About Our Credentials

You can earn one of two credentials at UBC Extended Learning. Some programs require an application and acceptance; others you complete the required number of courses or course hours to earn your credential.

Certificate Programs

Advance your career or explore your interests through courses that focus on practice and theory, and cover a discipline in depth. Most certificate programs are designed for part-time study, and a few are delivered full-time or in an intensive format. Some programs accept one group of students per session (a cohort) that works through the program together.

  • 4-16 courses / 150 hours or more of study

Award of Achievement Programs

Award of Achievement programs comprise a series of courses that deepen your skills in a subject area in which you may already have some experience. Programs are designed for part-time study, with courses offered in class or online.

  • 4-6 courses / 55-150 hours of study

About Non-credit Courses and Programs

UBC Extended Learning courses and programs are non-credit, and cannot be applied towards UBC degree-credit diploma or degree programs at this time. Other institutions may take prior non-credit learning into account, and we encourage you to ask for more information.