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How do I complete a CNM certificate?

You complete a CNM certificate by attending the required core and elective workshops. You can select any CNM workshop to complete your certificate.

Workshop & Elective Requirements:

  • Board Fundamentals (4 Core Workshops / 0 Electives)
  • Volunteer Program Management (3 Core Workshops / 1 Elective)*
  • Community Impact (on hold for 2023)
  • Program Leader (3 Core Workshops / 2 Electives)*
  • Revenue Development & Fundraising  (3 Core Workshops / 2 Electives)*

*For certificates that offer group coaching sessions, attendance at a group coaching session can
take the place of one required elective*

What if I just want to sign up for the core classes, and not any of the elective courses?

You can sign up for just the core workshops; however, you will not receive a certificate unless the required elective workshops are also completed (except the Board Fundamentals Certificate, which does not require electives).

I want to sign up for the certificate, but one of the core workshop dates does not work for me. What do I do?

Although all sessions of CNM certificates are important, you are allowed to miss attendance at one core workshop and still be eligible to complete the certificate by working with your certificate facilitator to make up the missed material.

Certificate candidates who miss more than one core workshop can make up missed sessions by
taking them when they are offered again within a two-year period.

Can I sign up for more than one certificate at a time?

Participants may sign up for as many certificates as they would like. You cannot use the same elective workshop towards the elective requirement for more than one certificate.

Can the courses I took prior to starting my certificate core workshops count towards my certificate?

Courses taken in the year prior to the start of a certificate core program may be counted as an elective for a certificate.

How long do I have to complete the certificate?

Certificates must be completed within two years of the first core workshop taken. If the certificate is not completed within two years, then you will not be eligible for the certificate.