J.P. Ouellette
is a Project Manager at Bloom Projects, LLC.

Class of 2014, Certificate Program in Project Management
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Online Availability

This certificate can be completed completely online.


Duration of Study

Most students complete the curriculum in 1 to 2 years.


Estimated Cost


Demand for project management expertise in organizations continues to grow. The Certificate Program in Project Management is a great way to build the skills to keep your projects on task, on time and on budget. In this highly interactive curriculum-delivered online or in class-you learn how to apply project management practices to achieve success in a wide variety of fields.

You learn from highly qualified instructors with extensive project management experience and work in teams with classmates to develop hands-on problem-solving techniques. On completion, you earn a highly regarded credential approved by the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business and an advisory board of business and education leaders. Moreover, all of our project management courses apply toward professional development units (PDUs) for the Project Management Institute (PMI).


There are no prerequisites for the Certificate Program in Project Management, but a bachelor's degree is recommended. There are no admission requirements for the certificate.

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum comprises 3 required courses and 8 additional semester units of electives for a total of 14 semester units (210 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable certificate registration fee. We recommend that certificate students register for the certificate when they decide to commit to completing it, usually around the time of the second course in the curriculum.

Classes in the certificate start continuously. You may begin the program at any time and progress through the curriculum in the format and at a pace that fits your goals. Most students complete the certificate's curriculum in one to two years. To get you through the certificate in a timeframe that works with your schedule, we offer single courses in the following formats: 

  • Online, accelerated: eight weeks of study
  • Classroom, daytime (weekend) format: four or five weeks of study
  • Classroom, evening (weeknight) format: generally 10 weeks of study

All certificate courses, including those online, have fixed start and end dates, with assignments and project work assigned throughout the course. Courses are scheduled so that you can complete all certificate requirements in about one year by taking the shortest duration sections sequentially. Most students complete their certificate coursework in one to two years. All coursework must be completed within five years of commencing the certificate.

You must take all courses for a letter grade. To receive the certificate, you must maintain an overall minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA), with a grade of C or better in each course. A Certificate With Distinction will be awarded to those who complete the certificate with a GPA of 4.0 (effective to those who register beginning Oct. 1, 2017).

How to Register

By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum (domestic students only). To register online for the Certificate Program in Project 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 after you complete the first course in the curriculum.

If you are an international student, you must apply to Evening Certificate Programs. Learn more.

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 $6,250 (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 in writing that you have completed the curriculum and request your certificate. Send an email to extension-business@berkeley.edu or call (510) 642-4231. 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.

Special Instructions for International Students

There are no admission requirements for international students who wish to complete a course or certificate online. You may register for any online course available for enrollment. Follow the registration and enrollment process for the online course you have selected.

If you are an international student who would like to study in the U.S. and require a student visa, you must apply and be officially accepted into UC Berkeley Extension's Evening Certificate Programs before enrolling in any courses associated with this certificate. Apply now.

Please review our International Student Policies for additional information.


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Additional Information

Alliances for Enhanced Learning

Apply project management course credit from UC Berkeley Extension to an M.S. in project management

Credits for UC Berkeley Extension project management courses may apply to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s online Master of Science in Project Management. Details about admission and the credit transfer policy at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Preparing for the PMP Exam?
Our certificate will certainly prepare you for the PMP Exam. Our certificate is designed to provide in-depth learning, and many people who already have their PMP credential choose to pursue our certificate for their professional development. We do offer Intensive PMP/CAPM® Exam Preparation course specifically for the PMP Exam. Review the Project Management Institute's PMP Handbook on how to obtain your credential.

PMP and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.