Financial Counselor Certification

To prepare more local credit unions to offer professional financial counseling for their members, the Foundation is offering, in cooperation with the MD|DC Credit Union Association, a comprehensive financial counselor training and certification offering.

The Foundation will pay full tuition for participating credit union staff, regardless of asset size.  This program can cost over $5,000 per attendee.

Credit Unions with assets ≤ $150 million may apply for reimbursement up to 75% for the cost of course materials.  To be considered for a grant for course materials, interested credit unions should complete a Training Grant Request here.

Successful participants in the program will receive CUNA Certification in Financial Counseling and be prepared to provide valuable assistance to their members and community.

The program is conducted primarily online, with two on-site review and certification exam sessions held at the Columbia, MD offices of the MD|DC Credit Union Association.

Registration is currently being accepted for the Financial Counselor CUNA-certification program.  Please visit

Space is limited.

This program, like other Foundation offerings, is made possible through the generosity of our donors.