Certificate Program

NLC University attendees are acknowledged for participation in individual courses, and recognized for achievement over time through the award of certificates based on accumulated credits. Participants are recognized for their achievements at the Annual Leadership Luncheon at the Congress of Cities and Exposition and the Congressional City Conference. 

Each level of achievement has its own form of recognition. The certificate levels include:

Certificate Level

Credits

Bronze

16

Silver

36

Gold

50

Platinum

67

Diamond

80

Diamond Cum Laude

120

Diamond Magna Cum Laude

200

Diamond Summa Cum Laude

320


The NLC University Certificate Program builds on four core proficiency areas:

Four Proficiency Areas:

Leadership

Management

Engagement

Expertise


Below is a list of training categories and corresponding credits:

Training Category

Credits

Pre-Conference Seminar (half day)

2 credits

Pre-Conference Seminar (full day)

4 credits

Summit (2.5 day program)

10 Credits