Six CUNJ Employees Achieve FiCEP Certification

EWING, N.J. – Credit Union of New Jersey (CUNJ) has a commitment to help its members be in control of their financial lives. In 2016, six CUNJ employees went through a rigorous process to become certified financial counselors through the Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP). These six employees will now be able to help those in difficult financial situations, whether it is a life changing event or just being able to set a budget for a brighter future.

Members who have been assisted by other FiCEP counselors across the country have seen vast improvement to their financial lives, and more specifically, one member achieved an improvement to credit score of up to 120 points in a short six-month period. Others have experienced something that they thought would never happen in their life—homeownership.

Pictured back row, left to right: Daniel Freitag, Martin Sofronski, Roy Angus, Ameya Naik.
Pictured front row, left to right: Narda Herrera and Linda Bock

While there are only six employees certified today, CUNJ has plans to have more employees certified each year. CUNJ President/CEO Andrew Jaeger mentions, “As it states in our core purpose, ‘to help people improve their financial lives…’ this program is one of many ways CUNJ’s actions speak louder than words about its commitment to its members. I’m very proud of the additional hours and commitments that these six employees put in to complete their certification and am anxious to hear the life changing stories to come. It doesn’t stop there, though. The next wave of employees will be going through this certification in this upcoming year to expand the amount of members we are able to assist each year.”