved course for the City of Henderson STVR Registration (licensing) Requirement
(Applicants should complete the course by 10/14/19, so please register for the first available course date)
The e-course version of the STR Certification course is now available through CSN! Students have up to two weeks to complete the course (during the scheduled e-course session). All work is completed online.
CSN e-course version of the STR Certification Course:
To register, click the date above for the link to the specific course or visit the CSN site pages for the live course and e-course registration links.
1. Set up a CSN student account through this link:
2. Register for the best class session for you through this link:
or click on a session date (above) for that specific course date.
3. Sign in and register.
If you encounter problems, you can contact Julie at (702) 755-6881 or firstname.lastname@example.org or call CSN at (702) 651-4059 to register by phone.
Nevada Realtors, please ask about possible 9 Property Management and 3 General CE and Utah or Florida CE for the live course sessions.
University of Central Florida (UFC)
(at the Rosen Campus near Universal Studios Orlando)
Go to UCF Continuing Education to register (you may need to first open a student account).
If you have questions, please contact Julie at (702) 755-6881.
Ask about CE credits for this course (8 Specialty CE from the Florida Division of Real Estate)
Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem, Utah.
The UVU allows for students to attend one or more of four segments of the 2-day course. This is to accommodate those who may not be able to attend 2 consecutive days of classes without breaking it up in to different dates. To earn the RE CE and the STR Certification, all four segments must be completed.
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).
There are more locations and dates in the works! Please check back for updates --- and share with your associates.
(Some Higher Education Institutions only allow for course promotion through their sites, so if you don't see your college or university here, please check their continuing education catalog or send us an email.)
Here's what Course Graduates say about it:
" My Wife and I have had Rental Cabins in Duck Creek Village , UT since 2009, and “thought” that we were well versed on the business, (until attending this class last weekend).
We learned many things from Julie’s presentations, as well as from networking with fellow attendees. I highly recommend this class to anyone who is currently running an STR, or plan on running one in the future.... 👍"
" I’ve been hosting guests in my homes for 12 years. Even though you think you know it all by now….you don’t! From the legality aspect to the small amenities making the most impact with your guests, this class runs the gamut of advising you on how to operate a short-term rental with professionalism and class! Highly recommended! This class is a must for anyone in the hospitality industry; I highly recommend this small investment to better your business." Mike Jensen, long-time licensed Vacation Home/STR owner, and International Travel Broker
" The Certification class was very informative. Instructor Julie knows her stuff as a successful host. Hoping this class becomes a requirement for future STR hosts. 5 stars!" New host, Syd Barcenas posted this on the Facebook page: Short Term Rental Management Education
" Every day is an education with your guests. This class goes into every tiny little detail you need and should know about hosting guests in your home. A definite must for anyone thinking of getting into this business!" Posted by Airbnb Superhost on Facebook Short Term Rental Management Education
" The vacation rental class exceeded my expectations! The class, taught by Julie Davies, provided a warm and friendly atmosphere where students were able to learn the extensive curriculum, as well as exchange ideas, experiences and support. I hope CSN continues to offer this course on a monthly basis. Learning guidelines and standards are essential to help professionalize this emerging industry. " Paula Caballero, Realer and International Property Manager; Reserve with Paula; and President of the Nevada Vacation Rental Professionals (NVRP, a VRMA Affiliate )
The Textbook, Vacation Rental Management 411, is included with course registration and fees at a discounted rate for STR Certification Course students. To order a copy prior to class, please contact Julie at 702.755.6881 or or you can order the textbook or digital version from the publisher, iUniverse.