When you earn an official designation, you send a powerful message to members that you are an expert in your field who is dedicated to your craft. If you’re eager to expand your knowledge, open up career opportunities and grow as a credit union professional, consider one of the options below.
Western CUNA Management School (WCMS) is recognized in the credit union movement for innovative, intense, hands-on professional development. WCMS is a three year course of study that is designed specifically to develop and enhance leadership skills and serves as a source of professional networking and life-long relationships. A diploma from WCMS has come to be recognized as a distinction and a mark of accomplishment. The American Council on Education’s College Recommendation Service (ACE Credit) has evaluated and recommended college credit for WCMS.
Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program™
The Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program is the signature program of the National Credit Union Foundation. It is a transformative and experiential training that promotes the education and application of credit union business principles and philosophy. The mission of the DE Program is to help established and emerging leaders within the credit union movement understand and leverage credit unions’ unique business model to serve members and communities in new and better ways. By completing the DE Program, participants earn their Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) designation which signifies a competency in understanding and applying DE Program lessons.
CUNA Professional Designations
CUNA offers a wide variety of professional designations to strengthen current abilities and enhance opportunities for advancement. Some designations are also offered as a self-study program so that students can have more flexibility with their busy schedule.