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World Council of Credit Unions named to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors

2018 WCUC attendees can now earn CPE credits

April 11, 2018

Contact: Eleni Giakoumopoulos
E-mail: egiakoumopoulos@woccu.org
Phone: 608-395-2031
 

MADISON, Wis. — The World Council of Credit Unions has been named to the National Registry of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Sponsors, offered by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). The status of a registered sponsor affirms the commitment to the delivery of high quality continuing professional education in compliance with the program requirements of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, as well as the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs published jointly by NASBA and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

“We can now provide continuing professional education credits for up to 15 Group Live (in-person) programs and we are excited to offer a maximum of 8.0 credits in Specialized Education for attendance at the 2018 World Credit Union Conference, as our first program,” said Brian Branch, World Council president and CEO. “World Council has now taken a step in strengthening our education and providing additional value for our attendees by becoming a certified sponsor of continuing professional education credits.”

Many past conference attendees have self-reported attendance to other World Council learning programs for professional credits toward their respective professional certifications and have had to prove the value of the education on their own to earn those credits. As World Council’s first CPE certified program, requiring no advance preparation or prerequisites, the World Credit Union Conference strives to bring attendees up to date on the latest trends in the international cooperative movement. Attendees of the conference will be able to select from top-class educational sessions on key topics such as fintech, cybersecurity, governance, customer journey, membership and more, all with the benefit of being pre-approved for CPE credits.

Additionally, the National Registry of CPE Sponsors has mutual recognition agreements (MRA) with professional bodies in other countries, further supporting World Council’s commitment to professional development for its members.

The World Council registry membership is effective through March 1, 2019 and must be renewed annually. Registration for the World Credit Union Conference is currently open and can be completed here. WCUC Refund, Cancellation, and Complaint Resolution Policies can be found here. Inquiries on the World Credit Union Conference or specific conference programs can be directed to Kassandra Schroeder.



World Council of Credit Unions is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: 
www.nasbaregistry.org.


World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.

World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 89 countries. Worldwide, 68,882 credit unions in 109 countries serve 235 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.