60.00 Hours Required

Learn how to motivate yourself and others, communicate a consistent message, negotiate and close deals, and implement strategies for improving career prospects and advancement, all critical for business productivity and personal growth.


There are no prerequisites for the Program in Professional Communication, but a bachelor's degree is recommended.

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum comprises 1 required academic credit course and a variable number of workshops totaling 30 hours chosen from the list. Candidates must pay a nonrefundable program registration fee.

You must take the required credit course for a letter grade and earn a C or better, and record CEU values on your transcript for the workshop electives. All coursework must be completed within one year of registering for the program.

How to Register

By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register online for the Program in Professional Communication, 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 program before you complete your second required course in the curriculum.

Estimated Cost

Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The program has an estimated total cost of $2,600 (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 extension-business@berkeley.edu or call (510) 642-4231. 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

Dan Clurman
Adjunct Associate Professor
Ageno School of Business
Golden Gate University

Dianne Faieta
Consultant, Learning Specialist, Career Counselor
Faieta & Associates

Mary Fortune
Associate Professor of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism Department
California State University, East Bay

Tom McGuire
Program Director, Business, Management and Technology
UC Berkeley Extension

Arturo Perez-Reyes
Professional Faculty
Haas School of Business
UC Berkeley

Eileen Pippins
Napa Valley, Contra Costa and Peralta community college districts
Private Consultant

Nancy Roberts
Professional Faculty
Dominican University of California

Mary Winby
Ewins & Winby

Melanie Wise
Senior Lecturer
San Francisco State University
Private Consultant

Cort Worthington
Professional Faculty
Haas School of Business
UC Berkeley