Experience a UCLA Education, no matter where you live. With online learning through UCLA Extension, you can upgrade your current skills — or explore an entirely new area of interest — with flexibility and convenience.

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The Value of a Certificate
Why UCLA Extension Online?

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

Whether online or in the classroom, take advantage of all UCLA Extension has to offer:

  • UCLA-approved curriculum
  • Open Enrollment — no application process required for most courses
  • Certificate programs, Specializations, undergraduate degree-credit, and continuing education credits
  • Access to career resources, professional development, and networking opportunities
  • UCLA Alumni Association membership upon certificate completion

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How Our Online Courses Work

Log into Canvas, our easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system using your web browser or the Canvas mobile app. Review the course syllabus, connect with classmates in the discussion portal and begin your studies!

Study on your own schedule, by engaging with weekly course materials (which may include discussion boards, weekly readings and videos, webinars, and other course activities).

Connect with your instructor with questions about your assignments, your progress, or to gain deeper insights on various topics.

Submit your coursework via Canvas for feedback and evaluation. Contact 24/7 technical support if you need assistance with using Canvas.