Students must contact the evening certificate adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to beginning the professional certificate to request a course substitution, waiver or transfer credit. Students must include detailed information about the certificate credit course requirement that they are requesting to substitute or waive, and detailed information about the credit course or transfer credit that they request to serve as a substitution. Requests for course substitutions, waivers and transfer credit must be approved in advance by the program director and department director.
Substitutions: Students may request to substitute a course requirement in a UC Berkeley Extension professional certificate with another credit course that is equivalent in content and credit semester units/hours. A substituted course must be another credit course at UC Berkeley Extension, or it can be transferred in from another regionally accredited academic institution (see Transfer Credit below).
Waivers: Students who possess a license or credential in a particular subject area or professional field may request to have a professional certificate course requirement waived. When a course is waived, the semester units/hours of the waived course must be made up by taking another credit course. When requesting a course waiver, students must provide the program director with documentation of their relevant credential or license.
In some cases, there is a fee to waive or substitute courses.