Foundational Training for the
Not-for-Profit Professional

The Not-for-Profit Certificate I offers a comprehensive, foundational overview of a non-profit’s unique financial needs perfect for:

  1. Private firms looking for base-level training for their staff or NFP clients
  2. Non-profits seeking to deepen their staff’s knowledge
  3. Those seeking a certificate as proof of proficiency for acquiring and retaining NFP clients
  4. Individuals who want to expand their skill set and build their resume
Which Certificate is Right for You?

This certificate program offers 40 CPE/31.5 CAE credits with 2 years to complete. Certificates are awarded upon program completion.

Group Sales Discount Information
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NOTE: To enroll Not-for-Profit Section members in your group purchase, you must speak with a representative to ensure that section discounts are applied.


Included Courses

Introduction to Not-for-Profit Entities

  • Introduction to Not-for-Profit Entities: Accounting, Tax and Compliance Essentials

Accounting & Financial Reporting

  • Not-for-Profit Accounting and Financial Reporting Track
    • GAAP for NFPs
    • Financial Statement Presentation
    • Assets
    • Investments
    • Programmatic Investments
    • Split-interest Agreements and Endowments
    • Liabilities
    • Fair Value Issues Specific to NFPs
    • Net Assets
    • Revenue from Contributions
    • Exchange and Agency Transactions
    • Expenses

Tax Compliance

  • Not-for-Profit Tax Compliance Track
    • Tax-exempt Status
    • Unrelated Business Income Tax
    • Introduction to Form 990
    • Federal and State Filing Requirements
    • Private foundations

Governance and Assurance

  • Not-for-Profit Governance and Assurance Track
    • Best Practices in Board Governance
    • Risk Assessment and Internal Controls
    • Fraud Overview and Prevention
    • Auditing Considerations
    • Planning the Audit Engagement
    • Financial Oversight, Budget and Strategy

Which Certificate is Right for You?

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I'm new to nonprofits after having spent my entire career on the for profit side. This course strikes a good balance between providing an introduction but also a decent depth of coverage. – Paul Hilger

The course is a comprehensive overview of the beginning to intermediate issues encountered in most non- profit environments. The method of delivery--short, logical modules--makes it easy to complete the program at your own pace. – Wendy Sorel

As a CPA in public practice emphasizing in serving nonprofit clients, I consider this certificate to be a differentiator in the marketplace. I have found the courses to be informative and relevant. – Michael Winward, Square & Company, PC

The NFP Certificate Program has proven to be the most relevant CPE I've had in all my years of taking Continuing Professional Education. It was pertinent to my area of work and still provided me with knowledge that I did not have. – Bryant Richardson, Annuciation Orthodox School

The content has been relevant to my work and presented in a clear and concise manner. It has helped me with my assigned duties at the non-profit where I serve as a staff accountant. – Mark Hall

Which Certificate is Right for You?