MADISON, Wisc. (9/26/14)—This fall the Credit Union National Association will hold a second installment of financial counseling certification classes.
Part two of the CUNA Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) eSchool will be held every Tuesday starting on Oct. 7 and ending on Nov. 25.
Topics, which will each be covered in two weeks, include "Controlling Living Expenses," "Why People Act the Way They Do About Money," "Taxes, Insurance and Investments" and "Retirement and Personal Financial Preparedness." Together, they are focused on helping members budget, understand tax obligations, appropriate insurance products, and investment strategies.
CUNA said that it will focus on "building proven financial counseling skills and strategies" that can be integrated into credit unions' unique cultures.
"Building on the topics and lessons they learned in part one, this program's attendees will continue to develop the skills and confidence to guide members through future financial situations and set their credit unions apart as people-centric institutions," said Courtney Cantwell, CUNA instructional design manager.
Those who haven't completed the first part may do so through the CUNA Credit Union Financial Counseling Certification Program's self-study modules. The completion of both parts earns participants a CCUFC distinction.