Self-study programs are convenient for credit union professionals to learn essential skills, management techniques, and gain valuable financial knowledge, while earning nationally recognized certification.

Each of the programs listed below are offered by the Northwest Credit Union Association through our partnership with the Credit Union National Association. These programs are geared toward specific areas of responsibility and position.


CUNA designations are a simple, affordable way to strengthen current abilities and enhance opportunities for advancement. Let others know you are a professional who has successfully demonstrated a deep understanding in your area of expertise.

Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS)

Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE)

Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC)

Credit Union Business Lending Professional (CUBLP)

Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE)

Credit Union Certified Marketing Executive (CUCME)

Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert (CUERME)

Credit Union HR Compliance Professional

Testing Procedures

Some designations also offer a self-study program allowing students to pick a time and date for testing that best fits their busy schedule. Learn more about the testing procedures to make the proctored testing process as easy as possible.

For more information on the education programs, contact CUNA CPD at 800.356.9655 ext. 4072.