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Blackbaud Certification: If You Know It, Certify It

Blackbaud Certified – Fundamentals 2017

Blackbaud University presents 2017 Fundamentals Certification for six product lines. All users of Raiser’s Edge™, Financial Edge™, Education Edge™, Altru, eTapestry®, Luminate Online™, and Luminate CRM™ can now prove their foundational product knowledge by completing the 2017 Fundamentals Certification. Each product area includes a series of Fundamentals courses followed by a certification exam. Check out Training Central to register for courses or take the exam.

Blackbaud Certified – Professional 2017

Fundamentals certification lays the groundwork to deepen your expertise. As of January 2017, Blackbaud University provides Professional level certification for Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge. These product certifications have badges to gather along the way as you prove your expertise in specialized areas. Once you gather the required badges, you can take the Professional level certification exam. Want more details on the Professional level certification requirements? Check the FAQs.

Ready to Begin?

Are you ready to start your Fundamentals certification journey? Or perhaps you’re already Fundamentals certified and want to explore Professional certification. Here is more detailed information for each product certification:

Certification Pricing

Blackbaud University wants to support the growth and development of your organization. That is why all courses and exams are included in any Learn More or Learn Everything subscription, along with the opportunity to earn badges and certifications. Learn More and Learn Everything subscriptions both offer unlimited access to courses and certifications across your entire nonprofit. For individuals who do not have one of these Learn subscriptions, exams are $100. This fee provides two attempts to pass with an 80% or better.

Share Your Success

When you successfully pass a certification exam, you will receive instructions to download your certificate to display proudly in your workspace. You will also receive a certification icon, which is perfect for email signatures, and the official certification badge for sharing on social profiles. We encourage you to share your success and we look forward to celebrating your success with you.


Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and relationship management, digital marketing, advocacy, accounting, payments, analytics, school management, grant management, corporate social responsibility, and volunteerism. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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