- highest level of academic achievement offered by UC Berkeley Extension
- minimum of 140 hours of coursework
- usually 6-8 required courses and electives
- achieve intellectual mastery and technical expertise in your chosen field
- qualifies as an academic credential, which may be included on a résumé
- focused subject concentrations
- usually 3 or more coordinated courses
- develop a skill set within a specific area or discipline
- can carry continuing education units (CEU) or other professional licensure credits
- take a credential program if you want to enter the teaching profession in the areas of adult or vocational education
- skilled instructors with three years minimum in the field
- dynamic learning experience with face-to-face interaction
- first-hand technical experience and collaborate in teams on a host of real-world problems
- job hunting support throughout and beyond the length of the course
UC Berkeley Extension works with professional industry organizations to ensure that your education is up to date and meets your profession's highest standards.
Our Certificate Program in Accounting meets the current American Institute of CPA (AICPA) requirements for accounting study. Our CPA Examination Preparation courses provide an in-depth review for each module of the CPA Examination. For specifics about the current education requirements for CPA licensure, the California Board of Accountancy offers a Tip Sheet that is an excellent resource.
In order to meet CFP Board's CE requirement, CFP® professionals must complete 30 hours of CE every two years, of which two hours must be focused on Ethics CE.
Join a community invested in leading the profession by promoting the highest standards of ethics and professional excellence.
Recertification is required every three years to maintain your credential. Take 60 credit hours of our HR-related courses to stay current in the field and recertify.
UC Berkeley Extension is an endorsed education provider of the International Institute of Business Analysis® (IIBA). Our business analysis courses apply toward continuing development units (EEP number E234), which can be used to fulfill the Professional Development Criterion to sit for the Certified Business Analysis Professional® (CBAP) exam.
As a PMI registered education provider, UC Berkeley Extension has been approved by PMI to issue professional development units (PDUs) for our courses (provider 1173).