Online Training for Land Use Planners

We know you’re committed to learning and growing as a planning professional. Staying up-to-speed on the latest regulatory updates and industry insights has never been easier thanks to ONLINE training in land use and natural resources topics with UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education. With our remote learning format, you have access to informative lectures and engaging Q&A sessions with our expert instructors—all from the comfort of home. We offer individual courses to help you up-skill in specific areas, a comprehensive certificate program that will make you a more well-rounded planner, and many other professional development opportunities.

If you’ve never taken one of our courses before, now is the time to experience our award-winning program for yourself.

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Planning and Sustainability Program


We offer individual courses on dozens of planning-related topics, covering issues from affordable housing to zoning and everything in between. When you enroll in one of our Planning and Sustainability classes, you get:

  • Training from experienced professionals, not academics, who are recognized experts in their field
  • Practical education and skills that can be applied in your job immediately
  • Unique networking and learning opportunities as you engage with fellow planning professionals who share diverse, yet related, experiences and ideas
  • Convenient learning options with both online and in-person courses available

Land Use and Environmental Planning Certificate Program

  • Complete online or in-person
  • $6,680-7,565

Master the body of knowledge every planner should have with our Land Use and Environmental Planning Certificate. Through theory and practice, this program addresses the practical aspects of planning in the context of larger issues, future implications of present decisions and processes for examining alternatives.

Through comprehensive training from industry experts, you’ll:

  • Broaden your conceptual framework in planning
  • Develop ideas, strategies and skills for more effective job performance
  • Learn to work more effectively within the increasingly complex regulatory and environmental context of planning
  • Improve your ability to solve problems and work with a wide range of constituencies
  • Gain comprehensive knowledge you can apply immediately

5-year Plan

  • Complete the program in five years (or less)

3-year Plan

  • Complete the program in three years or less (must agree to this track prior to your first enrollment)
  • Receive your final course for free and certificate registration fee ($125) is waived

Veteran Instructors
Our instructors, who are recognized experts in their respective fields, bring real-world experience, expertise and insight into the classroom

Online, Remote Learning
We now offer all of our traditionally in-person courses in a convenient online, video-based format.

Immediate ROI
You’ll benefit from the latest research, techniques and information that can be put to use immediately

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Planning and Sustainability Instructors on Remote Learning