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Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert Certification
Unleashing the Power of LinkedIn to Brand and Boost Job Seeker Success


5-Week Live Program:
Thursdays, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. EST
December 6, 2018 – January 10, 2019
(No Session on December 27)

Registration Closed

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$595 for Members

$770 for Nonmembers

(includes NRWA Membership Fee)

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

Note: Given the speed with which LinkedIn practices evolve, certification is valid for one year. The annual re-certification fee is $129.

Refunds will not be issued for coursework, training, or certification once initiated. Registration fees will be refunded 100% two weeks prior to the first class, (less the $75 termination charge).


A career-changer himself and proof it can be done, Tom Powner resigned from a 25-year career in business development, operations, and sales leadership to create Career Thinker Inc.

Motivated by years of viewing thousands of poorly crafted resumes and LinkedIn profiles and interviewing more than 1,000 unprepared applicants, his goal is to provide people with career services, coaching, technology, inspiration, and confidence to motivate them to take action and advance their careers.

Tom is a LinkedIn power user, serves on the NRWA Board and has presented dozens of educational workshops to job seekers and at NRWA conferences.

NCOPE Sold Out

Our inaugural Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert program (NCOPE) is SOLD OUT! Recognizing that many of you are interested in enrolling, we're working on organizing a second course promptly. 

Stay tuned for details!

NCOPE Header with logo and smiling woman Unleash the Power of LinkedIn

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.

Do you feel outpaced by rapid-fire changes to the LinkedIn platform?

Are you looking for ways to improve your income stream?

Are your clients asking questions about LinkedIn that you can’t answer?

Are you a LinkedIn super-user looking to reinforce and validate your expertise?

Every day more professionals are securing jobs via LinkedIn, and social recruiting and Artificial Intelligence that matches profiles to recruiters is on the rise.

As career services professionals, our industry is not immune to digital disruption, and we cannot sit on the sidelines while technology evolves around us.


Our 5-session interactive certification program will give you:

1. The ability to craft branded, engaging, conversational, value-based LinkedIn profiles (and an understanding that a great LinkedIn profile is born from a great resume) that get found and land clients more interviews (and you’ll get more clients!).

2. An understanding of the role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and the role LinkedIn plays in today’s job hunt, career marketing, and social recruiting.

3. Intel on the ins and outs of LinkedIn Recruiter – the platform used by a majority of recruiters to find and vet talent. This will give you the edge needed to craft profiles that perform in a crowded and competitive space.

4. The confidence to add LinkedIn coaching to your service offerings.

5. The strategy behind finding, building and nurturing a large, centric network to catapult your client’s networking power.

6. Best practices to leverage LinkedIn’s network power and career interest settings, and to find and apply to LinkedIn job postings.

7. The inside scoop on the best LinkedIn account types and guidance on Account, Privacy, Ads and Communication settings to fit your client’s needs.


5 weekly, live, 90-minute sessions conducted via GoToWebinar

Recorded Sessions, which will remain active for 30 days following the conclusion of the year's certification program

An NCOPE Certification logo for you to proudly display on your website and personal business marketing collateral

One CEU credit

Participants who receive a score of  more than 85% on the multiple choice exam at the end of the course will earn the certification.

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

Session 1 > LinkedIn Intro: Creating a Powerful & Targeted Profile, Part I

Session 2 > LinkedIn Intro: Creating a Powerful & Targeted Profile, Part II

Session 3 > Best Profile Settings & How LinkedIn Recruiter Works

Session 4 > LinkedIn Job Search Techniques & Time Savers

Session 5 > Building a Relevant Network & How to Use It Strategically

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