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

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Working Toward a Bright Future in Medicine

It is not surprising that Robert Matthew (Matt) Klinkel has excelled as a student in UC Berkeley Extension’s Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program; in 2014, he was a Fulbright scholar at... continue reading Working Toward a Bright Future in Medicine

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Believing in What She Writes

Writing essays and short stories may not be on Nancy Tompkins’ career path. But it is now part of who she is.

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To Make a Positive Impact in Mental Health

When she finally decided to pursue graduate school for psychology, Lisell Perez-Rogers turned to UC Berkeley Extension's Post-Baccalaureate Program in Counseling and Psychology Professions for... continue reading To Make a Positive Impact in Mental Health

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Latest and Upcoming Events

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Event: How to Start a College Admissions Advising Business

Participants in our College Admissions Counseling program often find themselves wondering how they will turn what they've learned into a thriving, independent consulting business.

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Event: CRISPR Genome Editing

Genome editing is adapting and evolving rapidly. Learn about the science behind the CRISPR technology and its real-world applications.

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Event: Preparing to Publish in Today's Market

In this one-day workshop, find out the pros and cons of each approach and be able to make informed, intelligent decisions about your writing career while avoiding the more common pitfalls.

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