Become a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor at a Discounted Price

Financial Counselor Certification Program Kicks-Off in May; Deadline to Register is April 22nd 

The New Jersey Credit Union Foundation has partnered with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and CUdifference to give New Jersey credit unions the opportunity to affordably have their staff trained and certified as financial counselors through CUNA’s Financial Counselor Certification Program (FiCEP) program at a discounted rate. 

ficep logowebFiCEP enables credit union staff members to become more skilled and more confident in helping members build a stronger financial future. FiCEP is designed for credit union staff who are committed to helping members gain control of their financial future.

When a staff member successfully completes the program and proctored exams, they will be a Certified Credit Union Certified Financial Counselor ready and able to assist credit union members reach their financial goals. It's also a great certification to have if you work with schools and community organizations, and/or participate in the Reality Fairs program.

Since starting the program five years ago, over 60 New Jersey credit union staff members have completed the program, becoming Certified Credit Union Certified Financial Counselors.

The next semester begins the last week of May. View a preliminary schedule of the webinars and trainings here.

The program includes 9 webinars: an orientation webinar (taking place May 29th) and one webinar for each module (8 modules in total running from June through September). All webinars cover the questions that will be asked on the two exams and all webinars are recorded. Two face-to-face trainings will be held at the League which include a review of all the materials covered as well as proctored testing.

The cost per student is a maximum of $942 ($500 per student for the program and $442 for books, which is a 15% discount off the regular self-study CUNA program, which does not include webinars or in-person training) for NJCUL members. The more students that sign-up, the lower the cost. We already have a few credit unions signed up!

Need recertification? We have that program available at a discount as well: $204 per student (15% discount off the regular CUNA price) for NJCUL members.

If you have questions about the program or would like to sign-up staff or recertify, please contact Marissa Anema at or 609-469-5016.