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THE ONLY NATIONAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION FOR PROFESSIONAL RÉSUMÉ WRITERS

The mission of the National Résumé Writers' Association, a nonprofit trade association for professional resume writers, is to increase the visibility of the industry, encourage ethical practices, promote excellence, and raise industry standards through peer marketing and training.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The NRWA strives to provide on-demand, relevant learning opportunities for career professionals including webinars and convenient training. Maintain your skills, build your credibility, and stay on top of the industry's dynamic trends. Learn about our upcoming events. 

Upcoming events

    • November 04, 2019
    • April 08, 2024
    • 54 sessions
    • Conference Call

    This is a committee meeting for the NRWA. For more information on how to join the committee, please email [email protected]

    • October 11, 2021
    • 12:01 AM
    • December 22, 2021
    • 11:59 PM
    • Contest
    Register

    NRWA Member Music &
    Personal Brand 
    Contest

    NRWA: Music and Your Personal Brand - What song represents your personal brand?

    We all have those songs that bring us back to a moment in time. Other songs inspire or energize us.

    To end the year on a high note (pun intended), the NRWA 4th Quarter Contest combines music and personal branding.

    The “Personal Brand Song” contest will run now through December 31, 2021. As always, all entries win bragging rights, and the best submission wins a $25 Amazon gift card.

    The contest guidelines are simple. Tell us what song represents your personal brand.

    Provide the name of the song and artist and explain why you chose this song. Is it the words, the music, or what the song reminds you of or represents? One submission per member. Please choose a song that will be at least somewhat familiar and limit your “why” to 250 words.

    Please note: To submit your original entry, please create a document (DOC or PDF) with the name of the song and artist, and your 250 words (or less) summary of what the song means or represents to you. If possible, please share a link to the song online (YouTube, etc.). 

    Click the "REGISTER" button to begin your submission. You will be asked to link your file on the registration page.

    By submitting an entry, contestants agree that their submissions will be shared at NRWA discretion (e.g. website, social media, etc.).

    • October 14, 2021
    • December 16, 2021
    • 9 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 0
    Registration is closed



    Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program

    (Fall 2021 Session)

    Classes will meet on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., ET
    October 14, 2021
     - December 16, 2021
    (week off for Thanksgiving)

    Registration Fee

    NRWA Members - $1,595*
    *Members who successfully complete the course and begin the NCRW certification process within 6 months of the final class will obtain a $25 discount on one sample submission (normally $75) and a $50 discount on the the NCRW exam fee (normally $250).

    Nonmembers - $1,895

    Advance your resume writing skills!

    The Fall 2021 cycle of the Writing Excellence Certification Preparation is the industry’s only training program that not only helps independent resume writers enhance their skills and prepare for certification, but also provides guidance and resources specifically tailored to help professionals who assist students and clients in writing their own resumes and cover letters.

    New features added to the program:

    • Before & After resumes and cover letters written specifically for college students and new grads.
    • Strategies for handling resume challenges with return-to-work adults, career changers, and those with limited work experience.
    • Online resources to help clients identify knowledge and skills to include in their documents that are relevant to their job and industry targets.
    • Specific starter questions you can ask to help students and clients drill down to their relevant accomplishments.
    • A tool to help students and clients evaluate their documents and identify areas for improvement.
    • Recommended resume and cover letter publications for college students/new grads, career changers, and return-to-work adults.

    Whether you write resumes and cover letters for your clients or coach/advise others on how to write them, this is the training program for you!

    Register now… class size is limited!

    Start early! Download the NCRW Study Guide* and begin studying today!

    *NCRW Study Guide download is exclusive to NRWA members.

    The Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program includes live, instructor-led webinars, focusing on resume and cover letter writing strategy with weekly homework assignments and in-depth feedback. All sessions are recorded to make it easy to reference key concepts. Participants are eligible for up to 20 Continuing Education (CE) credits.

    Learn more about the Writing Excellence program.

    Interested in this training, but feel like you can't afford the cost right now? If you apply for and pay with PayPal Credit, you have six months to pay for the program, interest-free. Email [email protected] before you register for details on payment with PayPal Credit.

    To use PayPal credit, please register without paying  on the final payment page and email us at [email protected] so we can send you a PayPal invoice.

    By participating in this training program, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the presentation when addressing questions or sharing information. You also understand that sessions will be recorded and may be made available to other NRWA members/nonmembers, during and after the program is completed, for further review.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to [email protected] when you register for the course/webinar.

