Whether you are looking to advance in a current job or start a new career, our professional programs will help you gain essential skills and expertise to advance your profession.


Quick. Focused. In-demand Skills.

A short series of courses designed to help you quickly gain knowledge in a focused area of study and acquire in-demand skills sought by employers.


Rigorous. Immersive. Comprehensive Skills.

A good alternative to acquiring another degree, certificates offer extensive study of a professional field through coursework that balances theory and practice.

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Why Choose UCLA Extension?

As one of the largest and most comprehensive continuing education providers in the nation, UCLA Extension combines top-tier academics with practical, real-world applications.

We are committed to your success, both in and out of the classroom, with access to:

  • Career resources
  • Networking opportunities
  • UCLA Alumni Association membership upon graduation (Certificate students only)
What Our Graduates Are Saying

"The UCLA Extension certificate program helped me to achieve my goals, including obtaining my CPA license… and the networking opportunities opened many professional doors for me. Professors are incredibly well-versed with the subject matter, and made it interesting and interactive. Today I am in private practice. I highly recommend UCLA Extension's program."

Accounting Certificate

"I thought what better way to delve into a subject than to learn from experts? The first class was so fascinating that I took a second class and subsequently, enrolled in the Certificate Program for Fundraising. The high caliber of instruction is very impressive."

Fundraising Certificate

"I'm 7 courses along the path towards a Finance Certificate and I feel like I've learned more skills and concepts that actually make a difference in my life and career than I did in my 4 years of undergrad. The breadth of classes is almost overwhelming, I can see myself taking UCLA courses for many years to come, even after this certificate."

Finance Certificate

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