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2022 Licensed Consultant Training

November 14 to 16, 2022
Baltimore, Maryland

The application for the 2022 Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant Training is now CLOSED.

Applications were due on July 15, 2022, 11:59 pm EST.
Read our Covid-19 Policies and information here.

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TrainingMaster the knowledge, skills, and tools that empower you to bring your expertise in best practices to nonprofits across the nation.

The Standards for Excellence® Institute continues to build a national network of qualified consultants licensed to provide training, consulting, and support on the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector. The Licensed Consultant Training is an exclusive, professional development initiative that gives independent consultants the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to work with nonprofit organizations across the country interested in learning about, conducting self assessments, implementing change, and becoming accredited in the Standards for Excellence Program.


  • Background on the importance of self-regulation for the nonprofit sector
  • Overview of the Standards for Excellence program and the specific content contained within the 67 guidelines of the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector
  • Facilitation and training development to support program utilization in your practice
  • How to use take-home tools to help assess organizations in alignment with the code


  • Three-day in-person licensing seminar at Canopy Harbor Point in Baltimore, Maryland.  Tuition includes all-day beverage service, light breakfast, snack breaks, and lunch each program day and a networking dinner. (Please note that tuition excludes transportation and overnight hotel guest accommodations.  Hotel rooms at Canopy can be reserved at $144 per night.)
  • Two-year license to provide Standards for Excellence consultation to nonprofit clients
  • Two-year membership to the Standards for Excellence Institute
  • Consultant listing in a searchable online directory (and individual profile page) on the Standards for Excellence Institute’s website, promoting your status as a National Licensed Consultant in all facets of Standards for Excellence code
  • The Licensed Consultant program is approved by CFRE International and provides 1.5 hours of fundraising content and 8 hours of non-fundraising content.
  • Access to training tools and knowledge base including:
    • Educational tools for all Standards for Excellence signature training programs including PowerPoint slides, curricula notes, and resource handouts
    • Educational Resource Packets (3 full sets of each of the 27 educational resource packets) included free – additional copies available to purchase at a reduced rate)
    • 20 copies of the Standards for Excellence Codebook (additional copies available to purchase at a reduced rate)


Standards for Excellence and Maryland Nonprofits members - $1,785; Nonmembers - $1,935. (Tuition fees do not include travel and lodging.)

Installment payment plans are available. A $150 discount is provided to individuals who are currently associate members of Maryland Nonprofits or the Standards for Excellence Institute. 

Some geographic locations are served by a licensed Standards for Excellence replication partner. Please verify if you are located in a region covered by a replication partner by visiting your geographic region is covered by a replication partner, please attach a letter of support from that replication partner endorsing your candidacy as a Licensed Consultant. The application form will prompt you to upload this letter.


Licensed Consultant Training participants will receive a full refund or the option of applying their fee to the 2023 Licensed Consultant Training program if we must cancel the training due to COVID-19. If Licensed Consultant Training participants must cancel their participation in the Licensed Consultant program due to their COVID-19 diagnosis (or that of a family member living in their home), we will provide a full refund.

Read more information regarding our COVID-19 policy.


This year, the Standards for Excellence Institute is offering three partial scholarships to participants of the Licensed Consultant program.  To learn more about scholarships and to apply, click HERE.


Contact Rachel Mygatt at or 443-438-2343 or Amy Coates Madsen, Director of the Standards for Excellence Institute, at or 443-438-2314.