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UX Certificate Program

Due to COVID-19, all of our upcoming courses are being conducted online only.

UX Certificate Information Session

Join us June 23rd, 6:30-8:30 pm, to learn everything you need to know about our program - the structure, course selection, and why it may be the right fit for you.

Spring 2020 Schedule 

All courses are currently available online only (due to COVID-19 restrictions), in a synchronized format.

Measuring the User Experience

January 23-24, 2020, 9am-5pm EST
Instructor: Tom Tullis

Information Architecture

February 13-14, 2020, 9am-5pm EST
Instructor: Gregg Almquist


Human Factors and the User Experience*

February 27-28, 2020, 9am-5pm EST
Instructor: Bill Gribbons

UX Boot Camp

March 9-13, 2020, 9am-5pm EST
Instructors: Bill Gribbons, Meena Kothandaraman, Bill Hartman, Debbie Cook

Visualizing Information

March 19-20, 2020, 9am-5pm EST ONLINE ONLY
Instructor: Kirsten Robinson

Managing a User Experience Group*

April 2-3, 2020, 9am-5pm EST ONLINE ONLY
Instructor: James McElroy

Usability Testing*

April 16-17, 2020, 9am-5pm EST ONLINE ONLY
Instructor: Dan Berlin

Field Methods and User Research

April 30- May 1, 2020, 9am-5pm EST ONLINE ONLY
Instructor: Demetrios Karis

Emotions and the User Experience

May 14-15, 2020, 9am-5pm EST ONLINE ONLY
Instructor: Shmuel Bollen

Prototyping the User Experience

June 4-5, 2020, 9am-5pm EST ONLINE ONLY
Instructor: Minmin Yang

Content Strategy

June 18-19, 2020, 9am-5pm EST ONLINE ONLY
Instructor: Sarah Johnson

Register for a Course

The course fee is $1,455 per course. Each class has a limited enrollment. Payment is due upon registration.

Course Registration Page

Full Course Listing for UX Certificate Program

Click here to view a list of all UX Certificate program courses, along with course descriptions and outcomes.

In order to complete the UX Certificate, you must complete 9 courses. This includes 3 required course and 6 electives of your choice. The three required courses in order to be eligible for the certificate are: Human Factors and the User Experience*, Managing a User Experience Group* and Usability Testing*

Registration Details


The course fee is $1,455 per course. Each class has a limited enrollment. Payment is due upon registration.

Organizational Discount

Save 10% on registration when three or more participants from the same organization enroll in the same course.

Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy requires that notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing to Shannon Shea ( No refunds are given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the program's start. Bentley reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of low enrollment. Bentley is not responsible for travel costs in the event of a cancellation.


Leaders in the field of UX

Bentley University's User Experience Certificate program is one of the oldest and most respected programs of its kind in the country. The program is designed for working professionals, with maximum flexibility to fit your busy schedule. Certificate program participants join a global network of UX professionals.

Building a solid foundation in behavioral design, user experience research and design, and project management, this certificate helps participants improve the performance of their product designs while enhancing their competitive positioning. Each class contributes to one or more pieces in your UX portfolio.

Getting Started

The certificate program is the right choice for those breaking into the UX field, those looking for career enhancing credentials, and those looking to master specific skills. 

Bentley's UX Certificate Program is an open enrollment program. There is no application process. You are required to have a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. The certificate program can be completed in 1 year but students can complete at a pace that fits their circumstances.

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Program Structure

Courses may be taken individually or applied towards a certificate awarded after completion of 9 courses, 3 of which are required (Human Factors and the User Experience, Usability Testing, & Managing a User Experience Group.)

Each course is a 2-day intensive on Thursday and Friday from 9am-5pm. Courses can be taken in any order. Students are given an individual portfolio assignment at the end of each course and will have approximately two weeks to complete it.

Available In-Person or Online

All courses are offered in person or can be accessed remotely, in a synchronized format. Remote students will participate real time and have access to the class materials beforehand. To receive credit, all students must be present during the full two days of class. 

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