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Land Use and Natural Resources Training from UC Davis

The land use and environmental planning landscape is constantly evolving. As a professional in one of these or a related sector, it’s vital to stay current with the latest policy updates, best practices and emerging trends. Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill or earn a professional certificate, our award-winning Planning and Sustainability Program has the training options you need.


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An Education Partner with Options to Meet Your Needs

  • Online and in-person courses
  • Custom training for public agencies and private companies
  • Introductory and advanced classes for land use and environmental planning professionals
  • A 14-course professional program that can be tailored to fit your training needs
  • A four-course, badged CEQA Practitioner Program

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A Broad Range of Course Topics

  • Affordable housing
  • CEQA/NEPA implementation
  • Climate change
  • Conflict resolution & mediation
  • Habitat conservation/restoration
  • Land use planning
  • Public policy
  • Resiliency planning
  • Transportation
  • Water resources

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A Professional Certificate Built For You

  • Get masters-level training with our Land Use and Environmental Planning Certificate Program
  • 6 required courses and 8 electives that allow you to tailor a custom program that meets your professional development needs
  • Individual course: $425-$775
  • Full cost: $7,375-$8,175

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Advance Your CEQA Skills Online

  • Quickly level up your CEQA knowledge with our CEQA Practitioner Program.
  • Two required courses and two electives that give you a customized and comprehensive learning experience
  • It can be completed in less than a year
  • $1,960 - $2,165

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What You’ll Get

  • UC-quality education
  • Flexible learning options
  • Class projects and real-world case studies that provide you with a clear understanding of planning challenges and best practices
  • Practical skills you’ll be able to apply in your job immediately
  • A portfolio of work that demonstrates your knowledge and abilities to employers

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Who This Program Is For

  • Early- to mid-career land use and environmental planning professionals
  • Public agency staff
  • Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Lawyers

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Career-enhancing Outcomes for Professionals


Jonathan Bobadilla

“The most valuable thing I got out of the program was a better understanding of CEQA issues and how to analyze projects with environmental factors involved.”

Jonathan Bobadilla


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“The program has helped me expand my knowledge in the field of urban and regional environmental planning and provided me the opportunity to coordinate and collaborate with working professionals in different departments of government and on planning projects.”

John Funderburg

About UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education


We are the professional development arm of the University of California, Davis, a tier-one research institution ranked 6th among top public universities in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2024 Best Colleges). For over 60 years, we have focused on workforce development by blending the distinctive academic expertise of UC Davis with practical training designed to immediately improve capability and job performance.




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