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Luminate Online Fundamentals Certification For 2018

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

Great New Year's news—Blackbaud University 2018 Certification is available now!

Fundamentals Certification

45f4ed1720373d2b953e102aecf7ef79-huge-blReady to prove your Luminate Online product knowledge? Start the process to become Blackbaud Fundamentals certified in Luminate Online. The recommended path to achieve product-specific certification is to first attend the Fundamentals series of courses, and then take the Luminate Online 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 series is a prerequisite. Fundamentals certification is a great milestone for every Luminate Online user.

Certification Designation

  • Fundamentals: Luminate Online bCLO

Fundamentals Exam Recommended Courses

Luminate Online: Fundamentals—Overview and Managing Constituents
Luminate Online: Fundamentals—Donations
Luminate Online: Fundamentals—Email
Luminate Online: Fundamentals—Data Analysis

Bonus: All recommended courses and the Luminate Online Fundamentals certification (bCLO) exam are included in Blackbaud University's Learn More® and Learn Everything® training subscriptions! The Luminate Online bCLO exam is also included in the regional course Luminate Online: Fundamentals and Certification.


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 Certified 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 certification status 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 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.

Posted by Allison King on Jan 2, 2018 10:00 AM America/New_York