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CUNA Designations

Distinguish yourself with a designation that's recognized and respected

When you earn an official designation, you send a powerful message to members and colleagues that you are an expert in your field, dedicated to your craft.

If you’re eager to expand your knowledge, open up career opportunities and grow as a credit union professional, consider CUNA’s professional designations.

Covering a wide range of areas, these designations are affordable and can be earned through conferences, in-class sessions, eSchools and self-study books.

We invite you to learn more about the designations below and begin your journey to becoming a certified expert.

Board & Committees

Certified Credit Union Board Member (CCUB) Designation

The CCUB designation identifies strategic credit union board members with leadership expertise and decision-making skills.

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Board & Committees

Certified Credit Union Supervisory Committee Member (CCUSC) Designation

Members of supervisory committees strategize, evaluate and direct. With this important designation, you can lead the effort to drive your credit union forward.

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Compliance

Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS)

The BSACS designation showcases your commitment to identifying the latest forms of illicit financial activities and understanding evolving laws.

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Compliance

Certified Credit Union Internal Auditor (CCUIA) Designation

This designation signifies an expert understanding of credit union internal auditing.

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Compliance

Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) Designation

The CUCE designation helps compliance professionals lead their credit unions through today's compliance issues and regulations.

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Facilitator

Certified Credit Union Facilitator (CCUF) Designation

The CCUF designation means you're formally recognized as a leader in running effective meetings, discussions and trainings.

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Finance

Certified Credit Union Investment Professional (CCUIP) Designation

With this designation, you'll have recognized skills to review and evaluate your credit union's investment portfolios and processes.

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Finance

Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert (CUERME) Designation

The CUNA Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert (CUERME) designation showcases your expertise in credit union risk management.

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Human Resources

CUNA Credit Union HR Compliance Professional (CUHRCP) Designation

Earn the CUNA Credit Union HR Compliance Professional (CUHRCP) designation and set yourself apart as a leader in credit union HR compliance.

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Lending

CUNA Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP)

FiCEP and the CCUFC designation empower credit union staff to help members gain control of their financial futures.

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Lending

Credit Union Business Lending Professional (CUBLP) Designation

With a CUBLP designation, you'll set yourself apart as a unique authority in credit union business and commercial lending.

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Management

CUNA Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) Designation

The gold standard designation for achievement and dedication to the credit union movement. Designed for career credit union professionals dedicated to leadership.

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Marketing & Business Development

Credit Union Business Development Professional (CUBDP) Designation

The CUBDP designation says you're a professional who knows the many aspects of being a credit union business developer.

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Marketing & Business Development

Credit Union Certified Marketing Executive (CUCME) Designation

Credit union marketers: Earn your professional designation as a Credit Union Certified Marketing Executive™ (CUCME).

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Lending

CUNA Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP)

FiCEP and the CCUFC designation empower credit union staff to help members gain control of their financial futures.

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Compliance

Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert (CUERME) Designation

The CUNA Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert (CUERME) designation showcases your expertise in credit union risk management.

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Testing procedures  

Some designations also offer a self-study program allowing students to pick a time and date for testing that best fits their busy schedules. Learn more about the testing procedures to make the proctored testing process as easy as possible.

View proctored exam procedures