One of the missions of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU) is to teach financial literacy to as many people as possible. Financial literacy empowers people with the information they need, providing answers to every day questions, including:
Identity theft solutions
Marriage and merging finances
Dealing with credit card debt
By using programs like the National Endowment for Financial Education's High School Financial Planning Program, career fairs, seminars and workshops, LSCU brings easily understandable, free financial education to teachers, students and adults across the Southeast. For information on bringing financial literacy training to your credit union, contact the
Cooperative Initiatives department.
REAL Solutions Enhanced Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP)
Earn your Credit Union Certified Financial Counselor (CUCFC) designation through the REAL Solutions Enhanced Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP). The LSCU and the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation (SECUF) are pleased to partner with the National Credit Union Foundation’s (NCUF) REAL Solutions program and CUNA to offer this unique financial counseling training program.
Proven financial counseling skills that become part of the credit union’s culture
Written so anyone can offer financial counseling during member interactions
Certification that satisfies members’ needs as they continually look for the value of a credit union
Differentiates a credit union by having certified financial counselors
Helps members transform the way they deal with money through real-world counseling
The deadline for the 2013 class registration is April 29.
Click here to view more information about the program and a program schedule. LSCU will order all the materials and distribute them to participants. To view the program's informational webinar,
click here. To view the webinar's presentation slides,
Credit unions interested in having staff trained to become financial counselors should contact LSCU Director of Member Relations
Adena Whitman at 866.231.0545 ext. 2134.
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