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, in-person course 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).