AWARDS Certification

AWARDS Software for Human Service Providers is in use at hundreds of organizations around the country. As a result of this widespread adoption, and in response to demand for a deeper understanding of AWARDS and software implementation, Foothold has developed an expert-level training program called AWARDS Certification.

AWARDS Certification is a credential given to people who satisfy a set of requirements, including training sessions and exams. The credential offers participants an unparalleled ability to assist others in making full use of AWARDS, assist their employers in realizing the full benefits of comprehensive, real-time information, and will help distinguish them from other AWARDS users.

The Certification curriculum is a rigorous, three-level training program for agencies aiming to turn staff members into true AWARDS experts. These experts can then provide invaluable support to various departments within the agency. Complete implementation and utilization of AWARDS requires well-trained personnel to train, assist, and support staff as they enter and work with client information in your database. In addition to an unprecedented level of software understanding, the Certification courses also ensure a working knowledge of the planning and coordination aspects of project management and implementation. Candidates are asked to attend required workshops and complete exams that assess readiness for certification.

Basic Courses are offered each fall, Intermediate Courses in the winter, and Master Courses in the spring. Registration and access to the Qualifying Exam occur in the summer.

For further information on the Certification structure and fees, click here.
To see course descriptions of each class, click here.

For a current schedule of courses or any other questions about the AWARDS Certification program, please contact our Training department at

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