Interested in our Nonprofit Management Certificate?

To apply for this certificate please follow the application guidelines listed below. If you have any questions about the information below please contact us at

Certificate Eligibility

We are looking for candidates who have a defined vision for their professional goals. They should be strong communicators who are both innovative and nimble and understand the benefits of collaboration, business acumen, communication and leadership.

Experience Requirements

It is highly recommended that applicants have a minimum of 1 year of full-time professional experience in a the nonprofit sector.

Application Submission

Applications are accepted through out the year on a rolling basis. To complete the application, click the link below:

Nonprofit Management Application

All applications must include the following for consideration (incomplete applications will not be considered until necessary application components are submitted):

  • A completed application
  • A copy of your current resume
  • Professional recommendation letter from a current/former supervisor in the nonprofit industry

If you have any questions, just contact us at

English Language Proficiency

All certificate programs at UCLA Extension require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation. If you would like to refine your English language proficiency prior to beginning one of our programs, we offer English as a Second Language programs and an array of classes in Communication and Learning Skills.

UCLA Extension may change the content and course requirements of a certificate program at any time. To prevent being impacted by possible changes in the course requirements, students are encouraged strongly to enroll in the certificate of their choice as early as possible following their selection of a program. Only those whose paid certificate application fees have been accepted are assured of completion of a certificate under its current requirements.

Courses within the curriculum are expected to be completed by the end of normal candidacy which is cited above. Candidacies can be renewed under certain circumstances. Students with older records may be required to repeat material to ensure its relevance.

Students who complete their curriculum with an earned GPA of 3.5 or higher will have the notation “earned with distinction” posted to their transcript and printed on their certificates. For other information about candidacies and the service environment, see about certificate candidacy.