A UC San Diego Extension certificate is a widely respected credential certifying completion of a rigorous and specialized course of study. Designed by industry experts and academic faculty, our cutting-edge programs meet high academic standards and provide real-world skills.
Professional certificate programs require a minimum of 20 units of continuing education credit, or 200 hours of classroom hours, and require approximately the same amount of coursework. You may take one or two courses prior to registering for your intended certificate program.
A wealth of career resources and counseling services are available to certificate registrants through Extension's Student Services. Be sure to register for your certificate program as soon as possible to ensure you get the most out of your experience with us. Prerequisites vary by program.
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Please note, some certificates require you to complete a formal application or pass a prerequisite course before registering for the certificate program. Please refer to each certificate's individual "Conditions for Admission" section (below the Certificate Course Matrix).
If you require additional certificate support, please call (858) 534-3400.