    NRWA Payment and Refund Policy
    Payment must be received in full prior to the course start date. Registration with online payment is preferred, but Individuals may register online and mail a check to NRWA’s administrative office located at 2331 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050. An individual’s placement in a course is not finalized until payment is received in full.

    Refunds will not be issued for coursework, training, or certification once initiated. Registration fees will be refunded up to two weeks prior to the first class at 100%, less a $75 termination charge. No refunds will be provided within two weeks of the class start date. Refund requests must be made in writing to [email protected] 

    • November 04, 2021
    • December 09, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 13
    Registration is closed



    NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification

    Fall 2021

    Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn

    to Brand and Boost Job Seeker Success

    Two-hour sessions will take place on Thursdays from

    12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., ET on the following dates:

    Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, Dec 2, and Dec 9

    (skipping week of Thanksgiving)

    A Groundbreaking Certification

    As the only nonprofit dedicated to supporting resume writers and career professionals, the NRWA is delighted to announce the launch of this powerful certification program designed to help you help job seekers by unleashing the power of LinkedIn.

    Certification Includes

    • 5 weekly, live, two-hour sessions conducted via GotoWebinar.
    • Handouts for each session, resource pages, copy of all presentation slides and homework sheets
    • Recorded sessions, which will remain active for 90 days following the conclusion of the certification program.
    • An NCOPE Certification logo for you to proudly display on your website and personal business marketing collateral.
    • Three CEU credits.
    • Weekly NCOPE Open Office Hours – Open Forum Zoom Call – To review or ask questions on anything LinkedIn, screen sharing, group collaboration. The office hours will be held the following Wednesday after each class from 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m, ET. The dates are:  11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15

      Once you earn your NCOPE, you can join the monthly NCOPE open office hours held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at12:30 p.m., ET. You may also join our NCOPE-only LinkedIn group.


    Member Rate: $750 | Nonmember Rate: $925*

    Pricing includes all handouts, homework,
    and a multiple-choice certification quiz.

    Given the speed with which LinkedIn practices evolve, certification is valid for one year. The annual recertification fee is $129. To recertify, you will be required to watch two 90-minute webinars and pass two corresponding quizzes with a combined score of 80%. 

    *Nonmember rate includes one-year membership with the NRWA.

    Participants who receive a score of >80% on the end-of-course multiple-choice exam will earn certification.

    Educational materials are the exclusive property of the NRWA. Participants may not copy, share, or distribute educational materials.

    By participating in this training program, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the presentation when addressing questions or sharing information. You also understand that sessions will be recorded and may be made available to other NRWA members/nonmembers, during and after the program is completed, for further review.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to [email protected].org when you register for the course/webinar.

    NRWA Payment and Refund Policy

    Payment must be received in full prior to the course start date. Registration with online payment is preferred, but Individuals may register online and mail a check to NRWA’s administrative office: National Resume Writers’ Association, 2331 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050.

    An individual’s placement in a course is not finalized until payment is received in full. Refunds will not be issued for coursework, training, or certification once initiated. Registration fees will be refunded up to two weeks prior to the first class at 100%, less a $75 termination charge. No refunds will be provided within two weeks of the class start date. Refund requests must be made in writing to [email protected]

    • December 15, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    NRWA Member Mixer

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., ET

    All are welcome for the month of December!

    Make some new connections with NRWA colleagues during our Member Mixer. 

    This event will be held via Zoom and attendees will be randomly placed in a series of one-on-one breakout sessions, so you will have the opportunity to meet several members during the event. There is no fee, but please register here to receive the Zoom meeting details.


    • December 16, 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Zoom Call

    This quarterly call is geared to NRWA members in the New Business Owners category.  

    Click here for details and registration.

    Questions? Please email one of our Directors of Member Support:

    Kiersten Troutman - [email protected]
    Paul Bennett - [email protected]


    • December 17, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • webinar
    Register

    Reset for Success:
    Goal-setting for the New Year

    New Mindset - New Results
    Presented by: 
    Kim Ribich, NCRW, CDCS 

    Friday, December 17, 2021  |  12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., ET

    With the holidays upon us, it’s the perfect time to pause, reflect, and reset. What does personal and professional success look like for you and your business in 2022? Join Kim Ribich, NCRW, CDCS, as she shares practical and readily applicable goal-setting strategies that will enable you to mindfully close out 2021 and start the new year refocused and reenergized! In this session, you will learn:

    • Effective reflection techniques that will become the basis for your new year priority and goal setting.
    • How to choose the most supportive and impactful ways to accomplish your objectives.
    • How to recognize common distractions that knock you off course, and discover new strategies that will help you to quickly refocus.
    • An easy, habit-forming hack that will keep you and your business energized all year long.

    This one-hour webinar is $19.99 for NRWA members and $39.99 for nonmembers and does not qualify for a CEU. It will be recorded and distributed to all registrants, regardless of live attendance.

    About Kim Ribich:

    Following a rewarding 25+ year career in the nonprofit sector, including a seven-year event consulting business, Kim transitioned to career coaching and resume writing, applying her expertise spearheading projects from vision to implementation.

    Driven by a genuine caring for people, thoughtfulness, and commitment to quality, she is passionate about preparing clients to confidently step into the next chapter of their careers, helping them create clear visions, comprehensive plans, and polished marketing materials.

    Kim is a Nationally Certified Résumé Writer, Certified Digital Career Strategist, and Certified Life Coach. She recently joined the NRWA Board as the incoming 2022 Conference Chair.


    By participating in this course and/or webinar, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the course and/or webinar when addressing questions or information. You also understand that session recordings may be made available to any NRWA member/nonmember who registers/downloads the recordings at anytime in the future.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to [email protected] when you register for the course/webinar.

    • January 04, 2022
    • January 25, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 9
    Register


    Writing Excellence: Student and New Graduate Resumes and More

    Training Program

    Classes will meet on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., ET
    January 4, 2022 - January 25, 2022
    Registration Fee:
    $495 NRWA Members
    $670 Nonmembers (includes one yr membership)

    What the training includes:

    • Six hours of live instruction delivered over four 1.5 hour Zoom webinars, with plenty of time for Q&A. 
    • Four PowerPoint slide decks and multiple supplemental worksheets and reference guides. 
    • A portfolio of “Before & After” resumes written specifically for college students and new grads. 
    • Sample cover letters and LinkedIn profiles written for students and new grads. 
    • Strategies for handling common challenges presented by students and new grads, including unclear career goals and limited experience. 
    • Resources to help students and new grads identify knowledge and skills to include in their documents that are relevant to their job and industry targets. 
    • Specific starter questions you can ask to help students and new grads drill down to their relevant accomplishments. 
    • Ideas for how to customize standard templates and streamline the writing process. 
    • Six NRWA Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 
    • Case studies of actual college students and new grads will be presented in class to illustrate how each of the concepts were applied in transforming traditional resumes into modern marketing documents and developing branded marketing letters and LinkedIn profiles.
    • Student/New Grad Resume Specialist “badge” for you to display in your center or on your website signifying commitment to industry best practices and standards.

    Learn more about the Writing Excellence: Student and New Graduate Resumes and More training program.

    By participating in this training program, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the presentation when addressing questions or sharing information. You also understand that sessions will be recorded and may be made available to other NRWA members/nonmembers, during and after the program is completed, for further review.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to [email protected] when you register for the course/webinar.


    • January 12, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Registration is closed

    NRWA Member Mixer

    Wednesday, January 12, 2022
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., ET

    NRWA members only.

    Make some new connections with NRWA colleagues during our Member Mixer. 

    This event will be held via Zoom and attendees will be randomly placed in a series of one-on-one breakout sessions, so you will have the opportunity to meet several members during the event. There is no fee, but please register here to receive the Zoom meeting details.


    • February 02, 2022
    • March 30, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 10
    Register



    Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program

    Winter 2022 Session

    Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., ET
    February 2, 2022
     - March 30, 2022

    Registration Fee

    NRWA Members - $1,595*
    *Members who successfully complete the course and begin the NCRW certification process within 6 months of the final class will obtain a $25 discount on one sample submission (normally $75) and a $50 discount on the the NCRW exam fee (normally $250).

    Nonmembers - $1,770
    Registration includes one year of NRWA Membership.

    Advance your resume writing skills!

    The Winter 2022 cycle of the Writing Excellence Certification Preparation is the industry’s only training program that not only helps independent resume writers enhance their skills and prepare for certification, but also provides guidance and resources specifically tailored to help professionals who assist students and clients in writing their own resumes and cover letters.

    New features added to the program:

    • Before & After resumes and cover letters written specifically for college students and new grads.
    • Strategies for handling resume challenges with return-to-work adults, career changers, and those with limited work experience.
    • Online resources to help clients identify knowledge and skills to include in their documents that are relevant to their job and industry targets.
    • Specific starter questions you can ask to help students and clients drill down to their relevant accomplishments.
    • A tool to help students and clients evaluate their documents and identify areas for improvement.
    • Recommended resume and cover letter publications for college students/new grads, career changers, and return-to-work adults.

    Whether you write resumes and cover letters for your clients or coach/advise others on how to write them, this is the training program for you!

    Register now… class size is limited!

    Start early! Download the NCRW Study Guide* and begin studying today!

    *NCRW Study Guide download is exclusive to NRWA members.

    The Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program includes live, instructor-led webinars, focusing on resume and cover letter writing strategy with weekly homework assignments and in-depth feedback. All sessions are recorded to make it easy to reference key concepts. Participants are eligible for up to 20 Continuing Education (CE) credits.

    Learn more about the Writing Excellence program.

    Interested in this training, but feel like you can't afford the cost right now? If you apply for and pay with PayPal Credit, you have six months to pay for the program, interest-free. Email [email protected] before you register for details on payment with PayPal Credit.

    To use PayPal credit, please register without paying  on the final payment page and email us at [email protected] so we can send you a PayPal invoice.

    By participating in this training program, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the presentation when addressing questions or sharing information. You also understand that sessions will be recorded and may be made available to other NRWA members/nonmembers, during and after the program is completed, for further review.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to [email protected] when you register for the course/webinar.

    NRWA Payment and Refund Policy
    Payment must be received in full prior to the course start date. Registration with online payment is preferred, but Individuals may register online and mail a check to NRWA’s administrative office located at 2331 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050. An individual’s placement in a course is not finalized until payment is received in full.

    Refunds will not be issued for coursework, training, or certification once initiated. Registration fees will be refunded up to two weeks prior to the first class at 100%, less a $75 termination charge. No refunds will be provided within two weeks of the class start date. Refund requests must be made in writing to [email protected] 

    • February 15, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Registration is closed

    NRWA Member Mixer

    Tuesday, February 15, 2022
    Noon - 1:00 p.m. , ET

    NRWA members only.

    Make some new connections with NRWA colleagues during our Member Mixer. 

    This event will be held via Zoom and attendees will be randomly placed in a series of one-on-one breakout sessions, so you will have the opportunity to meet several members during the event. There is no fee, but please register here to receive the Zoom meeting details.


    • March 15, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Registration is closed

    NRWA Member Mixer

    Wednesday, March 15, 2022
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. , ET

    NRWA members only.

    Make some new connections with NRWA colleagues during our Member Mixer. 

    This event will be held via Zoom and attendees will be randomly placed in a series of one-on-one breakout sessions, so you will have the opportunity to meet several members during the event. There is no fee, but please register here to receive the Zoom meeting details.


    • April 28, 2022
    • June 23, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 10
    Register



    Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program

    Spring 2022 Session

    Classes will meet on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ET
    April 28, 2022
     - June 23, 2022

    Registration Fee

    NRWA Members - $1,595*
    *Members who successfully complete the course and begin the NCRW certification process within 6 months of the final class will obtain a $25 discount on one sample submission (normally $75) and a $50 discount on the the NCRW exam fee (normally $250).

    Nonmembers - $1,770
    Registration includes one year of NRWA Membership.

    Advance your resume writing skills!

    The Spring 2022 cycle of the Writing Excellence Certification Preparation is the industry’s only training program that not only helps independent resume writers enhance their skills and prepare for certification, but also provides guidance and resources specifically tailored to help professionals who assist students and clients in writing their own resumes and cover letters.

    New features added to the program:

    • Before & After resumes and cover letters written specifically for college students and new grads.
    • Strategies for handling resume challenges with return-to-work adults, career changers, and those with limited work experience.
    • Online resources to help clients identify knowledge and skills to include in their documents that are relevant to their job and industry targets.
    • Specific starter questions you can ask to help students and clients drill down to their relevant accomplishments.
    • A tool to help students and clients evaluate their documents and identify areas for improvement.
    • Recommended resume and cover letter publications for college students/new grads, career changers, and return-to-work adults.

    Whether you write resumes and cover letters for your clients or coach/advise others on how to write them, this is the training program for you!

    Register now… class size is limited!

    Start early! Download the NCRW Study Guide* and begin studying today!

    *NCRW Study Guide download is exclusive to NRWA members.

    The Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program includes live, instructor-led webinars, focusing on resume and cover letter writing strategy with weekly homework assignments and in-depth feedback. All sessions are recorded to make it easy to reference key concepts. Participants are eligible for up to 20 Continuing Education (CE) credits.

    Learn more about the Writing Excellence program.

    Interested in this training, but feel like you can't afford the cost right now? If you apply for and pay with PayPal Credit, you have six months to pay for the program, interest-free. Email [email protected] before you register for details on payment with PayPal Credit.

    To use PayPal credit, please register without paying  on the final payment page and email us at [email protected] so we can send you a PayPal invoice.

    By participating in this training program, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the presentation when addressing questions or sharing information. You also understand that sessions will be recorded and may be made available to other NRWA members/nonmembers, during and after the program is completed, for further review.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to [email protected] when you register for the course/webinar.

    NRWA Payment and Refund Policy
    Payment must be received in full prior to the course start date. Registration with online payment is preferred, but Individuals may register online and mail a check to NRWA’s administrative office located at 2331 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050. An individual’s placement in a course is not finalized until payment is received in full.

    Refunds will not be issued for coursework, training, or certification once initiated. Registration fees will be refunded up to two weeks prior to the first class at 100%, less a $75 termination charge. No refunds will be provided within two weeks of the class start date. Refund requests must be made in writing to [email protected] 

    • July 14, 2022
    • September 08, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 10
    Register



    Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program

    Summer 2022 Session

    Classes will meet on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ET
    July 14, 2022
     - September 8, 2022

    Registration Fee

    NRWA Members - $1,595*
    *Members who successfully complete the course and begin the NCRW certification process within 6 months of the final class will obtain a $25 discount on one sample submission (normally $75) and a $50 discount on the the NCRW exam fee (normally $250).

    Nonmembers - $1,770
    Registration includes one year of NRWA Membership.

    Advance your resume writing skills!

    The Summer 2022 cycle of the Writing Excellence Certification Preparation is the industry’s only training program that not only helps independent resume writers enhance their skills and prepare for certification, but also provides guidance and resources specifically tailored to help professionals who assist students and clients in writing their own resumes and cover letters.

    New features added to the program:

    • Before & After resumes and cover letters written specifically for college students and new grads.
    • Strategies for handling resume challenges with return-to-work adults, career changers, and those with limited work experience.
    • Online resources to help clients identify knowledge and skills to include in their documents that are relevant to their job and industry targets.
    • Specific starter questions you can ask to help students and clients drill down to their relevant accomplishments.
    • A tool to help students and clients evaluate their documents and identify areas for improvement.
    • Recommended resume and cover letter publications for college students/new grads, career changers, and return-to-work adults.

    Whether you write resumes and cover letters for your clients or coach/advise others on how to write them, this is the training program for you!

    Register now… class size is limited!

    Start early! Download the NCRW Study Guide* and begin studying today!

    *NCRW Study Guide download is exclusive to NRWA members.

    The Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program includes live, instructor-led webinars, focusing on resume and cover letter writing strategy with weekly homework assignments and in-depth feedback. All sessions are recorded to make it easy to reference key concepts. Participants are eligible for up to 20 Continuing Education (CE) credits.

    Learn more about the Writing Excellence program.

    Interested in this training, but feel like you can't afford the cost right now? If you apply for and pay with PayPal Credit, you have six months to pay for the program, interest-free. Email [email protected] before you register for details on payment with PayPal Credit.

    To use PayPal credit, please register without paying  on the final payment page and email us at [email protected] so we can send you a PayPal invoice.

    By participating in this training program, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the presentation when addressing questions or sharing information. You also understand that sessions will be recorded and may be made available to other NRWA members/nonmembers, during and after the program is completed, for further review.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to [email protected] when you register for the course/webinar.

    NRWA Payment and Refund Policy
    Payment must be received in full prior to the course start date. Registration with online payment is preferred, but Individuals may register online and mail a check to NRWA’s administrative office located at 2331 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050. An individual’s placement in a course is not finalized until payment is received in full.

    Refunds will not be issued for coursework, training, or certification once initiated. Registration fees will be refunded up to two weeks prior to the first class at 100%, less a $75 termination charge. No refunds will be provided within two weeks of the class start date. Refund requests must be made in writing to [email protected] 

    • October 13, 2022
    • December 15, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Online Classroom
    • 10
    Registration is closed



    Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program

    Fall 2022 Session

    Classes will meet on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., ET
    October 13, 2022
     - December 15, 2022
    (Thanksgiving week off)

    Registration Fee

    NRWA Members - $1,595*
    *Members who successfully complete the course and begin the NCRW certification process within 6 months of the final class will obtain a $25 discount on one sample submission (normally $75) and a $50 discount on the the NCRW exam fee (normally $250).

    Nonmembers - $1,770
    Registration includes one year of NRWA Membership.

