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
  • Designed for professionals with one to three years of work experience or more

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
  • Designed for professionals with three or more years of work experience