Launch your new career with a Professional Certificate on Coursera

Professional Certificates offer flexible, online training designed to get you job-ready for high-growth fields.

7-day free trial | Starting at $49 per month | Less than 6 months at your own pace

Take the first step toward your new career

Get professional-level training and earn a credential recognized by leading companies.

Prior experience optional

Build job-ready skills, even if you’re new to the field.


job openings across entry-level Professional Certificate fields¹

Earn a valuable credential

Apply your new skills to real-world projects using the latest industry tools and techniques.

4.7 / 5

average rating given by 200,000+ global learners enrolled in an entry-level Professional Certificate²

Learn at your own pace

Complete the training in less than 6 months while working a full-time job.

Under 10 hours

of flexible study per week³

Find a career that works for you

Whatever your background or interests are, Professional Certificates have you covered.

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¹ Median salary and job opening data are sourced from United States Lightcast™ Job Postings Report. Data for job roles relevant to featured programs (7/1/2022 - 6/30/2023)

² Coursera Platform Data, all time

³ Most designed to be completed in 6 months, with 10 hours or less of work per week

How Professional Certificates have helped others

Stories from those that have completed Professional Certificates

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Finished a Professional Certificate?

Get resources and support to guide
 you through the job search process.

Showcase your skills

Present real-world projects to potential employers.

Enhance your resume

Get support to build a standout resume and LinkedIn profile.

Ace your interview

Practice and improve your interview skills with virtual feedback.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In the U.S. and Canada, Professional Certificates start at $49/month after the initial 7 day free trial period. Price can vary by country and will be adjusted for your location at checkout.

Time to complete a Professional Certificate can vary by subject or how you choose to learn at your own pace. On average, a Professional Certificate can be completed in less than 6 months at 10 hours per week.

In addition to hands-on projects designed to showcase your experience, you'll get access to a 5-step job search guide to help navigate the process. You’ll also get support to build a standout resume and LinkedIn profile, virtual interview practice for your specific industry, job, and experience level, and access to the Professional Certificate Alumni Community to network with other career switchers.

None! Whether you’re completely new to the job field or have had some experience, an entry-level Professional Certificate doesn’t require any background knowledge.

Professional Certificates on Coursera were designed by subject matter experts at top companies. They were created to equip learners with theoretical and practical knowledge and real-life problem-solving skills to be successful in an entry-level job.

Professional Certificates are completely online. You can access your instructional videos, readings, and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.