Self-Study Essentials

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There’s something for everyone!

CUNA has the best variety of online and print credit union certification courses available, plus the latest editions to ensure you have the most current information. CUNA knows credit unions because its why we were formed and it's all we do. Our credit union learning plans guide employee career paths and our comprehensive course categories lead toward the knowledge needed. Whether you're online with CPDOnline or using our print courses, the best on-demand, flexible, self-study credit union training is at your fingertips.

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Four different course styles, one complete solution!


CU Advance offers a unique approach to online self-study education. Courses are interactive and provide an optimum learning experience using audio, interactive exercises, community chat rooms, simulations, case studies, and practice activities. More information on CU Advance

Star Merit

STAR and MERIT offer practical job-specific training courses designed to develop staff to their top performance potential. These traditional courses are offered in both paper-based and online formats to make learning easy. One final exam per course provides the student the opportunity to test their knowledge with either online or print-based exams.

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CPDOnline is the place to get all your online courses for just one affordable price. Online courses are offered in a variety of topics including STAR, MERIT, CU Advance, and RegTraC. Our learning management system provides tracking and reporting capabilities that show employee transcripts at the click of a button.You can even enter non-CUNA training into our system to track all your employees learning activities. More information on CPDOnline


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For more information call 800-356-9655, ext. 4072 or email