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Where Have All The (Certification) Badges Gone?

A new year is usually synonymous with resolutions. Did you know that decluttering is one of the most popular resolutions made every year? It's a great way to take control of your life and eliminate stress!

That's exactly what we've done with your certification badge on your profile pages.

Now, no matter how many certifications you earn, you'll receive one "Blackbaud Certified" badge. This replaces the multitude of badges we had for each certification.


Have no fear! You can still show off all of your certifications on your profile page. Your list now lives on the left side of the page under "Certifications."


That list populates after you claim your badge in Community.

Questions? Comments? Leave them in the comments below.

Are you Blackbaud Certified? Is it your goal to earn a certification this year? Let us know that too!
Posted by Crystal Bruce on Jan 1, 2019 8:56 PM America/New_York

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Hi Crystal-- Happy New Year ~ 
How do I go about being Blackbaud certified?
Tawna England - Ohio
  • Posted Wed 02 Jan 2019 08:17 AM EST
Thank you Crystal.  Speaking of decluttering, I have been do that pretty much most of 2018.  It's a great feeling. Course it requires a constant effort :)
  • Posted Wed 02 Jan 2019 09:00 AM EST
I don't think I like this. I was so proud of my accomplishment when I moved from "Blackbaud Certified" to "Professional". But I can see how it keeps things cleaner.
  • Posted Wed 02 Jan 2019 09:19 AM EST
I liked having the "pro" on my badges, but I can see how this would clear things up.
  • Posted Wed 02 Jan 2019 10:03 AM EST
Denise KelleyClaudia Sauers‍ I took your feedback back to the BBU team and they think making a PRO badge is a great idea. We are working on getting a pro badge that is slightly different from the certification badge. Probably with the word "Pro" on it. :-)
  • Posted Wed 02 Jan 2019 10:34 AM EST
I am an old Fundware User who wants to get trained and certified on Financial Edge. Exactly how to I get certified? Please email me Thanks! 
  • Posted Wed 02 Jan 2019 10:59 AM EST
Hi, Crystal!

How do I claim the certification badge in Community?  It's not in my profile, and I don't see anything in the help section.  I searched the community, and found two posts referring to - but I get a 404 Page Not Found error, when I get there.  Where should I go?

Thank you!
  • Posted Wed 02 Jan 2019 12:47 PM EST
Hi, Crystal 

Happy New Year!!
I would like to know about the certification and how can I avail it.

  • Posted Wed 02 Jan 2019 12:56 PM EST
Hi! For those asking about certification - you can check out the training section at!
  • Posted Wed 02 Jan 2019 01:15 PM EST
Art Bryman bCRE bCFE‍ I PM'd you. Thanks!
  • Posted Wed 02 Jan 2019 01:16 PM EST
Hi! Pulled up my profile and do not see my RE and Altru certifications listed anymore. Nothing appears on left side  . . . where are they?  Please let me know how to access - thanks!
  • Posted Wed 02 Jan 2019 01:36 PM EST
Hey Cindy Beres‍ - I PM'd you.
  • Posted Wed 02 Jan 2019 01:39 PM EST
Well, I've now renewed both Fundamentals and Pro Certification for 2019  :) 
  • Posted Wed 02 Jan 2019 02:25 PM EST
Just don't mess with the Ninja badge ;-)
  • Posted Wed 02 Jan 2019 03:49 PM EST
No way Joanne Felci‍ ! I would nevvahh!
  • Posted Wed 02 Jan 2019 03:49 PM EST
Update: Pro badges added!
  • Posted Thu 03 Jan 2019 11:28 AM EST
Where is the "left side of the page under certifications"? Thanks!
  • Posted Thu 03 Jan 2019 11:30 AM EST
Katie Meredith‍ updated the blog with a photo. It is on your profile page. :-)
  • Posted Thu 03 Jan 2019 11:36 AM EST
My link for the Pro badge is broken. How do I go about claiming it? I also don't have a link for the bcre one. - broken link.

  • Posted Fri 04 Jan 2019 10:12 AM EST
Nicole Creason‍  just pm'd you!
  • Posted Fri 04 Jan 2019 11:03 AM EST
I just got Blackbaud certified today! Great way to start 2019 :)
  • Posted Sat 05 Jan 2019 02:17 PM EST
Is there a recommended course guideline for taking the Pro certification?  thanks
  • Posted Mon 07 Jan 2019 09:47 AM EST
Hi! I can't seem to see my certifications on the left side either, as I saw Cindy's comment below. Can you help? Thanks!
  • Posted Mon 07 Jan 2019 10:26 AM EST
I've been using Raiser's Edge for 2 years now and took all the Fundamentals courses before our database went live in RE, but haven't taken the exam yet. It is my goal to take the exam and get certified the first half of this year. 
  • Posted Mon 07 Jan 2019 10:53 AM EST
Karina Meiklejohn‍ pm'd you!
  • Posted Mon 07 Jan 2019 11:07 AM EST
Hi Crystal! Happy New Year! Thank you for all you're doing for the community! The new look is very clean, but I can't see my certifications - how do I claim them in the community? Thank you!
  • Posted Mon 07 Jan 2019 01:44 PM EST
I have 2 on certifications (core and oncampus) and RE but only learning management is showing. If I got to the correct page to look. 
  • Posted Mon 07 Jan 2019 03:33 PM EST
Hi Crystal,
I do not see my RE certification badge in my profile, can you tell me how to claim it? Thanks!
  • Posted Fri 18 Jan 2019 12:29 PM EST
Hi Crystal, yet another person who doesn't have the certifications options on the left (no member role either). 
  • Posted Thu 24 Jan 2019 04:20 PM EST
Hi Crystal,
I do not see my RE Certifications or Badges on my profile.  Can you help with this? Thanks.
  • Posted Fri 15 Feb 2019 11:31 AM EST
Planning on getting certified this year.
  • Posted Wed 20 Mar 2019 10:25 AM EDT
I have a question (or ten!) I hope to do my certification this year. I originally got set up in BB community with my old workplace so now I have an account under my personal email address in the Champions system, and this is my account for my new workplace, which is a one-year contract. If I do my certification, how do I ensure it stays with "me" and not my contract employer login. Does that even make sense? Ha, thanks.
  • Posted Thu 25 Apr 2019 10:53 AM EDT
I love my badges but understand branding and moving forward!
  • Posted Fri 26 Apr 2019 10:39 AM EDT