"It helps when you're in the work environment and you can put the coursework into practice."

Ana Lazo

Certificate Program in Construction Management

The Certificate Program in Construction Management provides thorough, up-to-date preparation for effective leadership in the field, which includes major projects (large office buildings and facilities infrastructures) and smaller-scale projects (residential and small offices). Learn the regulatory, insurance, management, safety, estimating and environmental aspects of construction management necessary for overall planning and control of a project.


There are no formal prerequisites for the Certificate Program in Construction Management, but a bachelor's degree or previous construction experience is recommended.

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum comprises 5 core courses (10 semester units) and 60 hours of electives (2–4 courses) for a total of 14 semester units (210 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable certificate registration fee.

All courses must be taken for a letter grade. To receive the certificate, you must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5, with a grade of C or better (no C- grades) in each course. A Certificate With Distinction will be awarded to those who complete the certificate with a GPA of 4.0 or higher (effective to those who register beginning Sept. 1, 2017). All coursework must be completed within five years of registering for the certificate.

How to Register

By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register online for the Certificate Program in Construction Management, complete these two steps:

  1. Submit the online registration, and complete your student account profile if you are a new student.
  2. Pay the nonrefundable registration fee through your shopping cart. Please allow 3–5 business days for the registration to appear in your student account.

You should register for the certificate before you begin the third course in the curriculum.

Estimated Cost

Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The certificate has an estimated cost of $5,950–$6,830 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.

Certificate and Award Request

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 extension-techeng@berkeley.edu or call (510) 642-4151. After your records have been reviewed, verified and approved (usually within two to three weeks), your certificate will be mailed to you.

Advisory Board

C. William Ibbs
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
UC Berkeley

Peter Furst, M.B.A., Architect, CSP, ARM, REA CRIS
The Furst Group

Henry Tooryani, M.S.
MicroEstimating Inc.

David Druml
Direct Surety

Kelly Gearhart, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M
Triple Green Building Group

Jeff Gee
Vice President
Swinerton Management and Consulting
Mayor of Redwood City, Calif.

Teri Jones
Vice President and Regional Director
Sundt Construction

Brendan Bloom, DBIA, LEED AP+
Project Director
WEST Builders

Sihaya Roselle, LEED AP BD+C
Assistant Project Manager
Webcor Builders