Professional Credits

Affiliated Organizations

ACFE/AICPA: National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

SHRM: Society for Human Resource Management

CFRE: Certified Fund Raising Executive

ACMP: Association of Change Management Professionals

NCBEL: North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveryors

PMI: Project Management Institute
*35 classroom hours required to sit for the PMP exam

More information:

Preapproved Credits

Preapproved credits are available for all courses.

  • Continuing Professional Education (CPEs)
  • Professional Development Credits (PDCs)
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFREs)
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • Professional Development Units (PDUs)

To receive professional credits, participants must attend all sessions and complete all course requirements for certificate eligibility.

Credit hours are based upon topic and competencies covered for each individual course.

Let us know if there are any professional credits you are looking to receive that are not listed above. We are happy to apply for preapproval.

  • Project Management

    *The Project Management Course Certificate and Course Overview may be submitted toward the required classroom hours (35) needed prior to taking the PMP exam.

    CFRE

    CFRECertified Fund Raising Executive 
                  Setting standards in philanthropy
    Full participation in this course is applicable toward the 10 point maximum on the initial CFRE application and 5 point maximum on the recertification application.

    SHRM

    SHRMSociety for Human Resource Management
    Wake Forest University’s Professional Certificate Program is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 36 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    National Registry of CPE Sponsors

    Program Level: Intermediate
    Delivery Method: Group Live
    CPE Credits available: 40.8 CPE credits
    Fields of Study: Specialized Knowledge (30 credits), Personal Development (10.8 credits)

    Advanced preparation for the course is not required. To register for the course, please contact us at WakeCERT@wfu.edu or register online here.

    For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our office at 704-365-1717.

    Wake Forest University is registered with the National Association of State Board of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credits. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org.

  • Nonprofit Essentials

    CFRE

    CFRECertified Fund Raising Executive 
                  Setting standards in philanthropy
    Full participation in the Wake Forest University Professional Certificate for
    -Nonprofit Essentials is applicable for 27 points
    -Leading Change is applicable for 24 points
    in Category 1.B – Education of the CFREInternational application for initial certification and/or recertification.

    Other CFRE approved Professional Certificate Courses:

    SHRM

    SHRMSociety for Human Resource Management
    Wake Forest University’s Professional Certificate Program is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 27 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

  • Strategy

    CFRE

    CFRECertified Fund Raising Executive 
                  Setting standards in philanthropy
    Full participation in this course is applicable toward the 10 point maximum on the initial CFRE application and 5 point maximum on the recertification application.

    SHRM

    SHRMSociety for Human Resource Management
    Wake Forest University’s Professional Certificate Program is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 24 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    Program Level: Intermediate
    Delivery Method: Group Live
    CPE Credits available: 27.2 CPE credits
    Fields of Study: Personal Development

    Advanced preparation for the course is not required. To register for the course, please contact us at WakeCERT@wfu.edu or register online here.

    For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our office at 704-365-1717.

    Wake Forest University is registered with the National Association of State Board of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credits. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org.

  • Design Thinking

    CFRE

    CFRE – Certified Fund Raising Executive 
                  Setting standards in philanthropy
    Full participation in this course is applicable toward the 10 point maximum on the initial CFRE application and 5 point maximum on the recertification application.

    SHRM

    SHRMSociety for Human Resource Management
    Wake Forest University’s Professional Certificate Program is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 24 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    National Registry of CPE Sponsors

    Program Level: Intermediate
    Delivery Method: Group Live
    CPE Credits available: 27.2 CPE credits
    Fields of Study: Personal Development

    Advanced preparation for the course is not required. To register for the course, please contact us at WakeCERT@wfu.edu or register online here.

    For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our office at 704-365-1717.

    Wake Forest University is registered with the National Association of State Board of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credits. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org.