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Blackbaud Certification: If you know it, certify it.

Certification at a Glance

bCRE offers three levels of certification: Associate, Professional, and Master. This is a progressive program, in which knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge builds with each level. All professionals must pass the Associate level before moving on to the Professional level, and they must pass the Professional level before moving on to the Master level.


Competencies Tested

Job Proficiencies

Associate Exam
$199 USD

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Raiser’s Edge navigation, data entry, record management (constituent, gift, and action), batch entry, optional modules, and user options

Entering gifts and pledges, entering and updating records, using notes, actions, and relationships

Professional Exam
$199 USD

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In-depth knowledge of query, mail, reports, dashboards, exports, action tracks, events, memberships, volunteers, tributes, prospect research, alumni records, and The Giving Score

Building queries, exporting and reporting, mail merging and donor acknowledgement, base level segmentation of donors for appeals, creating fundraising progress reports, creating board reports, developing and tracking fundraising strategy

Master Exam
$299 USD

Exam Coming Soon!

Expert knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge®, including: configuration, administration, SAP® Crystal Reports, and development of policies and procedures to define data consistency practices

Importing, managing and cleaning the database, system security and global functions

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Certification Prep Guide

Ready to prepare for the bCRE exam? Available for each level of certification, our free prep guides include areas covered in the test, sample questions, and key training paths. Download and study the prep guide before taking the exam to help ensure your certification success.

Associate Prep Guide
Professional Prep Guide: (Coming soon)
Master Prep Guide: (Coming soon)


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