MADISON, Wis.(4/3/08)--Credit union volunteers can receive credentials that recognize their training and educational efforts through the new CUNA Volunteer Certification Program, presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). The Certified Credit Union Volunteer designation has two training tracks:
* Board of Directors track, which includes oversight of the entire credit union operation and strategic planning. Specific areas of study cover safety and soundness, governance, CEO oversight, board operations and development, and strategic planning; and * Supervisory Committee track, which explores audits, risk assessments and related credit union issues. Areas of study focus on credit union knowledge and committee governance, annual audit requirements, risk assessments and audit plans, internal audits, and board operations and development.
Volunteers may choose either a self-study or an on-site training format to earn their certification. Those who prefer the on-site setting may attend the CUNA Volunteer Certification School, which is next offered Sept. 7-12 in San Diego. The self-study learners have the option to choose their learning activities. Certain previously earned credits from CUNA coursework may be eligible as transfer credits to apply toward the program. For more information, use the link.