ResearchPoint Fundamentals Certification
Great news—Blackbaud University 2022 Certification is available now!
Ready to prove your ResearchPoint product knowledge? Start the process to become Blackbaud Fundamentals certified in ResearchPoint. The recommended steps to achieve product-specific certification is to complete the series of courses in the Fundamentals Learning Path, 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. To proceed to the exam, visit the page, and click GET CERTIFIED at the bottom of the page.
Fundamentals Exam recommended courses are listed under the Fundamentals Learning Path on BlackbaudU Campus.
- ResearchPoint: Fundamentals - Prospect Research
- ResearchPoint: Fundamentals - Research Tools
Bonus: The ResearchPoint Fundamentals certification exam is free to all users. All recommended courses are included in Blackbaud University’s ResearchPoint Learn More and Learn Everything training 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 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 on your LinkedIn and Blackbaud Community profiles!
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 ResearchPoint 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.
ResearchPoint does not currently have a Professional Certification. Only Raiser's Edge NXT and Financial Edge NXT have Professional level certifications.
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