Lone Star Academy

Certificate Programs

A Certificate Program is an interactive and practical program that teaches best practices relevant to today’s Habitat leaders. The curriculum is designed by Habitat for Humanity Texas, in partnership with local organizations and universities, and offers comprehensive information for effective management and leadership in each subject area. 

Become a leader in your field.

Certificate Programs consist of 45 hours of instruction from highly qualified educators and professionals. Each program incorporates pre-recorded lectures, weekly readings and assignments, and live discussions on Fridays.  Participants will receive recognition from Habitat for Humanity Texas upon successful completion of each certificate course. Register for one Certificate Program to delve deeply into your job with your peers, or register for them all to really understand how to run a nonprofit. 

Certificate of Retail Management

2022 program dates coming soon

Habitat for Humanity Texas is offering a five-week Certificate of Retail Management to prepare individuals to manage and operate a ReStore. This program is designed to prepare individuals working in the thrift retail industry in areas of supervision, marketing, finances, and business planning, encompassing several essential elements needed for effective management and communication. This course benefits individuals who want to learn about retail operations, while developing leadership skills and techniques.

Certificate of Homeowners Services

2022 program dates coming soon

 Throughout this five-week program, participants will dive into the various areas of homebuyer support and post-purchase services. Hear from Habitat Texas’ Michele Burns as she shares from her experience and expertise in homeowner application and qualification, finance basics, family services, loan origination, pre and post homeowner support, and more! This course will benefit individuals who want to learn about homeowner services, while developing leadership skills and techniques.

Certificate of Fundraising (CFRE)

2022 program dates coming soon

Earn credit for your initial CFRE certification or renewal today by joining Habitat for Humanity Texas and the Texas A&M Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy (CNP) for a 5 week, 45 hour program that dives into the various components of nonprofit fundraising. The CNP is an Approved Provider for Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) International.  Learn from Advanced Certified Fundraising Executives and experienced fundraisers through prerecorded lectures, weekly assignments, and live Zoom presentations and discussions.

Certificate of Volunteer Management

2022 program dates coming soon

From the beginning, Habitat for Humanity has been built on dedicated volunteers. Volunteers are an incredible resource that can expand a nonprofit’s capacity and ability to achieve its mission and vision. Dive into this five week intensive Certificate Program to discover how to build and manage a successful volunteer program at your nonprofit. Topics include volunteer roles and policies, recruitment, management, retention, and more. Overall, learn how to implement the tools and advice covered throughout this program into your current role.