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347 earn CUNA CU Fin. Counselor certification in 2011

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MADISON, Wis. (12/14/11)--The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced that 347 credit union financial counselors, from 38 states and 175 credit unions, earned their CUNA Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) Certification in 2011.

The certificate was created by CUNA to help credit union financial counselors stay up-to-date with the latest counseling techniques and ensure credit union members receive informed and relevant financial advice.

The certificate will be offered in 2012 and can be earned after successfully completing exams associated with one of two tracks:

  • Attend the CUNA Certified Financial Counselor Schools June 11-14 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.
  • 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. CCUFC certification is received upon completion of the proctored exams for both parts (eight total modules).