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Courses and Certifications

Elevate your professional standing and prospects while increasing your impact

Neighborworks-image-196NeighborWorks America offers a high-quality learning experience and comprehensive curricula for all levels of staff, novice to experienced.  We know your work is often complex  crossing traditional boundaries and requiring specialized knowledge and skill sets.  To address these needs, we've developed a broad range of specific, customized training that incorporates the latest issues in community development. Our training opportunities are not limited to individual courses.

Our certificate programs, certifications and professional designations, including university collaborations, position you to be a better candidate for future job advancement – while paying off for your organizations and the constituents you serve. 
Explore our full catalog of more than 300 high-quality courses.

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Professional Certificate Programs

NeighborWorks America offers professional certificates in eight content areas, shown below.

With curricula developed collaboratively by the training institute staff, grassroots community development practitioners and thought leaders in the field, these programs encourage continuous education and facilitate peer-to-peer exchange.
Explore our full catalog of more than 300 high-quality courses.

Homeownership Education and Counseling Certifications

The NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling (NCHEC) offers six certifications for homeownership practitioners, in accordance with the requirements of the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling. NCHEC certification must be renewed every three years.

Get more information, including the requirements for obtaining or renewing a certification.
Explore our full catalog of more than 300 high-quality courses.

One-Week Certifications

In just one week, participants can earn certification in a number of specific skills related to community engagement, construction and rehab, and management and leadership.

Get more information about the different one-week certifications, including the requirements and application form.