Levels & Certificates

With the RLI's unique educational structure, participants "graduate" through progressive levels of leadership training by earning RLI Credits in important topic areas. To advance, participants must satisfy credit requirements designated for each level.

Levels I -IV are instructional in nature, while Level V is honorary and has been designated as the Leadership Luminary. 

Credit requirements:

  • A total of 110.5 RLI credit(s) are required to complete all four levels. These credits must be a combination of mandatory and elective credit required at each level.
  • At least half of the credit requirements at each level must be met via successful participation in courses covering mandatory competencies, with the remaining credits achieved as electives.
  • Most courses will include an assessment of proficiency that participants must pass in order to receive RLI Credit for the course.
  • RLI certificates are awarded for successful completion of each level

LEVEL I – LEADERSHIP FUNDAMENTALS

Participants must satisfy nine (9) mandatory competencies totaling 8.5 credits and earn 3.5 credits among the elective competency options for a total of 12 Level-One RLI Credits. Upon completion of this level, participants will earn the Certificate of Leadership Fundamentals™.


LEVEL II – LEADERSHIP PROFICIENCY

Participants must satisfy seventeen (17) mandatory competencies totaling 22 credits and earn 8 credits among the elective competency options for a total of 30 Level-Two RLI Credits. Upon completion of this level, participants will earn the Certificate of Leadership Proficiency™.


LEVEL III – ADVANCED LEADERSHIP PROFICIENCY

Participants must satisfy twenty-three (23) mandatory competencies totaling 22 credits and earn 28 credits among the elective competency options for a total of 50 Level-Three RLI Credits. There is also a mandatory leadership practicum project required to complete Level III. Upon completion of this level, participants will earn the Certificate of Advanced Leadership Proficiency™.



LEVEL IV – LEADERSHIP MASTERY

Participants must satisfy ten (10) mandatory competencies totaling 11 credits and earn 7.5 credits among the elective competency options for a total of 18.5 Level-Four RLI Credits. Upon completion of this level, participants will earn the Certificate of Leadership Mastery™.

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