CUs can offer financial counseling amid economic turmoil through FiCEP; registration open through May 15


The coronavirus pandemic has caused unimaginable financial hardship for millions of Americans. New Yorkers need financial counseling, and as trusted financial institutions, credit unions are in a key position to provide it.

That’s why the New York Credit Union Association is again offering an enhanced version of CUNA’s Financial Counseling Certification Program — FiCEP — to New York’s credit unions. Enhanced FiCEP combines the affordability and convenience of a self-study program with the hands-on approach and networking of a group session.

The program includes:

  • eight-module curriculum presented in eight webinars;
  • two proctored exams, covering four modules each;
  • printed self-study materials; and
  • instruction, review and opportunities for networking.

Those who complete the program and successfully pass the exams will be Certified Credit Union Financial Counselors.

To learn more or register, visit the Association’s website. The registration deadline is Friday, May 15.

The New York Credit Union Foundation also offers grants that may be used toward participant costs.

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