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Certification Programs

FiCEP Class of 2018


Certification Earned: Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC)

In partnership with CUNA and CU Difference, The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation's flagship financial literacy program is the Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP).

FiCEP is designed for credit union staff who work in financial counseling, collections, and loan departments, or any other staff members who are committed to helping members gain control of their financial future. The program is significantly subsidized through The Foundation.

FiCEP is offered on an annual basis, and includes 11 training sessions (nine webinars and two in-person sessions).

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League Leadership Institute

League Leadership Institute

Certification Earned: Certified Wisconsin Credit Union Leader (CWCUL)

The League's Leadership Institute is designed to help emerging and mid-level managers build their leadership skills to more effectively prepare for succession planning and promotion. 

This five month program includes six workshop-style classroom sessions on a variety of topics and the development of an action plan to extend the experience beyond the classroom. Students are encouraged to partner with their supervisor to tailor the plan to fit their professional growth plan.

The program is offered on an annual basis. Students who complete the program also earn 4.2 continuing education credits from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Continuing Education. 

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CUNA Management School

CUNA Management School

Certification Earned: Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE)

CUNA Management School is for credit union leaders who want to keep their credit unions thriving by learning to transform their organizations through leadership and collaboration.

This three-year executive education program features advanced training from University of Wisconsin School of Business professors, credit union professionals, and industry experts who will teach you core executive responsibilities, financial operations, and leadership insights. CPE credits are also available. 

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DE Program

Development Education (DE) Program™

Certification Earned: Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE)

The National Credit Union Foundation's DE Program teaches the history and philosophy of credit unions, and how to apply that knowledge at your credit union to benefit operations and member service.

The week-long program is held quarterly. DE graduates gain a new understanding of how to promote cooperative principles and credit union values as distinct advantages in today's competitive financial services marketplace.  

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Interested? Scholarships are available.