About our Classes






When do you offer courses in my city?

To find out whether a particular class is currently scheduled in or near your city, browse our Training Calendar by Location.

If our pre-scheduled training courses don’t work for you, nearly all the training courses from Tech Transfer are also available on request. You can view the complete list of classes available on request here.  

For more information regarding training on request, or to suggest that we offer a particular class in a location near you next year, please call 510-643-4393 or email courses@techtransfer.berkeley.edu

How do you decide which training courses to develop and deliver? How can I propose a new course?

Our goal is to provide California's transportation professionals with the information and training needed to plan, design, build, maintain, and operate a state-of-the-art, multimodal transportation system that is safe, efficient, and sustainable.  We develop new courses every year and are always looking for new topics.

We want to hear from you.  Please contact us at courses@techtransfer.berkeley.edu.

Who teaches your courses?  Can I teach a course?

The instructional faculty of the Technology Transfer Program includes more than 60 of California's leading transportation engineers, planners, and academicians working in California and elsewhere. You can view the entire list of instructors with their bios here.

If you would like to teach in our program and believe you are qualified, please review the information here.

Why do California public transportation agency staff get reduced training fees?

Much of our training is delivered in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance. Through the Cooperative Training Assistance Program, eligible public agencies may pay half-price for many of these courses. Private industry, out-of-state professionals, as well as Federal employees and California public employees not working for a transportation agency are welcome in our training classes, but are asked to pay the full fee for training.



Do you grant degrees?

No. The Technology Transfer Program is not a degree granting academic department at the University, nor is the Institute of Transportation Studies. ITS is a research unit, involving faculty, researchers, and students across the university. For academic degrees, transportation concentrations are offered through the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

What is a CEU and how do I get one?

Continuing Education Units (or CEUs) are the nationally recognized standard for quantifying time spent in the classroom during professional development or training activities. Ten hours of face to face instruction equals 1 CEU. Thus, a class valued at 0.8 CEUs will have 8 hours of contact time (lunch breaks are not counted).

Any organization offering professional development activities may attach CEUs to their activity based on the above standard. At Tech Transfer we offer CEUs only for classes with curriculum that has been reviewed and approved by University academic faculty or staff. This ensures that your professional development is of the highest quality.

The CEU standard allows students to create a record of their non-credit professional development experiences from different sources. Some employers or licensing boards or other professional groups may ask members to submit transcripts of their CEU credited activities as proof of continuing commitment to staying up to date with changes in their profession.

The Technology Transfer Program offers CEUs to individuals who participate in courses distinctly marked as offering CEU credits. A transcript of your record of CEUs is available upon request.

What are AICP-CM credits and how can I earn them?

The American Planning Association (APA) grants Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for several of Tech Transfer's planning courses. 

All professional planners who are members of APA's professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), are required to engage in mandatory continuing education. Continuing education is measured by CM credits.

AICP's Certification Maintenance program is designed to convey the importance of remaining current in the practice of planning and demonstrating professional credibility through continuing education.

AICP members must earn a total of 32 CM credits (1 hour = 1 CM credit) within each two-year reporting period.  Tech Transfer classes can help AICP certified planners meet that goal.

How can I get a transcript showing all of the CEUs or CM credits I've earned at Tech Transfer?

For CEUs earned before July 1, 2003, please call University of California Berkeley Extension at 510-642-4172.

To request a transcript of CEUs or CM credits earned after July 1, 2003, please contact the Tech Transfer registrar at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu.