Boost Your Skills

Fine-tune your education with a precise curriculum that will prepare you to enter or advance in your field:

Professional Certificates

  • highest level of academic achievement offered by UC Berkeley Extension
  • minimum of 140 hours of coursework
  • usually 6-8 required courses and electives
  • achieve intellectual mastery and technical expertise in your chosen field
  • qualifies as an academic credential, which may be included on a résumé

Professional Programs

  • focused subject concentrations
  • usually 3 or more coordinated courses
  • develop a skill set within a specific area or discipline
  • can carry continuing education units (CEU) or other professional licensure credits

Teaching Credentials

  • take a credential program if you want to enter the teaching profession in the areas of adult or vocational education

Boot Camps

  • skilled instructors with three years minimum in the field
  • dynamic learning experience with face-to-face interaction
  • first-hand technical experience and collaborate in teams on a host of real-world problems
  • job hunting support throughout and beyond the length of the course

The UC Berkeley Extension Advantage

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High-Quality Education

Many of our courses and certificates are reviewed by UC Berkeley and are aligned to the University's high academic standards.



Our courses and programs are affordable, and are designed for working professionals.


Online Courses

You don't need to miss a class meeting when that unexpected business trip is scheduled. Just log on from anywhere in the world, and you're ready to learn.


Learn From Working Professionals

Our instructors bring years of field experience to the classroom. Your instructors not only love to teach, they love to teach their subjects.

Latest Voices Blog Posts

Certificate Program in Writing graduate and Ursa Minor writer and editor Barbara Jordan

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Why Study Agile Project Management

“Agile is the future,” says Dave Pendorf, VP of Business Operations at Planisware, a company that provides project portfolio–management software solutions.

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Finding Her Home in Personal Financial Planning

I’m on the phone with Jesse Pence, and her love for the personal financial planning professional is practically oozing out of the handset.

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Latest and Upcoming Events

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Frontier Tech Event: Adapt to Mobility

Adapt to Mobility brings together experts and industry players who are developing new technology and ideas for the Future Mobility in an informal happy-hour setting.

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Frontier Tech Event: Innovation Management

Innovation happens organically in creative environments and keeps corporations competitive. However, economic constraints, workload, employee relations, conflict, deadlines, pressure from... continue reading Frontier Tech Event: Innovation Management

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Frontier Tech Event: Global Macroeconomic Trends

Countdown 2020: Is the economic recovery facing a bump in the road or hitting a wall?

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