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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. Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) is the only Washington, DC-area firm eligible to lead the CNAP training. 

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 submit your organization’s Form 990 and audited financials in order to refer to them during the course. 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 not-for-profit 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. Please submit to CBM’s CNAP administrator via email at cnap@cbmcpa.com.

REGISTRATION: Registration has been closed for May’s training. Please stay tuned for our next session in the Fall.

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




CBM is an approved provider of Certified Association Executive (CAE) education-based credit. The firm’s CNAP program meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program the firm offers which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and CBM 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.

CBM is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Due to the virtual nature of the presentation, CBM is only able to approximate the number of CPE and CAE credits that can be earned through the completion of the program. As such, the firm approximates that between 12-14 credits may be earned toward your CPE and CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.


CONTACT US: For more information about upcoming CNAP trainings, please contact CNAP Administrator Joyce Putman at cnap@cbmcpa.com