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Announcing ResearchPoint Certification For 2018

Starting in 2018, ResearchPoint users can now showcase their knowledge through Blackbaud Certification! Blackbaud
University is excited to offer a certified learning opportunity that recognizes student achievement and helps validate ResearchPoint product knowledge. We’re providing this development opportunity to reflect our students’ commitment to excellence.

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

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Ready to prove your ResearchPoint product knowledge? Start the process to become Blackbaud Fundamentals certified in ResearchPoint. The recommended path to achieve product-specific certification is to first attend the Fundamentals series of courses, and then take the ResearchPoint 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 ResearchPoint user.


Certification Designation
  • Fundamentals: ResearchPoint bCRP

Fundamentals Exam Recommended Courses
Bonus: All recommended courses and the ResearchPoint Fundamentals certification (bCRP) exam are included in Blackbaud University’s Learn More® and Learn Everything® training subscriptions!

Credentials 
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 ResearchPoint 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 Leah Niblett on Jul 26, 2018 10:16 AM America/New_York