Education and Trainings

Complete Industry-certified Training Through the Center for Impact Finance!

The Center for Impact Finance at the Carsey School of Public Policy offers educational and training events throughout the year. These include:

The Center is frequently adding more programs and courses – including continuing education courses offered through the Carsey School and the University of New Hampshire.

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Solar Lending Professional Training – Virtual Series


The Solar Lending Professional Training - Virtual Series is designed for community-based lending practitioners who want to expand their knowledge of solar financing and increase their organization’s activities in financing solar projects. This two-class training results in a Solar Finance Professional Certificate and offers technical assistance in creating and deploying solar lending projects.

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CU CDFI Practitioner Certificate


Brought to you by Inclusiv and the Center for Impact Finance, this three-week course will take you thru 3 modules focused on creating a pipeline of CDFI practitioners in the credit union industry that will have a deep knowledge in Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) history, current state, certification, financial inclusion and sustainable strategies and models of CDFI growth.

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Fundamentals of the Opportunity Finance Industry Class


This three-day course (offered virtually for 2022) is designed for practitioners who are interested in expanding their knowledge of the basics of the opportunity finance industry, which provides financing and financial services to low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged people and communities. This is a non-credit, certificate course jointly offered by UNH's Carsey School of Public Policy and Opportunity Finance Network (OFN).