The Enhanced Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP) teaches credit union staff how to counsel members so they can budget better, smartly save, pay down debt and plan for the future. Obtaining the training and associated credentials allows your credit union to differentiate itself from other financial institutions and be more confident in helping members emerge from the challenges of the pandemic and build a stronger financial future.
The cohort-style training consists of 8 tutorial webinars, exam preparation, proctored exam, and program development training - taking place between June through October. Upon completion, participants will receive the Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) designation.
As a central part of its mission to provide resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive, the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) has generously committed funding to help support the cost of the program for another year. The program is provided in partnership between CUNA's Center for Professional Development (CUNA CPD), CU Difference, and a collaboration with the Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Montana Credit Union Foundations.
“The Enhanced Financial Counseling Certification Program exemplifies the Foundation’s mission of providing professional development for credit unions and supporting the financial well-being of members and communities, ” said MnCUF Executive Director Andrea Molnau.
Registration for the 2022 cohort is now open with a deadline of Friday, May 6th.
Those who have obtained the Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) designation are required to recertify every three years to ensure that knowledge about financial counseling is current. CCUFC professionals in Minnesota have the option to receive re-certification with the MnCUF. This opportunity includes a half-day virtual refresher training provided by CU Difference, and a copy of the CUNA Financial Counseling Certification Program Update Book, 5th Edition. Registration for the re-certification option will be opening in the coming weeks.
For more information on FiCEP certification or re-certification programs, visit mncun.org/enhanced-ficep-program or contact Andrea Molnau, MnCU Foundation Executive Director.
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