Raiser’s Edge Fundamentals, Raiser’s Edge NXT Fundamentals, & Raiser’s Edge NXT Professional Certifications For 2021
You know Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT and Raiser’s Edge inside and out. But can you prove it? Blackbaud certification in Raiser’s Edge NXT and Raiser’s Edge is the best way to demonstrate your level of product mastery. If you’re ready to prove what you know, get certified!
Blackbaud University offers certified learning opportunities to recognize student achievement and help validate product knowledge. We provide these development opportunities to reflect our students’ commitment to excellence.
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Ready to take the first step in proving your Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT or Raiser’s Edge product knowledge? Start the process to become Blackbaud Fundamentals certified in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT or Raiser’s Edge. The recommended path to achieve product-specific certification is to first attend the Fundamentals series of courses, and then take the Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT Fundamentals Exam or the Raiser’s Edge Fundamentals Exam (search Training Central using the keywords Raiser’s Edge Exam).
If you have previously taken the Fundamentals courses, or feel you have the necessary product skills and knowledge, you may proceed to the exam. Students who pass with an 80% score or better are Fundamentals certified. Passing this exam enables access to all courses for which the Fundamentals certification is a prerequisite. Fundamentals certification is a great milestone for every Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT and Raiser’s Edge user.
Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT Fundamentals Exam recommended courses are listed under the Fundamentals section of the curriculum datasheet.
Raiser’s Edge NXT: Fundamentals - Overview
Raiser's Edge NXT: Fundamentals - Portfolio
Raiser's Edge NXT: Fundamentals - Gift Management
Raiser’s Edge NXT: Fundamentals - Lists and Dashboards
Raiser's Edge Fundamentals Exam recommended courses are listed under the Fundamentals section of the curriculum datasheet.
Raiser’s Edge: Fundamentals - Constituents
Raiser’s Edge: Fundamentals - Gifts
Raiser’s Edge: Fundamentals - Query
Raiser’s Edge: Fundamentals - Data Analysis and Extraction
Are you ready to take the next step? Blackbaud University provides a secondary level of certification for Raiser’s Edge NXT users. This Professional level of certification indicates a broader and deeper knowledge set. Eligibility for Professional certification requires Fundamentals certification. Students who pass with an 80% score or better are certified at the Professional level.
Before attempting the Professional exam, we suggest being comfortable with the following topics. To learn more about a topic or brush up on your skills, take the recommended courses for that topic.
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Bonus: The Raiser’s Edge Fundamentals certification exam is free to all users. Additionally, Blackbaud University Raiser’s Edge Learn More and Learn Everything training subscribers have the recommended courses, exams, and certifications included in their subscriptions!
When you achieve accreditation, you join a savvy community of professionals who are Blackbaud experts, and you attain credentials recognized as the industry standard. Blackbaud Certification validates your credentials, enhances your resume, and helps advance your career.
Bonus: When you pass your certification exam, you’ll receive a certificate and will be able to start promoting your Fundamentals or Professional designation. You will also receive an email from Blackbaud with a link to download the certification seal to share on social media pages, and a small digital icon to use on your business cards, resume, and email signature. You can even promote your Raiser's Edge Fundamentals, Raiser's Edge NXT Fundamentals, or Raiser's Edge NXT Professional certification status on your LinkedIn profile and with a badge on your Blackbaud Community profile!
Every certification identifies the year it was achieved. There is no expiration on a certification, but the year gives context to when the title was achieved. We encourage students to periodically renew certification in order to reflect updates in the product platforms. You can use your certification as exemption from Raiser’s Edge instructor-led prerequisite courses for a full three years after certification date.
No Course Requirement
We want you to pass your certification examination; we therefore recommend specific courses be taken before attempting certification. However, if you feel you possess skills and knowledge strong enough to pass an exam, we encourage you to take the exam without taking the recommended courses. To learn what topics are covered in a recommended course (and in the associated certification exam), please review the course Abstract.