Applying for EFA Certification

A wide range of resources are available for fundraising associations or training providers that are interested in developing an EFA Certified qualification.

Our Certification Handbook covers the key information, including the fundraising competencies, and information on the assessment process and training delivery. Details about the costs of applying for an EFA Certified training programme are set out within the Accreditation and Certification Guidelines. The full range of resources are set out below.

Guidance is also available from EFA or via our mentor programme, so please don't hesitate to get in touch. Email Denise Dawes if you have any queries.

Certification resources

The Certification Handbook draws together information about the fundraising competencies that will form the core of any professional fundraising qualification with guidelines for delivery of any such training.

EFA’s accreditation and certification guidelines set out the information for submitting a training programme for accreditation by EFA. This also covers the guidelines for those applying for re-certification.

A certification application form for organisations submitting a training programme for certification. (Applications for EFA Certification should be channelled through a national fundraising association.)

A re-certification application form is also available for organisations submitting a previously EFA accredited training programme for re-certification.

Terms of reference for joining EFA's certification committee.

Further support

A certification mentor programme is available through EFA, linking those organisations that have already set up EFA certified qualifications with those that are looking to develop training at this level.

Case studies are also available from EFA, setting out successful tried and tested certification structures.

For more information, contact our executive officer, Denise Dawes at: