I recently completed a twelve course program. About a month ago I got an email about the graduation ceremony. I emailed back that I was not attending.
I got a phone call this afternoon asking if I was attending. I politely said I would decline. I only took the courses because they were one way to fulfill the continuing education requirements for my job. I will have to hunt down some other courses to meet next year's credit hours.
Personally I just do not like attending ceremonies. I attended my high school graduation long enough to get my diploma. When I realized I did not have to attend some of these things to get the piece of paper then I was content to let them mail it to me. My college diploma was mailed to me as well as my university degree. At one time I posted on this topic before that I am not big on attending these kinds of things. I am not against them, they are just not for me.
If I attend any more courses that eventually add up to another certificate or diploma I look forward to not attending that event as well.