A certificate may be just what you need to advance your career or enrich your personal interests.

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Certificate Programs

A professional certificate might be just what you need to take your career or your coursework to the next level. Continuing Education partners with departments across the university to offer certificates delivered in a variety of formats (on-campus, online, or hybrid). Many certificate programs are open to nondegree students. Explore individual program pages for details.

Standalone Professional Certificate Tuition

Spring 2023

Certificate Programs In-State Tuition
(per credit)
Out-of-State Tuition
(per credit)
Applied Shakespeare Certificate $638 $638
Architectural Lighting $650 $650
Arts Administration Certificate $700 $1,000
Arts & Sciences Professional Certificates* $696 $1,843
Business Administration* $982 $1,311
Business Professional Certificates* $1,084 $1,518
Community Economic Development and the Outdoor Recreation Economy* $746 $818
Earth Data Analytics Certificate $1,181 $1,518
Engineering Professional Certificates* $1,181 $1,518
Introduction to the Outdoor Recreation Economy* $746 $818
Language Teaching with Technology Certificate $495 $495
Leading a Sustainable Business in the Outdoor Recreation Economy* $746 $818
Public Lands and Natural Resources Policy* $746 $818

The Board of Regents reserves the right to change the tuition and fee rates at any time.

*Certificate students enrolled in main campus in-person classes are assessed full mandatory fees per the campus fee schedule. These fees give students access to the RTD bus system and other campus services. Certificate students taking main campus online classes only are charged online fees.

Fees Waiver

Nondegree and standalone certificate students may be able to waive all student fees except for the computing fee and A&S technology fee. If you are not utilizing resources such as the bus pass, Rec Center or health insurance, you may complete the online fee waiver form.

Instructions for Fees Waiver

  1. Pay your bill by the published due date excluding the student activity fee.
  2. Complete and submit the online fee waiver form by the deadline for the appropriate term.
    • Spring 2023 deadline: Feb 24, 2023
  3. Within one week of submitting your petition, login to Buff Portal to verify your account balance.

You will receive an email confirmation when your form has been successfully submitted, and another when your waiver has been processed.

Contact Continuing Education with questions by calling 303-492-2212.

Now that you’ve selected your favorite Continuing Education courses, email or print the information, including class number, to more easily search Buff Portal and enroll. Still have questions? Contact an advisor.


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