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Training Program Comparison

FeaturesWriting Excellence: Foundations Writing Excellence: Certification Preparation
Target AudienceNew/emerging résumé writers, college career center and workforce development center staff, experienced writers seeking formal training Experienced résumé writers preparing to take the NCRW exam
Modules4 core modules + 2 optional modules  9 modules
 Instructional HoursPrerecorded/available on demand: 6 hours core modules + 1.5 hour each optional module (must complete core modules to register for optional modules)13.5 hours of live instruction—Presented quarterly, over 9 consecutive weeks; registration limited to 10 participants per cycle
Live Discussion & Q&AN/A Interactive Zoom Sessions 
Access to Recordings 90 days after completion of course90 days after completion of course 
PowerPoint Slide Decks4 + 1 each optional module 
Supplemental HandoutsDozens of worksheets, résumé and cover letter samples, checklists, learning aids, and moreDozens of worksheets, résumé and cover letter samples, checklists, learning aids, and more
Recommended ResourcesN/A 6+ pages of recommended writing and business operations resources, including membership sites, books, webinars, and more (updated quarterly)
Knowledge Assessment6 automated multiple choice and true/false quizzes9 multiple choice and true/false quizzes; graded by instructor with custom feedback
Writing AssignmentsN/A Weekly assignments evaluated by instructor with custom feedback
Personal DISC Styles AssessmentN/APersonal completion of DISC Résumé and Cover Letter Assessment and subsequent report
One-on-One Mentoring30 minutes of instructor phone or video conference following completion of core sessions + 15 minutes for each optional module
Personal telephone, email, and video conferencing with instructor throughout the 9 weeks
Capstone ProjectN/A Preparation of a sample résumé and cover letter reviewed by an NCRW grader to assess readiness to take exam (fee included in course tuition)
NCRW CertificationN/A Certification is not guaranteed, but those who receive a “Ready” recommendation on the Capstone Project may register for and have a strong likelihood of passing the exam
CEUs8 CEUs for core modules + 2 for each optional module Up to 10 total
Certificate of CompletionPersonal certificate issued to everyone who completes all 4 core modules (additional certificates for completion of 1 or both optional modules)
Personal certificate issued to everyone who completes all 9 modules (mention in the Midweek Memo of training completion)
Complimentary NRWA WebinarN/A Tuition-free registration for one upcoming or on-demand webinar within 6 months of training completion
Leads to Subcontract Writing AssignmentsN/APotential for instructor-recommendations to career-services contractors

$595 members/$770 nonmembers (includes 1-year NRWA membership).
Optional modules: $150 each (members and nonmembers)

$1,595 members/$1,770 nonmembers (includes 1-year NRWA membership)

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