Energy Land Management (ELM) Certificate Program

The Burns School offers nine certificates in its Energy Land Management Certificate Program (ELM). You may take one or two classes or work to earn any or all certificates by taking all classes under the preferred certificate(s).

Winter/Spring 2017: Program Schedules | Information Packet | Course Descriptions
The ELM program is designed for landmen, lease and title analysts, attorneys, land owners and others in the industry or those interested in entering the industry seeking formal energy land management training. Classes are taught in an intensive one- or two-day format without the mandatory entry requirements, testing or cost of a traditional academic program.

ELM Special Features & Benefits

  • Convenient and flexible—The ELM program is designed for busy professionals. Classes are just one or two days, typically on Fridays and/or the weekend. You can take classes in any order (except individuals new to the industry) and you have eighteen months to complete all the classes required to earn an ELM certificate.
  • Immediate ROI—From day one, you’ll learn skills and best practices to apply on the job to improve your effectiveness. ELM courses are constantly updated to reflect the current trends and challenges of the industry.
  • Dynamic instruction and networking— The ELM program attracts a wide range of industry professionals leading to the exchange of ideas, best practices and contacts. Courses are taught by Patrick Fitzgerald, PhD, EdD and JD, a leading expert in the field who practices and teaches land management nationwide.

My experience in the Energy Land Management and Advanced Energy Land Management courses were career changing. After completing the courses, I quit my job and transitioned to a news position where i have already been promoted to JIB and Revenue Manager. The knowledge I gained in this certificate program is something I apply in my job every day.
-Cammie D. | ELM Participant, Littleton, CO

Get in touch

Professional Education Coordinator
Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management
Daniels 380


Eligible Participants
Individuals currently working in energy and/or land management and those looking to enter the industry.

Class Schedule
One- or two-day classes typically held on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday. Friday and Saturday classes are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a one-hour break for lunch and breaks throughout the day.

Class Format
Classes are lecture style with case studies examined and discussed during the class. There are no tests, papers or grades as this is a non-academic program, but be prepared to learn a wealth of information.

One day classes are $375, two day classes are $750 and Stand Alone Classes are $395. This fee includes workbooks and on-campus parking permits for the day. Many employers offer tuition assistance to complete the program.

Online Courses
Classes are offered on-campus and online, in real-time. The link to the real-time online lecture, class materials and all instructions are sent 48 hours before the class. While online courses are intended for distance students, when a class size is small, on-campus students may be asked to participate online. Those students may audit the same class(es) the next time the course is offered on campus at no extra charge.

Class Registration
Select the registration link next to the series you want. You will receive a confirmation email and 48 hours prior to the class you will receive an email with instructions, class materials and the link for online classes. If the class is on campus you will receive an email with classroom and parking instructions as well as a parking permit. To register, please select the registration link located next to your program You will receive classroom and parking information via email within 48 hours of a class. Registration will close three business days prior to the class start date. You do not need to take the GMAT or apply to Daniels College of Business to take ELM classes.

Earn Continuing Education Credits from:
NADOA (National Association of Division Order Analysts)
Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald Educational Presentations
NALTA (National Association of Lease Title Analysts)
NARO (National Association of Royalty Owners)

My participation in the program was a great experience! I came into my new job knowing far more than all the recent law-school grad—for paying half the price for this certificate.
– Whitney W. | ELM Participant, Boulder, CO

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