CUNA Volunteer Achievement Program

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CUNA Volunteer Achievement Program (VAP) helps credit union volunteers learn to work effectively, make informed decisions, and improve credit union performance.

Today’s rapidly changing credit union climate has credit unions relying more heavily than ever on the leadership skills of their elected officials. In fact, to keep up with this pace more and more credit unions are requiring continuing education for their volunteers. VAP is your credit union’s solution to find learning opportunities here for both new and experienced volunteers.

What’s new with VAP?

V417 CEO Performance Appraisal and & Goal Setting
V420 Credit Union Growth Strategies: Pathways to Success
V300 Supervisory Committee Duties
V431 Speaking Out: The Director as Credit Union Advocate

You can now purchase these courses as eBooks!

V02EB Financial Reports for Volunteers
V03EB Managing Risks
V409EB Financial Management
V415EB Asset-Liability Management for Directors
V428EB Understanding the Audit Report
V305EB The Basics of Risk Assessment for Volunteers


VAP self-study courses teach the philosophical and financial topics that board members and other volunteers need for their decision-making responsibilities. VAP is your credit union’s key to strengthening the knowledge of volunteers on a wide range of topics from financial management to compliance to strategic leadership.

VAP Printed Courses

VAP courses are 50-to-100 page printed books that take an average study time of three to four hours to complete. Each book includes an optional 20 question, open-book exam. These exams can be taken via scantron (one included with each course), or online through CUNA CPDOnline.

VAP Online Exams & Courses

All VAP exams and seven VAP courses (V01 History & Philosophy, V02 Financial Reports, V03 Managing Risk, V305 The Basics of Risk Assessment for Volunteers, V409 Financial Management, V415 Asset-Liability Management for Directors and V428 Understanding Audit Reports) are offered in print and online through CUNA CPDOnline. Be sure to check out CUNA CPDOnline, which also includes another line of online volunteer courses, Training on Demand.

VAP eBook Courses

Select VAP courses are now available as eBooks. This new format, available for most eReaders, allows for convenient and flexible training. Each eBook purchase includes access to the online exam for that course. Learn how eBooks work. See the complete course listing.

The VAP Difference

For more information, e-mail us or call 800-356-9655, ext. 4072.

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