*Members who successfully complete the certification preparation program and begin the NCRW certification process within 6 months of the final class will receive a free NCRW sample submission ($75 value).
Nonmembers $1,770 - includes one year of NRWA membership.
Payment options include credit card, check, or PayPal credit.
To use PayPal credit, please register via the link below without paying and email us at [email protected] so we can send you a PayPal invoice.
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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.
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Access resources in our Teleseminar Archives *Members-Only Benefit
Train at your own pace with Resume Writing 101
Enroll in our Writing Excellence Certification Preparation Program
Read selections from our Recommended Books list
Plan your professional development with our education options
Begin your NCRW certification by submitting a Writing Sample
Register for the NCOPE Training and Certification program
Join a Peer Group
Check out our Ask the Experts blog
Attend the Annual Conference
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Why Choose the NRWA's Writing Excellence Training Program?
We know that writing an exceptional resume and cover letter is no small feat and earning our certification is even tougher!
We created Writing Excellence to give you, the resume writer, the tools you need to earn the NCRW designation – the ONLY industry credential awarded to those whose work is ABOVE AVERAGE.
Designed around the latest industry standards and best practices for writing resumes and cover letters and taught by an award-winning Nationally Certified Résumé Writer with 30+ years of experience, this training will guide you through all the steps for creating best-in-class documents. You’ll learn how resumes and cover letters have changed and why; how to assess your client and plan an effective document strategy; how to write compelling marketing copy that showcases your clients’ unique value; how to easily create visually impactful documents—and more!
Is Certification Guaranteed?
Although not guaranteed, many Writing Excellence grads have credited this course as instrumental to earning their NCRW and joining the ranks of approximately 75 writers worldwide to hold this prestigious, industry-leading certification.
After completing all the requirements of the program, participants submit a final capstone project/writing sample to the Certification Commission for review. If they receive a “Ready” recommendation from the grader, they may immediately register for the final NCRW exam—knowing that they have acquired the tools, resources, and confidence needed to enable their success.
Should you complete the program and require additional training and support before moving on to the exam, the instructor and/or Certification Commission will provide you with a list of recommended next steps to further develop your skills.
Either way, we guarantee you’ll come away from the program with more tools, resources, and confidence than you did prior to registering.
How Will Writing Excellence Prepare Me for Certification?
Ideally suited for professional resume writers with at least 2 years of experience writing resumes and cover letters, this program will guide you through each step of writing best-in-class resumes and cover letters.
What Can I Expect from Writing Excellence?
Any Perks for Completing Writing Excellence?
We’re glad you asked! All students will receive:
Start early! Download the NCRW Study Guide* and begin studying today!
*NCRW Study Guide download is exclusive to NRWA members-only.
Week 1: Writing Excellence Standards/Best Practices and The NCRW Process
Week 2: Planning the Resume Strategy
Week 3: The Professional Experience Section – Job Descriptions
Week 4: The Professional Experience Section – Accomplishments
Week 5: The Resume Headline and Professional Summary
Week 6: Optional Resume Sections
Week 7: Resume Formatting
Week 8: Professional Job Search Letters and e-Notes
Week 9: Plain Language Writing Techniques, Proofreading, and Editing
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
Norine Dagliano is a Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW), Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE), DISC Administrator, and sole proprietor of ekm Inspirations, with 30+ years of experience working with job seekers and career-services professionals, both experienced and starting out.
A sought-after trainer and presenter of resume, job search, interviewing, and career management tools and techniques, Norine has presented at multiple NRWA Conferences and developed and instructed numerous webinars, including a series for CareerBuilder and DeVry University career services staff. Norine's pragmatic, high-energy training style, sprinkled with humor and effective storytelling, keeps participants engaged and inspired to learn and grow.
In addition to designing and instructing the NRWA Writing Excellence program, Norine is on the NRWA Board of Directors and has taken an active role in mentoring and training other writers who wish to excel in the field.