CNP Central Registration

Hello changemaker! You are in the right place. The Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) program will help you make a difference in your community and the world.

Successful social sector leadership is more than accumulating knowledge -- it’s combining knowledge and on-the-ground experience. This is what makes the CNP credential program unique. While pursuing the CNP credential, you will:

  • Fulfill a volunteer service experience (at least 20 hours)
  • Participate in nonprofit professional experiences (at least 120 hours)
  • Attend Elevate, a virtual nonprofit professional development conference
  • Pass the CNP Exam
  • Earn a Bachelor's Degree

CNP Central

We partner with your campus to make sure you have a great CNP experience. CNP Central is the place to access all the CNP tools and nonprofit resources. It’s your headquarters for all things related to earning the CNP:

  • Get Connected: talk to other students across the country interested in leadership and service, just like you!
  • Find a Career L!FT: prepare for what’s after college, learn where to find an internship, or enhance your employability. 
  • Access the CNP Study Guide: ace the CNP Exam with this easy-to-use, online guide.

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The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

The demand for qualified nonprofit leaders has never been greater. Since 1948 the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance has been developing leaders to strengthen the social sector with a talented, prepared workforce.

The Alliance awards the nationally-recognized credential, the CNP. NLA’s Legacy Campuses offer the credential at a significantly discounted student rate to undergraduate, graduate, and recent alumni.

As a CNP, you’ll gain access to a network of 10,500+ powerful, well-connected nonprofit professionals who are making an impact in the world. We’re excited to work with you on your journey to becoming a CNP. Take the first step today! 

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