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CUNA Board Financial Literacy Certificate

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By successfully earning your CUNA Board Financial Literacy Certificate, CUNA will ensure you're meeting the NCUA requirement that credit union volunteers have a proven level of financial literacy. Earn your certificate in one of four ways:

  1. Attend either of the following schools or conferences and pass the associated exam:
  1. Attend the following eSchool and pass the associated exam:
    CUNA CU Finance for Non-Financial Managers and Volunteers eSchool
  1. Complete the following self study kit: 
    CUNA Board Financial Literacy Certificate Kit
  1. Book an in-house training session:
    Host a subject matter expert at your credit union for a presentation of targeted financial literacy curriculum. With this option, you'll enjoy no travel costs, comprehensive training, on-site testing and certificate recognition for those who pass the exam. For further information or too book your session, please contact Michelle Johnson at 800-356-9655, ext. 4053 or send an email.

NCUA Requirement

A recent requirement was issued by the NCUA imposing a new financial literacy rule. The mandatory level of financial literacy will depend upon each individual credit union’s complexity.

This requirement was issued as a result of an increasingly more complex financial industry landscape. Additionally, there has been a heightened concern over credit union losses and an escalation of sophistication of credit union finances. The NCUA would like to ensure that federal credit union directors have a sufficient working knowledge of their credit union’s financials going forward.

The significant points of this rule include:

  • Directors must have at least a working familiarity with basic finance and accounting practices
  • Directors must have the ability to read and understand their credit union’s balance sheet and income statement
  • Directors must be able to ask, as appropriate, substantive questions of management and the internal and external auditors
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