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Credit Union National Association (CUNA)

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the national trade association for more than 7,400 credit unions in the United States. CUNA's mainstay program, CUNA Management School is entering its fifty-fifth year of operation and has a well-earned reputation as an outstanding three-year education and training program. The program has seen more than 4,000 students graduate. It is designed specifically for credit union management and supervisory personnel who aspire to achieve senior level management and leadership positions in the credit union system. The program is designed for face-to-face instruction. Those who attend CUNA Management School receive advanced academic training with practical, real-life applications that will prove invaluable upon returning to their credit unions. In 2009 CUNA aligned it's Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation with CUNA Management School so graduates now earn that designation along with their diploma. The Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) program was initiated in 1975 and is a professional development designation for credit union personnel.

CUNA also offers RegTraC, the Regulatory Training and Certification program. RegTraC is a comprehensive, self-study, face-to-face, or distance-delivered program for up-to-date compliance training. Candidates in this program earn the Compliance Expert Certificate and the Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) designation after successfully completing an examination for each of the five training modules. Approved proctors must administer RegTraC examinations.

CUNA also offers the Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP); this is an eight-module series, face-to-face, and self-study program. Credit unions use this program to train credit union staff to become certified financial counselors. This training helps the staff be prepared to help members identify poor financial practices, develop plans to improve their financial status, and gain the skills needed to turn those plans into reality.

CUNA also offers the Business Lending Certification Institute. Business Lending is a face-to-face course consisting of Fundamentals, Credit Analysis and Advanced Credit Analysis. The program is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of business member services in order to help their credit unions serve the financial needs of their member's small businesses. This program is presented in partnership with the Executive Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, Small Business Development Center.

CUNA also offers the Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS) certification. BSACS is a comprehensive, face-to-face, and distance learning program designed to provide learners with the fundamental components of anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act compliance. The BSACS designation is earned after successfully completing the course specific examination. Approved proctors must administer BSACS examinations.

Source of Official Student Records:   CMS - Program Coordinator, CUNA, P.O. Box 431, Madison, WI 53701-0431or RegTraC-Program Coordinator, RegTraC, CUNA, P.O. Box 431, Madison, WI 53701-043.
How Results are Reported:   Course completion is validated by examinations prepared by college and university professors and/or program staff, and administered by approved proctors. The program is primarily designed for self-study, and participants desiring professional assistance may contact the CEP staff at CUNA. Testing and certification for RegTraC is also available at CUNA's Regulatory Compliance School held twice each year. For more information on RegTraC or to contact RegTraC staff see the CUNA web site at or call CUNA for personal assistance. Successful completion of CUNA Management School, along with the fulfillment of other academic, experience, affiliation, and ethical requirements, qualifies candidates to be bestowed with a certification of completion. Course completion is validated by examinations prepared by college and university professors and/or program staff, and administered by approved proctors.


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