CUNA Volunteer Certification Program

CCUV…the credentials behind every good credit union volunteer.


Earn your designation as a Certified Credit Union Volunteer with the CUNA Volunteer Certification Program.

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You deserve all the recognition in the world for volunteering to direct a credit union. Members rely heavily on credit unions for their financial security, and your decision to volunteer for such an important organization is to be applauded.

It’s also a responsibility you can’t take lightly.

In a financial world that grows in complexity with each passing day, you need an advanced understanding of the issues affecting your credit union. From daily operations to board governance, your ability to understand and analyze issues is critical.

That’s a big responsibility for a volunteer, which is why CUNA created the CUNA Volunteer Certification Program. The program is designed to create a simplified approach to some rather complex subjects. It will provide you with a convenient, practical way to become certified in the areas of credit union operations, governance, compliance, and more. Plus, through your studies and taking the online exams, you’ll earn your credentials as a Certified Credit Union Volunteer (CCUV) to prove you're an accountable credit union volunteer.

Volunteers can choose from two training tracks. If you’re uncertain which area is ideally suited for your volunteer efforts, we’ll help you select the right track and courses.

Board of Directors Track
Includes oversight of entire credit union operation and strategic planning.

Areas of Study

Pre-requisites
You must complete the exams for following three Volunteer Achievement Program (VAP) courses: V01 History & Philosophy, V02 Financial Reports, and V03 Managing Risk.

Supervisory Committee Track
Includes audits, risk assessments and other credit union issues.

Areas of Study

Pre-requisites
You must complete the exams for following three Volunteer Achievement Program (VAP) courses: V01 History & Philosophy, V02 Financial Reports, and V03 Managing Risk.

Training Formats

To become a Certified Credit Union Volunteer (CCUV), you may choose from two methods of training:

1. CUNA Volunteer Certification School
Volunteers who prefer the traditional setting will opt for these week-long training sessions. It includes knowledge and discussion sessions, culminating in five (5) certification exams.

Getting started: Click here to review more information about this school and register.

2. Self-Directed Study
For volunteers who prefer to learn on their own, the self-directed option allows you to pick and choose learning activities.

Getting started: Click here to enroll in the self-directed study, and begin your coursework.

There is no time limit for completing the CCUV designation. Once enrolled, you must complete at least three (3) credits annually for your enrollment to remain active. If there is no activity for one year, the enrollment fee is forfeited and re-enrollment is required.

See more details on viewing your transcript, transferring credits, and how to keep your certification current, by clicking here.

With questions or for more information, e-mail us or call 800-356-9655, ext. 4249.

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