    Advance your resume writing skills!

    The Fall 2022 cycle of the Writing Excellence Certification Preparation is the industry’s only training program that not only helps independent resume writers enhance their skills and prepare for certification, but also provides guidance and resources specifically tailored to help professionals who assist students and clients in writing their own resumes and cover letters.

    New features added to the program:

    • Before & After resumes and cover letters written specifically for college students and new grads.
    • Strategies for handling resume challenges with return-to-work adults, career changers, and those with limited work experience.
    • Online resources to help clients identify knowledge and skills to include in their documents that are relevant to their job and industry targets.
    • Specific starter questions you can ask to help students and clients drill down to their relevant accomplishments.
    • A tool to help students and clients evaluate their documents and identify areas for improvement.
    • Recommended resume and cover letter publications for college students/new grads, career changers, and return-to-work adults.

    Whether you write resumes and cover letters for your clients or coach/advise others on how to write them, this is the training program for you!

    Register now… class size is limited!

    Start early! Download the NCRW Study Guide* and begin studying today!

    *NCRW Study Guide download is exclusive to NRWA members.

    The Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program includes live, instructor-led webinars, focusing on resume and cover letter writing strategy with weekly homework assignments and in-depth feedback. All sessions are recorded to make it easy to reference key concepts. Participants are eligible for up to 20 Continuing Education (CE) credits.

    Learn more about the Writing Excellence program.

    Interested in this training, but feel like you can't afford the cost right now? If you apply for and pay with PayPal Credit, you have six months to pay for the program, interest-free. Email [email protected] before you register for details on payment with PayPal Credit.

    To use PayPal credit, please register without paying  on the final payment page and email us at [email protected] so we can send you a PayPal invoice.

    By participating in this training program, you are agreeing to let the instructor/facilitator call you by name during the presentation when addressing questions or sharing information. You also understand that sessions will be recorded and may be made available to other NRWA members/nonmembers, during and after the program is completed, for further review.

    Should you wish to remain anonymous, please request this in writing to [email protected] when you register for the course/webinar.

    NRWA Payment and Refund Policy
    Payment must be received in full prior to the course start date. Registration with online payment is preferred, but Individuals may register online and mail a check to NRWA’s administrative office located at 2331 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050. An individual’s placement in a course is not finalized until payment is received in full.

    Refunds will not be issued for coursework, training, or certification once initiated. Registration fees will be refunded up to two weeks prior to the first class at 100%, less a $75 termination charge. No refunds will be provided within two weeks of the class start date. Refund requests must be made in writing to [email protected] 

