Start by earning credentials in core areas of community engagement practice and receive digital badges that validate your knowledge, skills, experience, and critical commitments in those areas. Become fully certified by earning five credentials (3 essential and 2 elective) across a range of competency areas that are critical to success in higher education civic and community engagement. 

Program updates in progress

Over the next several months, Campus Compact will overhaul the Community Engagement Professional Credentialing Program to improve accessibility and increase opportunities for learning and growth. During this process, the existing Credentialing Program will be suspended, with the goal of resuming credential applications in Spring 2025.

Getting Certified

Earn credentials

Apply for credentials by demonstrating competency in a core area.

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Earn full certification

Earn 3 essential and 2 elective credentials for full certification.

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Who should participate?

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Individuals considering careers in the field

Are you a graduate who has been active in community-based work? A community leader who supports college student learning and partnerships? This could be the pathway for you.


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Emerging Professionals

Are you looking for ways to deepen your skill set and expand your network? Did you just complete a year of national service? Build your resume and take the next step in professional growth.


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Established engagement professionals and faculty

Have you built a career in community-based teaching, research, and partnership development? Earn this formal recognition for your years of experience and depth of knowledge. It may be easier than you think.

Credentialing Handbook

Find comprehensive details about how the Campus Compact Community Engagement Professional Credential works.