CUNA Volunteer Certification Program

Demonstrate expertise as a credit union volunteer
Volunteers face several responsibilities, and meeting those responsibilities requires a firm grasp on credit union operations and board leadership as well as the credit union movement as a whole.

With CUNA Volunteer Certification Program, you can become the expert board or committee member your credit union needs.

Designed to create confident, strategic credit union leaders, this program gives volunteers the expertise and decision-making skills that are expected of them and allows them to earn our premier volunteer designation, Certified Credit Union Volunteer (CCUV).

As a enrollee, you're empowered by choices. You decide whether to earn your designation in person at our face-to-face school or through self-study. Either way, you're connected to industry experts who will provide you with insights on your role as a credit union board member.

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Ways to earn your certification

To become a Certified Credit Union Volunteer (CCUV), you may choose from three methods of training:

CUNA Volunteer Certification School
Volunteers who prefer the traditional setting will opt for these week-long training sessions. It includes knowledge and discussion sessions, culminating in five (5) certification exams.

CUNA Supervisory Committee and Internal Audit Conference
Attend this in-person training for 4 days, as well as the 2-day pre-conference workshop and you'll be eligible to earn your designation. Certain sessions are specified for you to attend and you'll complete an online exam after the conference. 

Self-Directed Study
For volunteers who prefer to learn on their own, the self-directed option allows you to pick and choose learning activities. Please complete the enrollment form if you're interested in the Supervisory Track only. The enrollment process is automatically in place for those completing the board track.

There is no time limit for completing the CCUV designation. You must complete one activity annually for your enrollment to remain active. If there is no activity for one year, the enrollment is cancelled and re-enrollment is required.

Board of Directors Track

Includes fundamentals, governance and strategy courses for board members at any stage in their professional development.

Areas of Study:

  • Safety and Soundness
  • Governance
  • CEO Oversight
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Operations & Development

Start your journey today.

Supervisory Committee Track

Includes audit, risk assessments and other credit union issues for supervisory committee members.

Areas of Study:

  • Credit Union Knowledge & Committee Governance
  • Annual Audit Requirements
  • Risk Assessments
  • Board Operations & Development

Start your journey today.


In order to remain a Certified Credit Union Volunteer, you must recertify your designation every 3 years. For more information on the recertification requirements, click here.


How do I view my transcript?

  1. Log in to CUNA Professional Development Online (CPD Online)
  2. New students, register under the New Student Registration. Returning students, log in using your username and password.
  3. In the Getting Started box on the left-hand side, select View My Training Transcript link

If you prefer to see your course codes in your transcript, please select 'printable transcript' located above the transcript text in the right margin.

How long are the exams?

Examinations vary in length depending on the type of learning activity. All examinations are multiple choice and are graded on a pass/fail basis. They are also un-proctored and "open book."

How often do I need to recertify?

Your CCUV certification will need to be renewed every three years.