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Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) Training

The Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) program is sponsored by member firms of the NonprofitCPAs. CNAP is a national initiative developed to recognize excellence in the nonprofit industry through comprehensive qualification, training, and examination. CBM – Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell P.C. is the only Washington, DC-area firm eligible to lead the CNAP training. 

Registration has now closed for the September 16-17, 2019 Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional training program. Details about the next training in 2020 will be available soon.

The course has a built-in self-assessment component that gives participants the ability to immediately apply their new knowledge against their organization’s capacity and leave the program with an action plan. If available, we ask you to please bring your organization’s Form 990 and audited financials in order to refer to them during the course. For those CPAs interested in CNAP, CBM is authorized to offer CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credit through the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain confidence in your skills and take your career to the next level!

WHO CAN BENEFIT: Nonprofit bookkeepers, staff accountants and any professional (including non-CPAs) charged with the financial management of a nonprofit organization including trade and membership associations.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Eligible applicants must have at least 18 months of experience in a financial position within a nonprofit organization and submit a letter of attestation (see below) from either a past or present employer to verify work experience. Participants who do not yet have 18 months of experience may still participate but will not be issued certificates of completion until they have reached that benchmark.

LETTER OF ATTESTATION: In addition to filling out a registration form, which you can access by clicking one of the registration links on this page, you will also need to submit a letter of attestation to verify your work experience. Feel free to use this downloadable template for your letter of attestation. Complete the letter, scan it and submit it to CBM’s CNAP administrator by filling out this form.

Please do not submit the letter of attestation via email.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for a list of frequently asked questions. 


CAE ACCREDITATION CREDIT: Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) is an approved provider of Certified Association Executive (CAE) education-based credit. The Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) training program meets the requirements for fulfilling professional development requirements to earn or maintain the CAE credential. Every program that CBM offers which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.asaecenter.org/cae. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, the CNAP program may be applied for 14-16 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

NEXT CNAP TRAINING – September 16-17, 2019 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm). Registration for this program has now closed. Details about CBM’s next CNAP training program will be available soon. 

FEES: $650. The fee includes 2 days of in-person training, all course materials, exam for certificate and certificate fee.

LOCATION: 1150 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

CONTACT US: For more information about upcoming CNAP trainings, please contact CNAP Administrator Joyce Putman using CBM’s contact form.