The University of Colorado Boulder offers official certificate programs for degree-seeking and nondegree students. Certificates offer students the opportunity to pursue certain professional skills, customize their degree or explore different educational interests.

Students may pursue a certificate program by obtaining approval from the department hosting the certificate program. Certificates post to an official transcript only when the certificate program is approved by the host department.

Departments are responsible for notifying the Office of the Registrar when a student declares a certificate, no longer wishes to pursue a certificate, or has completed the certificate program requirements.