MSU Denver

From landing your first job to advancing your career in the energy field, MSU Denver’s Petroleum Land Management (PLM) courses and certificates prepare land and land administration professionals for long-term success in the oil and gas industry. Our curriculum is a partnership with Petroleum Education Workshops.

Each course is one-month long and available entirely online.

You can choose to take one of our nine online courses, or combine for a full certificate. There are three certificates offered.


grid of PLM courses throughout year

The courses begin the first day of the month and run through the last day of the month.


Each course costs $450 and includes the textbook. There is a $35 transaction fee per payment.

About the Instructor

Terrill Williams is the founder and owner of Petroleum Education Workshops LLC, a leading educational and training center for the oil and gas industry. He is a well-known speaker, instructor, and educator in the oil and gas industry having a career that has spanned over 40 years. He has worked in the trenches, both in land and land administration. His unique instruction, resource materials, and training style reach hundreds of land professionals each year.

Terrill has authored several industry books including: Calculating your Division of Interest, Mastering Lease Obligations, Rightly Dividing your Division of Interest, Basic Contracts for the Land Professional, Introduction to Petroleum Land Management, Property and Mineral Ownership, A Comprehensive Study of the Oil and Gas Lease, Curing Land Title, Petroleum Land Practices, and Critical Legal Concepts for the Land Professional.

Photo of instructor Terrill Williams

Program Update

To better meet the demand of the participants in the Petroleum Land Management (PLM) program, the decision has been made to put several courses on hold to focus on the high demand courses and certificates. Find more information on the course description webpage.

If a course that you need to complete a certificate is not listed on the schedule, please reach out to Andrea Pazos at [email protected] as soon as possible so we can assist you in completing your certificate.


For questions regarding registration, tuition, award documents, or refunds, contact Andrea Pazos at 303-615-1234 or [email protected]

For questions about course content, advising, or instruction, contact Terrill Williams at 719-985-8854 or [email protected]

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Phone: 303-615-1234

Office Location:
Jordan Student Success Building
3rd Floor – #330
Auraria Campus

Mailing Address:
MSU Denver
Innovative and Lifelong Learning
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 6
Denver, CO 80217-3362