How to Earn a Certificate
Choosing to earn a professional certificate has many benefits, including:
To earn a certificate, you must successfully complete all required courses and electives with the minimum grade established. In most cases, a C or better is required, but some certificates require a B or better. Please see individual certificate page for details, or contact the program coordinator for your specific program to confirm the minimum grade requirement.
Prior to enrolling in your last class, contact your program coordinator to initiate the grad check process and let them know you’re finishing up your final course in the certificate. Upon successful completion of your final course, and a thorough review of your transcript to ensure that all requirements have been met, your grad check will be finalized and processed. Then, once grades have been posted, you can expect to receive your certificate in the mail within four to six weeks.
In addition to any specific prerequisites required for a certificate, the following are standard requirements across all certificates, unless otherwise noted.
No application is required to enroll in a certificate course, however we strongly recommend that you apply before completing the third class in your certificate program to let us know that you are committed to completing the program in its entirety.
Courses are offered year-round with varying start dates. Use the suggested course path on the certificate page to guide you.
There are four ways to enroll: online, by phone, in-person, or via mail. The process is simple, but for more detailed information, see How to Enroll.
As soon as you complete the enrollment process, you will receive an Enrollment Confirmation email with your course title and description, schedule, location, fee, textbook and UCR NetID information.
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