CEFL Certification Program Registration

  • Monday, May 02, 2022
  • Friday, November 04, 2022
  • (Online) Asynchronous


Join the 2022 CEFL Cohort!

The Certificate in Education Foundation Leadership, CEFL, is the professional standard and is the only certification program designed exclusively for education foundation leaders and executives. This program provides foundation leaders with specific skills and knowledge required to lead and manage an education foundation, regardless of size.

The CEFL Certification Program is an asynchronous online platform which allows for both the integration of self-paced coursework with networking with peers from across the country.

This six-course, six-month program is ideal for education foundation leaders, foundation staff, and board members who are passionate about the advancement of the industry, their foundation, and their professional growth.


You must be a member in good standing with the NAEF and maintain active membership to retain certification.


Full program registration and for course CEFL 101 closes on Friday, April 22, 2022. You can also choose to register and pay by course.

Registration Fee

The cost for the six-course program is $3,000 and we provide two payment options:

  • Pay in full and receive a 10% or $300 discount. Payment of $2,700 must be received on or before April 29, 2022
  • Pay by the course at $500/each. We must receive payment before the start of the course.

We must receive payment in advance of the course start date to provide you with access to the online learning platform.

Course Calendar

The six-course session begins May 2 and concludes November 4, 2022. There are two one-week breaks offered between courses 102/103 and 104/105.

Access our CEFL Certification web page

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