Past events

December 08, 2021 NRWA New Member Orientation
December 08, 2021 Member Quarterly Call: Military & Career Workforce Services
November 19, 2021 Webinar - What to Say or Message to Land the Sale
November 16, 2021 November NRWA Member Mixer
October 29, 2021 Member Quarterly Call October 2021: Experienced Business Owners
October 28, 2021 Member Quarterly Call: New Business Owners
October 27, 2021 October NRWA Member Mixer
October 15, 2021 Webinar - The Art & Strategy of Writing Impactful Resumes
October 12, 2021 NRWA Best Business Practices Course - Fall 2021
September 20, 2021 The NRWA 2021 Annual Conference - Resilient & Thriving
August 25, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
August 20, 2021 Webinar - Digital vs. Social Selling — What’s the Difference & Will It Impact YOUR Future Business?
August 18, 2021 NRWA New Member Orientation
August 05, 2021 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Summer 2021
July 27, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
July 20, 2021 Writing Excellence: Student and New Graduate Resumes and More
July 20, 2021 NRWA Member Headline Makeover Contest - Entry Details & Submission
July 16, 2021 Webinar - Keep-In-Touch Marketing: Grow Your Business by Leveraging Client Relationships and Referrals
July 08, 2021 Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program - Summer 2021
June 25, 2021 Webinar - Lights, Camera, VIDEO INTERVIEW!!
June 24, 2021 2021 ROAR - Recognizing Outstanding Achievement in Resumes
June 23, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
May 28, 2021 NRWA Board of Directors 2022 - Call for Nominations
May 21, 2021 Webinar - Use Word Macros to Streamline Resume Formatting and Increase Efficiency
May 19, 2021 Recognizing Outstanding Achievement in Resumes (ROAR 2021)
May 18, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
April 30, 2021 NRWA New Member Orientation
April 29, 2021 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Spring 2021
April 23, 2021 Webinar - Elevate Clients’ Interview IQ with a Skills-based 30-60-90 Day Plan
April 22, 2021 Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program - Spring 2021
April 14, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
April 09, 2021 Member Quarterly Call: Experienced Business Owners
April 07, 2021 NRWA Member Create a Meme Contest - Entry Details & Submission
March 24, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
March 23, 2021 NRWA Best Business Practices Course - Spring 2021
March 19, 2021 Webinar - Focus On What You Do Best and Let a VA Do The Rest!
March 14, 2021 DEADLINE: 2021 Conference Speaker Proposal Submission
March 12, 2021 Member Quarterly Call: College Career Centers
February 23, 2021 Information Session: Best Business Practices Course
February 19, 2021 NRWA New Member Orientation
February 19, 2021 Webinar - Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Expand Your Client Base: Writing Resumes that Span the Occupational and Industry Spectrum
February 16, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
February 04, 2021 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Winter 2021
January 29, 2021 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Action Committee Meeting
January 21, 2021 Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program - Winter 2021
January 20, 2021 NRWA Member Video Contest - Entry Details & Submission
January 14, 2021 NRWA Member Mixer
December 18, 2020 Webinar - The Big Reset: Aligning Yourself with Your Top Priorities in 2021
December 11, 2020 Member Quarterly Call: Military and Workforce Career Centers
December 10, 2020 Member Quarterly Call: College Career Centers
December 04, 2020 Webinar - Update Your NRWA Profile Month
December 03, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
December 01, 2020 Update Your NRWA Profile Month - Contest Entry
November 13, 2020 Webinar - SEO Writing Part 2: How to Leverage Google Analytics
November 06, 2020 Webinar - SEO Writing Part 1: How to Write Webpages That Land You Top Google Spots
November 02, 2020 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Action Committee Meeting
October 30, 2020 Webinar - 3 Keys to Using LinkedIn ProFinder to Create a Steady Flow of Clients
October 22, 2020 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Fall 2020
October 16, 2020 Webinar - Mastering MS Word Design Tools to Tell Your Clients' Stories Visually
September 29, 2020 NRWA Best Business Practices Course - Fall 2020
September 25, 2020 Webinar - Career Branding: How to Create Unique, Valuable, and Memorable Resumes
September 24, 2020 Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program - Fall 2020
September 13, 2020 The NRWA 2020 Annual Conference - Going Virtual
August 21, 2020 Webinar - Crafting New Graduate and Student Resumes for Impact, Value, and Results
August 04, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
July 31, 2020 Member Quarterly Call: College Career Centers
July 30, 2020 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Summer 2020
July 21, 2020 NRWA Summer Virtual Coffee Break
July 17, 2020 Webinar - Make Bonus Bucks by Offering Bio Services
June 30, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
June 23, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
June 19, 2020 Webinar - Creating High Impact Headlines and Powerful Summaries
June 18, 2020 Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program - Summer 2020
June 16, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
June 09, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
June 02, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
May 28, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
May 26, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
May 22, 2020 Webinar - Out With the Old and In With the New … An Insider Look at Writing Excellence Standards & The NCRW Grading Criteria
May 21, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
