Launch a career or boost your qualifications in project management with UC Berkeley Extension’s Certificate Program in Project Management, offered through the Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust (BHMT). You learn real-world methodologies and tools to gain competency and confidence in leading a team to successfully complete a complex project on time, within budget, and to expectations.
The curriculum comprises 3 required courses and 8 additional semester units of electives for a total of 14 semester units (210 hours of instruction). The 3 required courses are:
A wide range of electives allows you to focus on specific interest areas, such as project cost, business analysis essentials, requirements management and communication, and solution assessment.
This program is available for completion completely online – allowing participants the flexibility to continue working while completing the certificate. Each course in the program allows you to choose the study option best suited to your needs:
Courses are scheduled so that you can complete all certificate requirements in about one year by taking the shortest-duration sections sequentially. Most students complete their certificate coursework in one to two years. All coursework must be completed within five years of commencing the program to receive certification.
The project management certificate program is open to BHMT Participants employed at Kaiser Permanente who are eligible to receive benefits from the Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust and Tuition Reimbursement program. There are no UC Berkeley Extension admission requirements for the PM Certificate program, but students are recommended to complete an undergraduate bachelor’s degree, or equivalent prior to enrolling in this certification program.
This in-depth certificate program is intended for those who are ready to commit to a project management academic college-credit program that typically takes 1 to 2 years to complete. Experienced project managers will also find value in courses for professional development
Note: There are no prerequisites or admission requirements, but a bachelor’s degree is highly recommended.
TIP: You may apply for the BHMT Individual Stipend Program to use while obtaining your degree or academic certificate.
UC Berkeley Extension offers three semesters a year. Approximate dates are the following: Spring – January 1, Summer – June 1, and Fall – September 1. View general information for a list of holidays when the office is closed.
For additional information about the Project Management Certificate Program, visit the UC Berkeley Extension program website.