The curriculum consists of 4–8 required courses (depending on specific courses taken) for a total of 10 semester units (150 hours of instruction). At least 6 semester units of the 10 required must come from the core courses list. Candidates must pay a nonrefundable certificate application fee.
You must take all courses for a letter grade. To receive the certificate, you must maintain an overall minimum 2.0 grade point average, with a grade of C or better (no C-minus grades) in each course. A Certificate with Distinction will be awarded to those who complete the certificate with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. All coursework must be completed within three years of registering for the certificate.
Once you have completed the certificate coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension that you have completed the curriculum and request your certificate. Send an email to email@example.com or call (510) 642-4151. After your records have been reviewed, verified, and approved, your certificate will be sent to you in the mail. The review of your records is usually completed within six to eight weeks after you request the certificate.