WASHINGTON, D.C. (12/13/10)--The Idaho Department of Finance, which houses the credit union supervisory agency for the state, has received a certificate of accreditation from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). That means the department maintains standards and practices in state banking supervision set by the organization's accreditation program. The department, headed by Gavin Gee, director, regulates banks and credit unions and a number of other financial services providers operating in Idaho. It regulates and licenses more than 156,740 individuals and businesses. Mary Hughes, the department's financial institutions bureau chief, is on the board of the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors.