Recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Noncredit Program Award by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)

As the U.S. population ages, the number of age-related morbidities will increase and the need for knowledgeable health, social service, and mental health professionals will continue to grow. The Professional Program in Aging and Mental Health includes a series of continuing education unit (CEU) workshops offered by leading researchers and clinicians in the Bay Area.


There are no specific degrees required for the Professional Program in Aging and Mental Health.

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum comprises 2 required workshops and 36 hours of electives for a total of 5.5 ceu (55 hours of instruction).

Be sure to indicate on the Extension course roster that you wish to receive continuing education units for the course. This generates a record of your attendance and a letter of completion for reporting to your state licensing board.

The program can be completed at your own pace. It takes a minimum of three semesters to complete the program; however, all coursework must be completed within five years of registering for the program.

How to Register

Registrations for this program are no longer being accepted.

Estimated Cost

Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The program has an estimated cost of $2,000 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.

Certificate and Award Request

Once you have completed the coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension that you have completed the curriculum and request your Award of Completion. Send an email to or call (510) 643-3883. After your records have been reviewed, verified, and approved, your award 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 award.