Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA)


Join an elite group of professionals committed to excellence in the management and operation of local animal welfare and control organizations.  Learn more about the CAWA program:

Any questions about certification can be directed to certification@theaawa.org.

The Certificate in Organizational Leadership

Developed by Integris Performance Advisors, The Certificate in Organizational Leadership is a high impact, self-paced online course designed for leaders throughout the animal welfare industry. By learning and applying the skills and techniques of this program, you will:

  • Be equipped to drive your organization to higher levels of team performance, operational excellence, and employee engagement
  • Become more emotionally intelligent while gaining deep insights into what drives you and those you work with
  • Understand how to make your teams as productive and cohesive as possible
  • Learn how to improve processes and streamline how work gets done
  • Gain insights about the behaviors you must exhibit more frequently to be the most effective leader you can be

Leaders in any animal welfare organization, including senior executives, middle managers, and front line supervisors will benefit from this course, as will people who strive to become leaders someday.

Fees: $250 for Association Members, $375 for non-members. 

BULK REGISTRATION: Enroll 5 or more of your staff/volunteers for the program at once & save $50 per person. Not valid with other discounts. Contact us for instructions.

Get a feel for the program - watch the free introductory webinar recording: How Healthy is Your Organization?

Certificate Programs from MindEdge Learning


MindEdge Learning was founded in 1998 by Harvard and MIT educators, and specializes in online education for professional development. MindEdge offers Certificate Program bundles and course. Courses are typically are 3+ hours each and often carry credits from CFRE, SHRM, PMI, and more. MindEdge courses are approved by The Association for CAWA CE credits. Learn more.

Certificate in Creativity and Innovation

This certificate program will first help you become re-acquainted with your own stores of creativity and innovation. 

Certificate in Data Analytics

This certificate program provides an overview of topics in statistics and their applications in a variety of fields. 

Certificate in Finance Essentials

This certificate program introduces non-financial managers to the essentials of finance, helping you become conversant in critical financial terminology and how to calculate key financial management indicators.

Certificate in Human Resource Management

This suite of courses will teach you the basics of managing the benefits and policies that support an effective staff. 

Certificate in Nonprofit Management

This certificate program introduces current management issues for nonprofit organizations such as fundraising, board and volunteer development, budgeting, reading financial statements, leadership, marketing, and setting strategic direction.

PRSA Crisis Communication Certification Program


The Public Relations Society of America (PSRA), the nation’s largest association of PR and communications professionals, offers an online Crisis Communication Certification Program

Effective crisis communication can help organizations maintain trust, inspire consumer confidence and build competitive advantage. Recent poorly handled crises in business, government and nonprofits show how ineffective crisis communication can set an organization back significantly. Learn more about the on-demand, six hour online certificate program.

Members of The Association: obtain the PRSA discount code here to pay only $595 for the series. Non-members will pay the regular rate of $1,225.