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Blackbaud Certification: If You Know It, Certify It

Blackbaud University offers certified learning opportunities to recognize student achievement and validate product knowledge and industry expertise. We provide these development opportunities to reflect our students’ commitment to excellence.

Product Certification

The opportunity to earn product exams, badges, and certifications is included in Blackbaud University’s Learn More® and Learn Everything® training subscriptions. Fundamentals Certification from Blackbaud University is available for six Blackbaud product lines: Raiser’s Edge, Financial Edge, Education Edge, Altru, eTapestry, and Luminate Online. Users of K–12 “ON” Products can prove their knowledge by completing the K–12 “ON” Products Core Certification. Blackbaud University also provides a secondary level of certification for Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge users. This Professional level of certification indicates a broader and deeper knowledge set.

Industry Expertise Certification

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 product exams and recommended courses are included in any Learn More or Learn Everything training subscription, along with the opportunity to earn badges and certifications. Learn More and Learn Everything subscriptions both offer unlimited access to product certifications and recommended courses across your entire organization.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Certification and recommended Nonprofit Workshop courses are included with the Learn Everything subscription. Learn Everything offers unlimited access to Nonprofit Workshop courses and Nonprofit Fundraising Certification across your entire nonprofit organization.

For individuals who do not have one of these Blackbaud Learn® subscriptions, exams are $100. This fee provides two attempts to pass with a score of 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, healthcare 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 CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing, and analytics. 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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