Contact: Mark Wolff, CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6764
Amy Nigrelli, CUNA Marketing; (608) 231-4246

Madison, WI (December 13, 2011) - CUNA is proud to announce that 347 credit union financial counselors, from 38 states and 175 credit unions, have earned their CUNA Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) Certification in 2011. This certificate was created by CUNA in an effort to help credit union financial counselors stay up-to-date with the latest counseling techniques and ensure credit union members are receiving informed and relevant financial advice. 

The CUNA Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) Certificate will continue to be offered in 2012 and can be earned after successfully completing exams associated with one of the following tracks: 

  1. Attend the CUNA Certified Financial Counselor Schools June 11-14, 2012 in Austin, Texas and achieve certification onsite by successfully completing both Part 1 and Part 2 of the CUNA Certified Financial Counselor Schools and pass each qualifying exam.
  2. Receive certification through the Credit Union Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP), a self-study financial counseling certification program. Modeled after the CUNA Certified Financial Counselor Schools, FiCEP includes two parts of four learning modules each. CCUF certification is received upon successful completion of the proctored exams for both parts (eight total modules).

For more information about how to earn CUNA Certified Financial Counselor Certification, visit training.cuna.org/ficep  for FiCEP or training.cuna.org/cfcsfor Certified Financial Counselor Schools

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