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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.

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.

Get more information, including the requirements for obtaining or renewing a certification.

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.