Master the principles of Results-Based Accountability, boost your leadership potential, and help improve your community with an RBA Professional Certification from Clear Impact. 

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Program Overview

The Results-Based Accountability Professional Certification Program from Clear Impact is an online training and certification course designed for individuals and organizations that want to master the principles of RBA. By participating in the course, you will deepen your knowledge, enhance your RBA implementation skillset, and become better equipped to lead data-driven initiatives. Certifying staff in Results-Based Accountability can help organizations increase internal capacity, improve performance, and create measurable results for customers and communities. The RBA Professional Certification is 100% online, meaning you can learn at your own pace and convenience.

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Student Benefits

  • Strengthens your capacity to create clear, measurable impact in the lives of your customers and communities that you serve
  • Increases the speed at which you can master the principles of Results-Based Accountability
  • Enhances your ability to train others in Results-Based Accountability
  • Boosts your leadership potential in performance management
  • Increases your qualification to practice Results-Based Accountability in the form of a standardized credential
  • Provides a resume booster to increase your marketability and find new opportunities to create measurable impact
  • Get a snazzy plaque to show off your certification to the world
RBA Professional Certification

Course Content

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The RBA Professional Certification Program offers a comprehensive curriculum of RBA concepts and principles, including:

  • How to achieve language discipline for consistency
  • The difference between Population and Performance Accountability
  • Creating Results, Indicators, and Performance Measures
  • Turning the Curve
  • Leadership and RBA
  • Building a learning organization with RBA
  • RBA applied
  • Practical methods to get started and sustain the practice of RBA

This course offers engaging and interactive instruction, including:

  • Engaging instructional videos led by real RBA experts
  • Interactive exercises, games, and learning assessments
  • RBA success stories to supplement understanding

Course texts are included in the price of the certification program. Read: how will I be tested?

What People are Saying

Rachel Gillespe

The RBA Professional Certification helped me to master the principles and activities of Results-Based Accountability. Through this certification course, I was able to take a deeper dive and explore various settings and uses of RBA. It also allowed me to make connections between the work of our own coalition, how RBA can be used for our agency’s own programs, and how RBA can connect all parts of a community to integrate their work for the good of the whole.The certification was easy to navigate through the online portal, and the administrators had several check in points to allow me as the learner to ask questions and to test my knowledge and apply their principles to my own work in the community. Finally, I was given critical feedback on my work, which allowed me to hone my skills, and the ending was an opportunity to practice presenting the information to a group by recording a presentation. I thoroughly enjoyed all parts of this professional training and would highly recommend it to anyone hoping to dive deeper into RBA.

Rachel Gillespie, Growing Together Program Director, Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services
Tolbert Mucheri

I am thrilled to be one of the first people to be awarded the RBA Professional Certification! This Results-Based Accountability course has sharpened my analytical acumen and enriched my decision-making toolkit. As a Social Development practitioner and researcher with a leading education-centric social investor, Higherlife Foundation, I believe additional knowledge on Turn-the-Curve thinking and data-driven decision making will definitely improve the quality of our programming as well as our ability to track our social return on investment. My RBA certification journey was very fruitful! Once again, thank you Clear Impact for this splendid course. To our Executive Co-Chair Mrs. Masiyiwa and Higherlife Foundation I say Asante sana, thank you!

Dr. Tolbert Mucheri, Senior Manager Research, Higherlife Foundation, Sub Saharan Africa
Lilo Altali

Boston registers the highest rate of locally focused nonprofits in the US. As a capacity builder in the region, we need accessible and fluid tools that allow us to work across sectors and organization sizes. The RBA framework is a simple way, yet powerful and refreshing, to measure performance and hold ourselves accountable. The RBA certification was digestible, relevant, and accessible to all sectors, experiences, and knowledge levels.

Lilo Altali, Project Manager, Learning Lab
Julie Hourigan Ruse

One of the biggest challenges we face in Australia is capacity building across an enormous and diverse NGO sector. The RBA Professional Certification provides an accessible online learning opportunity that promotes local fidelity of the Results-Based Accountability framework. Certification is relevant for anyone wanting to measure the impact of their work to achieve better outcomes for vulnerable children, young people, families, and communities.

Julie Hourigan Ruse, New South Wales Family Services, Inc.
Frances Lyons

We have seen good RBA practice and bad RBA practice in Northern Ireland.  The RBA Professional Certification will enable others to be able to understand the difference.

Frances Lyons, National Children's Bureau
Anne McIntyre-Lahner

Results-Based Accountability has been a powerful tool for improving outcomes for the children and families served by Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families. As the agency’s Director of Performance Management, I use RBA on a daily basis. It not only serves as a framework for developing agency strategies, but it also helps my work with colleagues as they develop regional and division-wide strategies and performance measures. RBA is the difference between driving change and spinning our wheels.

Anne McIntyre-Lahner, Connecticut Department of Children and Families

Pricing & Registration

$1,750 USD/ Student


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