Enhanced FiCEP

Building a Stronger Financial Future

Here you will find an overview of the Foundation’s Enhanced Financial Counseling Certification Program.  Participation in this multi-faceted program shows you and your credit union’s commitment to helping members build a stronger financial future, and we look forward to helping you to succeed. 

Since 2017, the Foundation’s have presented an enhanced version of CUNA’s Certified Financial Counseling program (FiCEP). Three hundred Pennsylvania and New Jersey Credit Union Professionals have already earned their Credit Union Certified Financial Counselor (CCUFC) designation.

Our Enhanced FiCEP Curriculum Includes:

  • 5th Edition CUNA FiCEP Book
  • Eight modules presented in print format to be read at the student’s pace prior to webinar viewing 
  • Eight tutorial webinars to recap and highlight each module 
  • Eight fill-in-the-blank Study Guides with answer keys for each module 
  • A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document 
  • Downloadable Student Success Plan (an organizational tool for students) 
  • Access to CUNA’s Online Practice Quizzes 
  • Dedicated Student Portal
  • Dedicated email FICEP@lcul.com for student questions to the instructor, plus the Foundation staff are always at your service 
  • Tool kits, including counseling action plan, sample dialogue, and Program Decision Guide
  • Take-away tool kits including budget spreadsheets, spending plans, tracking methods, and more 
  • One proctored online test of 100 questions 
  • A copy of the CCUFC Toolkit

Fall & Spring Registration Schedule

The Foundation holds two Enhanced FiCEP courses per year — one in the spring and one in the fall. 

Spring:  Registration begins in December and continues through January.  The course runs from early March through mid-May. 

Fall:  Registration begins in July and continues through August.  The course runs from October through December. 

Webinar and Training Schedule 

Module 1 (Chapters 1-4)                              October 3

Module 2 (Chapters 5-9)                              October 10

Module 3 (Chapters 10-14)                         October 17

Module 4 (Chapters 15-20)                         October 24

Module 5 (Chapters 21-25                          October 31

Module 6 (Chapters 26-28)                         November 7

Module 7 (Chapters 29-30                          November 14

Break | Week of November 21

Module 8 (Chapters 31-33)                         November 28

Virtual Exam Prep Review | Tuesday, December 6, at 10:00 a.m. (EST)

Virtual Proctored Exam | Thursday, December 8, at 10:00 a.m. (EST)

All testing is done online so that students receive their grades instantly and privately.

Educational Investment 

  • $950 per person
  • $825 per person, if you share the CUNA FiCEP Book with one colleague 

Who should become a Certified Financial Counselor?

Anyone wanting to earn their CCUFC designation has the opportunity to do so, but we especially recommend this program for Lending Staff, Collections Staff, Branch Managers, Trainers, and Educators. 

Please know that we are here to help you succeed, so email Sue Ward-Diorio with any questions, or call 800-932-0661, ext 2244