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UX Certificate Program

Fall 2020 courses will be offered in-person and online

Fall 2020 Schedule 

Bentley’s UX Certificate Program plans to host courses in-person and online during the Fall 2020 semester. Classroom capacities will vary depending on the public health guidance from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in August/September. Classrooms, learning labs and centers are in the midst of being modified to allow for appropriate physical distancing. Students and faculty will be required to wear face coverings in the classroom.

Designing for Accessibility

September 10-11, 2020, 9am-5pm EST
Instructor: Peter Mcnally 

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Human Factors and the User Experience

September 24-25, 2020, 9am-5pm EST
Instructor: Bill Gribbons


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Information Architecture

October 1-2, 2020, 9am-5pm EST
Instructor: Gregg Almquist

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Ethnography for Work and Design

October 15-16, 2020, 9am-5pm EST
Instructors: Gary David

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User and Task Analysis

October 29-30, 2020, 9am-5pm EST 
Instructor: Bill Gribbons

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Facilitating Remote Design Workshops

November 12-13, 2020, 9am-5pm EST 
Instructor: Shipra Kayan

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Measuring the User Experience

November 19-20, 2020, 9am-5pm EST 
Instructor: Bill Albert

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Designing the User Experience

December 3-4, 2020, 9am-5pm 
Instructor: Saloni Borar 

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Customer Experience

December 10-11, 2020, 9am-5pm 
Instructor: Jenn McGinn 

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All courses are available in-person and online, in a synchronous format.
Each course is $1,455 and payment is due upon registration.


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Shannon Shea
Program Manager, Bentley UX Certificate Program

Talk to the Program Manager

Contact Shannon today to schedule a time during which you will discuss your background, career goals, and alignment with Bentley's top-ranked UX certificate program.


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.) Courses can be taken in any order. 

Each course is a 2-day intensive on Thursday and Friday from 9am-5pm held in-person and online, in a synchronized format. Students are given an individual portfolio assignment at the end of each course and will have approximately two weeks to complete it.

Tom Roux
Now that I've finished my ninth class, I must say I've really enjoyed my experience with the UX Certificate program. It's lived up to everything advertised and then some. I've learned a lot, met a lot of great, curious, motivated people, and feel the Bentley reputation and network will serve me well in the coming weeks and months as I finish my last two projects, post my online portfolio, and leap into my job search.
Tom Roux
Budding UX Writer and Content Designer

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.

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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.