Become a certified Community Engagement Professional through Campus Compact's Credentialing Program

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Applications are now open for our Community Engagement Professional Credential Program! Earn credentials in core areas of community engagement practice and receive digital badges that validate your knowledge, skills, experience, and critical commitments in those areas. Each credential recognizes and validates your competency in a specific area of higher education community engagement practice.

Purpose of the program:

The purpose of the credentialing program is to provide civic and community engagement practitioners with a means to gain formal recognition for the knowledge and skills they possess and to enhance their professional competencies in ways that encourage more effective, inclusive, and equity-based partnerships and practices.

How it works:

Become fully certified by earning 5 credentials across a range of competency areas that are critical to success in higher education civic and community engagement. Earn all 3 essential credentials, and choose 2 elective credentials to be eligible to apply for full certification.

Available credentials:

Essential credentials:
Elective credentials:

Who should apply?

  • individuals considering careers in the field
  • young professionals
  • established engagement professionals and faculty
  • anyone interested in civic and community engagement

Learn more about the credentialing program in the CEP Credential Program Handbook.

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Questions? Get in touch

Emily Phaup

Emily Phaup

Professional Development Manager

Questions about the credentialing program? Get in touch with Emily Phaup, Campus Compact's Professional Development Manager.