Are you thinking of attending a CNAP class, but have some questions…?
WHAT IS THE CERTIFIED NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL (CNAP) PROGRAM?
Sponsored by member firms of The Nonprofit CPAs Alliance, the CNAP program is a comprehensive qualification, training, and examination process designed to recognize excellence in the nonprofit industry.
WHAT TYPE OF TRAINING IS OFFERED IN THE CNAP PROGRAM?
Practical, relevant, and timely training is taught by experienced and knowledgeable professionals who concentrate their financial and consulting services in the nonprofit industry. Whether used as a refresher course or as means to gain industry-specific knowledge, the specialized hands-on curriculum – including ideas to improve the profitability of your organization – will yield immediate benefits. The curriculum also includes basic and intermediate nonprofit accounting, as well as in-depth training on more advanced issues such as internal controls and budgeting for nonprofit organizations.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ATTAINING THE CNAP DESIGNATION?
- Improved skills and knowledge obtained via the specialized training
- Enhanced credibility within the industry as a professional committed to excellence in nonprofit financial management
- Increased professional knowledge and capability
- National recognition in your industry
- Increased value to your nonprofit organization
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO EARN THE CNAP CERTIFICATION?
The program is beneficial for bookkeepers, staff accountants, and any professional charged with the financial management of a nonprofit organization. These individuals are the key personnel in any industry that will gain basic and intermediate accounting and reporting skills by achieving the CNAP designation.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION?
- Submit registration application, a letter verifying nonprofit finance experience and fees
- Complete the required training course within 36 months of starting your course
- Pass the exam at the end of each training course
IS THERE AN EXAM AT THE END OF TRAINING?
A requirement for certification is that candidates pass an exam given at the end of the course. The exam is “open book” and is the same for all candidates regardless of where they complete the training. The passing grade for the exam is 75%.
WHAT IF I FAIL THE EXAM?
Any candidate who fails the exam will be allowed one opportunity to re-take it at a mutually convenient time and location. If a candidate fails the exam for a second time, they must re-attend training before repeating the exam.
Note: Payment for re-attending will be at the discretion of the trainer.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BECOME CERTIFIED?
$935 is the total program cost - Note: This amount is subject to change based on State
Your fees include:
- $95 CNAP Registration Fee: This is a one-time fee paid to The Nonprofit CPAs Alliance for national accreditation at the time you register or apply as a CNAP candidate
- $840 Tuition Fees: These fees are payable in full to the Nonprofit CPAs member firm hosting the program (All fees must be paid 30 days prior to attending your first session)
WHO CONDUCTS THE TRAINING?
Training follows a standardized curriculum and is conducted by Nonprofit CPAs member firms.
WHAT IS THE NONPROFIT CPAS ALLIANCE?
The Nonprofit CPAs Alliance is a nationwide network of CPA firms specifically selected for their experience in, and commitment to, servicing the nonprofit industry. Members combine their expertise to provide the highest quality services to improve the performance of nonprofit organization. Through Nonprofit CPAs’ education program and continuous exchange of ideas and information, members stay on the forefront of the nonprofit industry.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
See what some of our trainers say about the CNAP course
We asked a few of our CNAP trainers about the benefits of CNAP, why someone would want to attend a CNAP class, what an ideal candidate looks like, and to explain how CNAP has helped their past participants. Take a moment to watch the video below, and hear what they have to say.
See what some of our past participants have to say abou the CNAP course
Fiscal Management Associates, LLC (FMA) asking their participants "Why did you want to do the CNAP Course?"
If you have any additional questions, please contact Patrick Pruett at Patrick@therainmakercompanies.com or on 615-373-9880