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Foundation enrolls 394 CU professionals in FiCEP

Posted: Jul 1, 2020 | Author: Cornerstone Credit Union League
COVID-19 

To fulfill its mission of empowering people to improve their financial well-being, the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation launched a series of programs—part of its Pandemic Response Strategy—to meet the needs of credit unions, their staff, and their members.

One component of this strategy included offering the Credit Union National Association's Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP) at no cost for credit union staff. To date, 360 credit union professionals have taken advantage of the FiCEP, with 34 seeking recertification.

"The Foundation recognized that the need for professional development would not disappear, but the funds to support such opportunities during these unprecedented times likely will,” said Cornerstone Foundation Executive Director Courtney Moran. “Members will be looking to their credit unions for financial relief and guidance for months, even years to come. Offering the chance for staff to complete the FiCEP program at no cost affords them the chance to gain the skills, tools, and resources necessary to tune in to their members’ overall financial health. We are thrilled with the overwhelming interest and look forward to welcoming the new Certified Credit Union Financial Counselors to the already 500+ strong group of counselors in the Cornerstone region.”

FiCEP offers students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to help members experiencing financial difficulties, which reduces delinquencies and charge-offs and grows product and service revenue. Upon completion, students become Certified Credit Union Financial Counselors and earn the CCUFC designation.

Although the deadline has passed, you may still register. For more information, please email ficep@cscuf.coop.

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