MADISON, Wis. (12/12/08)--Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designations were awarded in November to 34 individuals from 12 states, bringing the total designations nationwide to 2,615, according to the Credit Union National Association. CCUE, instituted in 1975, is designed for managers and those aspiring to credit union leadership. It teaches advanced credit union management and operations techniques. Twelve individuals also earned the Certified Financial Services Professional (CFSP) designation. CFSP began in 1999 as a designation targeted at educating credit union professionals specializing in financial services. The Certified Executive Program (CEP) awarded specialty certifications to 17 credit union professionals. These certifications require in-depth courses in compliance, lending, financial management, marketing and human resources. CEP is recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education. The classes and materials are tailored to those working within the Credit Union System. For a full list of CCUE recipients, use the link.