Collegiate Track

We offer students on any campus a path to earn the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential.

Find a Purpose - Build a Career

What’s next after you graduate? The CNP credential is a powerful tool for building a career in the social good sector. Add this nonprofit management certificate to your associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree and you will open new doors. Perform better in your job. Earn more money early in your career. And be satisfied with work that means you are changing the world!

What does it take to earn a CNP?

When you earn your CNP, you will be part of a global network of more than 12,500 professionals leading teams that make our world better. Every person who wears a CNP badge meets five requirements. Hover over each icon to learn more. 

You’ll need volunteer service to earn a nonprofit leadership certificate on the workforce track. Volunteer Service
Demonstrate nonprofit knowledge and skills when gaining your nonprofit leadership certificate. Professional Experience
Attend conferences to demonstrate leadership development while earning your nonprofit leadership certificate. Nonprofit Knowledge and Skills
General learning is necessary to participate in the global economy and democracy, making it necessary for earning a nonprofit leadership certificate. Leadership Development
General learning is necessary to participate in the global economy and democracy, making it necessary for earning a nonprofit leadership certificate. General Learning

What can you expect?

CNP Central

Our portal for all things related to earning the CNP. This one-stop hub combines announcements, resources, discussion groups, blogs and your credential profile — all in one convenient location.

CNP Mentor Match

Pair up with one of our CNPs working in the social sector. Ask questions you aren’t sure who to ask. Practice interview skills. Get advice on preparing your resume or building your LinkedIn profile. Our alumni are the most valuable asset of our entire network. Tap into their know-how.

ELEVATE

Our virtual conference for social sector leaders. We host the three-day conference on the Leaderosity platform every winter. Participants learn from national thought leaders, network with changemakers and access a wealth of digital resources.

Career L!FT

Also on CNP Central, all things related to building your career in the social sector are here. Get tips on writing a resume, completing your LinkedIn profile, finding a job, attending an interview and so much more.

What does the CNP Collegiate Track cost?

All students pay a fee of $300. This includes access to the independent study guide, CNP Central, Career L!FT and the CNP exam. CNPs will also receive the CNP digital badge and certificate.

Samba received his nonprofit leadership certificate and found it helpful for his career.

"This is by far the most valuable certification I had in college. You get hands on experience during the certification process by working closely with actual nonprofit organizations."

Samba Mboup, CNP

Ashley received his nonprofit leadership certificate and found it helpful for his career.

"The preparation I received for the nonprofit sector via my work to complete my CNP is unmatched by any class or lesson I have taken."

Ashley Baker, CNP