Professional Certificates and Certifications
Elevate your professional standing and prospects while increasing your impact
NeighborWorks America offers a high-quality learning experience and comprehensive curricula for all levels of staff, novice to experienced. 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.
Professional Certificate Programs
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.
Effective 5/1/2023, NeighborWorks America is pausing enrollment for the Affordable Housing certificate program until further notice, as we revamp its structure to better meet your needs. If you are currently enrolled and have questions, please contacts us at [email protected].
*Effective 11/1/2021, NeighborWorks America has paused enrollment for the Community Engagement certificate program until further notice, as we revamp its structure to better meet your needs. If you are currently enrolled and have questions, please contact us at [email protected].
- Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Homeownership and Community Lending
Effective 10/13/2023, NeighborWorks America is no longer accepting enrollment for the Homeownership and Community Lending certificate program. If you are currently enrolled and have questions, please contact [email protected].
Homeownership Education and Counseling Certifications
The NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling (NCHEC) offers nine 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.
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.