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LCUL proudly embarks on out 7th year presenting an enhanced version of CUNA's Certified Financial Counseling program (FiCEP) with webinar tutorials and live trainings. Those who successfully complete the program and exams will earn their Credit Union Certified Financial Counselor (CCUFC) Designation.  

The FiCEP curriculum includes:
  • 8 modules presented in print format to be read at the student’s pace prior to webinar viewing
  • 8 tutorial webinars to recap and highlight each module
  • FiCEP Online Q & A Helpline - questions & instructor responses accessible for all to see
  • 2 live In-Person trainings to include instructor review, role playing & best practices & idea sharing
  • Links to take-away tool kits for tracking methods and program implementation starter tips
  • Online practice quizzes
  • 2 league staff proctored online tests of 100 questions each – one mid-term and one at final

  • Tuesday, January 15: Introduction to Financial Counseling
  • Tuesday, January 22: Financial Counseling Essentials 
  • Tuesday, February 5: Special Issues in Financial Counseling
  • Tuesday, February 19: Using Communication Skills During Financial Counseling

Part 1 Live Training/Testing Session: February 26 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (location TBA)

  • Tuesday, March 12: Taxes, Insurance, and Investments 
  • Tuesday, March 26: Controlling Expenses
  • Tuesday, April 9: Money, Attitudes & Behaviors
  • Tuesday, April 23: Retirement & Personal Financial Preparedness

Part 2 Live Training/Testing Session: May 7 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (location TBA)


All testing is done online so that students receive their grades instantly and privately. Students must have access to a laptop computer or tablet with wireless internet connectivity capabilities. 

$995 per person. (Registration closes December 14 to ensure timely arrival of books)

Anyone desiring to become one should have the opportunity to  do so, buy we especially recommend this program for Lending Staff, Collections Staff, Branch Manages, Trainers and Educators. 

Are you ready to join the ranks of the 350+ Certified Financial Counselors currently serving Louisiana's Credit Union Members? Your Louisiana peers found the course to be rewarding on so many levels.
  • "Every financial institution with the last name of CREDIT UNION should be committed to providing financial management skills and needed assistance to members experiencing hardship. That is our mission, the very reason we were founded. Our true purpose is to give people a voice, to listen, to make them feel seen, to make them feel cared for - to attack the hopelessness of financial insecurity. Each day our goal is to change someone’s life for the better. The CCUFC program gives our employees the tools needed to offer education, to offer a way out, to be the light at the end of the tunnel. This program changes lives - not only the members, but the employees - as they utilize learned skills in their own family and equally important as they experience the joy of helping others."

    Judy DeLucca of New Orleans Firemens FCU Over 60 Certified Credit Union Financial Counselors on staff
  • "Our whole staff recently got certified and even though we haven't formally put a counseling program into place yet, the staff has been overjoyed with the opportunity to grow their knowledge base through the FiCEP program. It definitely impacted them professionally and personally, so the impacts are far and wide and tie in with SWLACU's mission of Financial Empowerment for All."

    Chad Miller of Southwest Louisiana FCU Certified since 2018
  • "It is so much more than just completing a course. This program will help you learn how important it is to budget, and to prepare for insurance needs, get out of debt, and recognize the signs of someone who is in need of financial help. This is what the philosophy of People Helping People is all about."

    Tiffany Murray of Total Choice FCUCertified since 2014
  • "It is very important for us to find ways to say YES to our members. Being a Certified Financial Counselor provides another opportunity to say YES."

    Glenda Rushe of St. Tammany FCUCertified since 2013
  • "It is that moment when looking at your member that they realize that financial independence is not just a dream, it is a reality, that you know success as a Financial Counselor."

    James Pulse, Coast Guard Employees CUCertified since 2013