The New Learning Dashboard Has Arrived

In March, we began transitioning NTEN’s professional certificates into an exciting new model. Previously you would join a scheduled cohort for a fixed curriculum over ten weeks and then choose your electives. We’ve moved to a model with an increased focus on flexibility, allowing everyone to create their personalized curriculum on a schedule that works for them. It allows for a greater emphasis on the topics you need for your work. As part of this transition, we’ve launched a new learning dashboard.

The learning dashboard has been completely rebuilt around the new certificate model with several additional features to make it easier than ever to keep track of your progress towards earning one (or both!) of NTEN’s professional certificates.

Major Updates

Certificate Requirements & Progress

Reviewing the requirements and your progress toward earning a certificate is as easy as clicking a button. Select the certificate you want to focus on, and you’ll see a list of requirements that automatically updates as you complete courses.


The new learning dashboard makes it easy to quickly focus on which courses you are currently working on so you know where to prioritize your time. It also keeps track of courses you have registered for but are not yet open, so you can easily plan your schedule.

Tracking Prepaid Credits

Trying to keep track of how many prepaid course credits you have is now easier than ever. You’ll always know how many credits you have remaining to use towards your next course registration.

Learn More

If you have already been working towards one of the certificates and have questions about the shift to the new model, be sure to read the Professional Certificate Transition FAQ.

If you are interested in enrolling in a certificate program or need options to purchase additional prepaid course credits, you can review available options during the transition.

You can always email us with any other questions, and a member of our program team will be happy to help.

Ash Shepherd
Chief Program Officer
Ash has been in love with the nonprofit sector for nearly two decades, where he has worked in the areas of conservation, environmental education, social work, youth program development, and technology consulting. He has been an active member of the NTEN Community, serving as a co-organizer of Portland’s 501 Tech Club, and completing a three-year term on the NTEN: Change Journal's Editorial Committee. Ash earned a B.S. from the University of Montana in Resource Management and a Masters in Environment and Development from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa.