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Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® Fundamentals & Professional Certifications

You know Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT inside and out. But can you prove it? Blackbaud certification in Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT is the best way to demonstrate your level of product mastery. If you’re ready to prove what you know, get Blackbaud 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.

Great news—Blackbaud University 2022 Certification is available now!

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Ready to take the first step in proving your Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT product knowledge? Start the process to become Blackbaud Fundamentals certified in Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT. The recommended steps to achieve product-specific certification is to complete the series of courses in the Fundamentals Learning Path, and then take the Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT Fundamentals 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 Financial Edge NXT user. To proceed to the exam, visit the Financial Edge NXT Course Catalog page, and click GET CERTIFIED at the bottom of the page.

Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT Fundamentals Exam recommended courses are listed under the Fundamentals Learning Path on BlackbaudU Campus.
Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT: Fundamentals - Getting Started
Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT: Fundamentals - System Concepts
Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT: Fundamentals - Record Management
Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT: Fundamentals - Reports

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Are you ready to take the next step? Blackbaud University provides a secondary level of certification for Blackbaud Financial 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.
Certification Exam Topics Professional Certification Learning Path on BlackbaudU Campus
Reports Topic
  • Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT: Building Chart Organizers
  • Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT: Financial Statement Essentials
General Ledger Topic
  • Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT: Managing Account, Project, and Journal Entry Records
  • Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT: Building Budgets
Payables Topic
  • Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT: Vendors
  • Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT: Invoice Processing
  • Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT: Payment Processing
  • Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT: Advanced Payment Processing

Bonus: The Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT Fundamentals certification exam is free to all users. Additionally, Blackbaud University Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT 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 Fundamentals or Professional certification status on your LinkedIn profile and with a badge on your Blackbaud Community profile!

No Expiration
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 current or previous year certification as exemption from Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT instructor-led prerequisite courses.

No Course Requirement
We want you to pass your certification examination and become Blackbaud Certified®; 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.
News Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® Blog 01/01/2021 7:55am EST

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This is a very helpful resource!

David Lee David Lee Jan '21
Thanks for the update, Mary.   Just bookmarked the page and look forward to review these topics.