May 19, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
May 15, 2020 Webinar - Teach College Students and New Grads to Fish to Ensure a Lifetime of Success
May 14, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
May 12, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
May 07, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
May 05, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
April 30, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
April 28, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
April 23, 2020 NRWA Virtual Coffee Break
April 21, 2020 NRWA Virtual Business Talk
April 17, 2020 Webinar - Jobscan - Why Should I Use It?
April 02, 2020 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Spring 2020
March 27, 2020 Webinar - Mastering the Resume Writing Process: Writing Better, Faster, and More Efficiently
March 18, 2020 New Business Owner Quarterly Call
March 12, 2020 Experienced Business Owner Quarterly Call
March 10, 2020 NRWA Sales Mastery Course - Spring 2020
February 27, 2020 Sales Mastery Lunch and Learn
February 21, 2020 Webinar - Cover Letters That Open Doors
February 12, 2020 Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program
January 24, 2020 Webinar - Out With the Old and In With the New … An Insider Look at Writing Excellence Standards & The NCRW Grading Criteria
January 17, 2020 Webinar - Content Marketing & Social Media Strategies to Rock Your Business in 2020
January 16, 2020 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Winter 2020
December 13, 2019 Webinar - How to Create Graphically Beautiful, Yet ATS-Friendly Resumes
November 18, 2019 Conference Planning Committee Meeting
November 15, 2019 Webinar - Less Stress, Better Results: New Mindsets for the New Year
November 14, 2019 EBO Quarterly Call ** Let's Discuss Marketing for 2020 - What Worked In 2019
November 07, 2019 NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert) Certification - Fall 2019
November 04, 2019 Advisory Board Development Meeting
October 09, 2019 Writing Excellence: Reach for Excellence (FALL SESSION)
October 04, 2019 Webinar (Two-Part) - Using a Lead Magnet for Automatic Follow Up and Consistent Sales
October 01, 2019 NRWA Sales Mastery Course
September 23, 2019 The NRWA 2019 Conference Cruise
September 20, 2019 Webinar - Value-Added Services to Offer to Your Clients
August 16, 2019 Webinar - Spinning Straw into Gold: Resumes and Cover Letters for the Inexperienced Job Seeker
July 19, 2019 Webinar - Your Business “Storefront”: Expanding Your Brand through Google My Business
June 28, 2019 Webinar - The Resume Handshake: Creating Professional Summaries Hiring Managers Will Want to Read
June 07, 2019 Webinar - Countdown to the Conference at Sea: Your Questions Answered
May 17, 2019 Webinar - Let's Talk About the Healthcare, Academic, & International CV!
April 12, 2019 Webinar - Prep Your Clients for Success: 10 Tips for Job-Winning Interviews
March 15, 2019 Webinar - The LinkedIn Flipside: What Hiring Reps REALLY See When Your Clients Apply Online Through LinkedIn
February 22, 2019 Webinar (Two-Part) - How to Rock Your Writing and Your Business in 2019!
February 04, 2019 Webinar - NRWA Conference at Sea: Your Questions Answered
January 25, 2019 Webinar - How I Made $41K+ From Webinars This Year
January 23, 2019 Webinar - NRWA Conference at Sea: Your Questions Answered
December 14, 2018 Quarterly Call for Experienced Business Owners
December 07, 2018 Webinar - Generating Cover Letter Income by Adding the Human Touch to Ignite an Interview
December 06, 2018 NCOPE Class
November 09, 2018 Webinar - Insightful Information: How to Get It, How to Use It Beyond the Résumé
October 19, 2018 Webinar - Stand Out by Being You: Create a Marketing Message That Attracts Your Ideal Clients While Being Authentic to Who You Are
October 04, 2018 The NRWA Conference (2018)
October 04, 2018 Preconference Workshop: Don’t Be Linked-OUT! Content Writing, Networking and the Technical Backstage
September 13, 2018 Webinar - Create Impact Bullets That Sell Your Clients' ROI Value
August 24, 2018 Quarterly Call for Experienced Business Owners
July 20, 2018 2018 ROAR Contest Closes - Last Day for Entries
July 13, 2018 Webinar - Increasing Average Order Size Starts with YOU! Define…Create…Offer!
June 22, 2018 Quarterly Call for New Business Owners
June 08, 2018 Webinar - Essential Microsoft Word® Shortcuts and Timesavers for Professional Résumé Writers
May 24, 2018 Member Call: Experienced Business Owners
May 18, 2018 Quarterly Call for Experienced Business Owners
May 17, 2018 Member Call: Military, Workforce, Career Centers
May 11, 2018 Webinar - Best Practices to Keep Your Resume Business Less Prone to Liability
May 04, 2018 Webinar - ATS Two Part Webinar
April 19, 2018 Business Resiliency: Strengthening to Face Business Issues
April 18, 2018 NRWA Board of Directors meeting
April 18, 2018 2018 ROAR Contest Opens
March 30, 2018 NRWA Quarterly Call for New Business Owners
March 21, 2018 Board Meeting -- March 2018
March 12, 2018 Teamwork Projects Training
March 09, 2018 Teamwork Projects Training
March 02, 2018 NCRW Commission Meeting
February 02, 2018 Quarterly Call for Experienced Business Owners
November 15, 2017 Final Board Meeting for 2017
November 03, 2017 Webinar - Working with Career Changers…Coaching & Résumé Writing Strategies - Part 2
October 27, 2017 Webinar - Working with Career Changers…Coaching & Résumé Writing Strategies - Part 1
October 18, 2017 Board of Directors Strategic Planning Meeting
October 04, 2017 Public Image Committee Meeting
October 04, 2017 The NRWA Conference (2017)
October 04, 2017 Preconference Workshop ▬ Systemized Approach to Offering Job Searching Services (4 CE's)
October 04, 2017 Preconference Workshop ▬ Writing the Full Spectrum of Career Documents (4 CE's)
October 03, 2017 The NRWA Annual Board Strategic Planning Meeting

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