2020 marks LCUL's 8th year presenting an enhanced version of CUNA's Certified Financial Counseling program (FiCEP) to Louisiana. Over 400 Louisiana Credit Union Professionals have already completed the program and earned their Credit Union Certified Financial Counselor (CCUFC) Designation to help more members achieve financial health.  

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
  • 8 fill-in-the-blank Study Guides with answer keys for each module
  • 2 live In-Person training days to include instructor review, role playing, mind mapping program implementation & idea sharing
  • Take-away tool kits including budget spreadsheets, spending plans, tracking methods and more
  • 2 league staff proctored online tests of 100 questions each – one mid-term and one at final

  • Tuesday, January 14: Introduction to Financial Counseling
  • Tuesday, January 21: Financial Counseling Essentials 
  • Tuesday, February 4: Special Issues in Financial Counseling
  • Tuesday, February 18: Using Communication Skills During Financial Counseling

Part 1 Live Training/Testing Session: March 3 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (location TBA)

  • Tuesday, March 10: Taxes, Insurance, and Investments 
  • Tuesday, March 24: Controlling Expenses
  • Tuesday, April 7: Money, Attitudes & Behaviors
  • Tuesday, April 21: Retirement & Personal Financial Preparedness

Part 2 Live Training/Testing Session: April 28 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. 

New Book option - $995 per person

Bring your own book option - $795 per person. This option requires you to borrow or purchase a used copy of this book from your peers on your own  The current set of books for the course have 4th edition clearly marked on cover and spine.

Registration closes December 13 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 Managers, Trainers and Educators. 

Class of 2020: Certified Financial Counselors from Louisiana's Enhanced FiCEP Program

Click the arrows below to hear from your peers why you should invest in FiCEP for your team!

  • "Our latest Credit Score Migration Analysis showed that over 18% of our membership has improved their credit score since their loan originated. I’m confident that this is a direct result of our staff being more confident with their skills based off the education provided through FiCEP"

    Chad Miller, Southwest Louisiana CU
  • "Since implementing the FiCEP program we now see the effects of a more informed and confident staff of lenders. By using the information learned through FiCEP, we are bringing in new members and developing a closer, more trusting relationship with the current membership. We are is seeing a very positive outcome from the program and highly recommend it to all credit unions."

    Lloyd Cockerham, Ascension CU
  • "Going through the FiCEP Program with LCUL has not only taught me how to help my members, but also how to help myself. I was able to learn things that will help my finances, and in doing that, I will be able to help my members with theirs."

    Bailey Beaugh, NAS JRB FCU
  • "Completion of the FiCEP program has provided me additional tools to help our members with their finances and for them to one day see a better outlook for their future."

    Dacia Delacerda, Jefferson Financial FCU
  • "Good credit is earned, not given. Going thru the FiCEP Program has helped me get a better understanding of how important it is to have good credit."

    Connie Robbs, NAS JRB FCU

Registration is now closed. Contact Jody Brooks, LCUL VP of Professional Development or our FiCEP Team for any questions.