Note: We currently are not accepting new certificate registrations for this program. Courses in the existing curriculum will continue to run as scheduled for a limited time, through spring semester 2017. 


One year of college-level chemistry, biology or engineering is recommended for the Professional Program in Quality and Compliance for Biotechnology.

Curriculum Requirements

This program comprises 5 required courses and 3–4 electives for a total of 10 semester units (150 hours of instruction). Because the discipline requires broad understanding of various aspects of the industry, the electives include courses from related and interfacing disciplines. Candidates must pay a nonrefundable program registration fee.

You must take all courses for a letter grade. To receive the Award of Completion, you must maintain an overall minimum 2.5 grade point average, with a grade of C or better in each course. All coursework must be completed within five years of registering for the program.

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 $5,750 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.

Certificate and Award Request

Once you have completed the program coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension that you have completed the curriculum and request your Award of Completion. Send an email to or call (510) 642-1062. 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.

Advisory Board

Peter Calcott, Ph.D.
Calcott Consulting

Bonnie Miller, M.S., RN
BMQCR, Bonnie Miller Quality Clinical Research Consulting LLC

Liz Wool, B.S.N., CCRA, CMT
President and CEO
QD-Quality and Training Solutions Inc.
Board of Trustees
Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)
Editorial Advisory Board

ACRP Monitormagazine
President, Northern California Chapter

Linda Yang, Ph.D., M.B.A., RAC
Director, Analytical Development
Adams Pharmaceutical Inc.