Twelve N.J. Credit Union Employees Become Certified Financial Counselors Through FiCEP Program

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League partnered with the National Credit Union Foundation for the third consecutive year in 2016 to offer a program to New Jersey credit unions to affordably have staff members trained as financial counselors through CUNA’s FiCEP program.

Twelve credit union employees recently graduated, becoming Certified Credit Union Financial Counselors (of CCUFCs) through the program:

  • Day Adams, United Teletech Financial FCU
  • Schwabie Ali, United Teletech Financial FCU
  • Roy Angus, Credit Union of New Jersey
  • Linda Bock, Credit Union of New Jersey
  • Denise D’Amico, United Teletech Financial FCU
  • Dan Freitag, Credit Union of New Jersey
  • Narda Herrera, Credit Union of New Jersey
  • Maureen McGreevy, United Teletech Financial FCU
  • Ameya Naik, Credit Union of New Jersey
  • Victoria Pena, Credit Union of New Jersey
  • Paul Quito, Credit Union of New Jersey
  • Martin Sofronski, Credit Union of New Jersey

Over the last three years, over 50 employees of New Jersey credit unions received their certification through the League’s program in collaboration with the National Credit Union Foundation and CUNA.

FiCEP is designed for credit union staff who work in the financial counseling, collections, and loan departments, or any other staff members who are committed to helping members gain control of their financial future.

When staff members successfully complete the proctored exams, they will be a Certified Credit Union Certified Financial Counselor (CCUFC) ready and able to assist credit union members reach their financial goals.

The program through the New Jersey Credit Union League includes nine Webinars: one orientation Webinar and one Webinar for each module (eight modules in total). All Webinars cover the questions that will be asked on the exams. There are also two face-to-face trainings at the League that review all the materials covered and serve as dates for testing.

The next semester begins the first week of June with an orientation Webinar that will give an overview of the program.

If you have questions about the program, would like a copy of the timeline for this semester of training, or would like to sign-up staff, please contact Marissa Anema at manema@njcul.org or 800-792-8861 ext. 117.