One of the most difficult aspects of running a solid compliance program is finding good, affordable compliance education for your employees and volunteers. Affiliated credit unions have access to the following cost-effective (and in some cases free) education and training opportunities:
Education & Training Resources (League)
Compliance Conferences (Spring & Fall)
Your League’s compliance team organizes multi-day compliance conferences in the spring and fall each year. These conferences are designed to address your most pressing compliance issues under both federal law and Virginia law. The upcoming compliance conferences include:
Quarterly Compliance Webinars
Your League’s compliance team offers free quarterly compliance webinars designed to keep member credit unions updated on the most important emerging compliance issues.
Register for these webinars by emailing your League Compliance Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2013 quarterly webinar schedule:
- December 11 from 2:30-4:00 p.m., Compliance Hot Topics Webinar
CUBE TV Compliance Webinars
Member credit unions have access to free compliance webinars through CUBE TV. Most of the webinars relate to emerging compliance issues, and new webinars are added regularly.
Webinar Network Training
Your League’s Education Department offers timely and reasonably priced webinars on a variety of subjects, including many compliance subjects. A list of upcoming webinars can be found here.
Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Training
The BSA regulations require credit unions to provide annual training to all your employees and volunteers whose functions require knowledge of the BSA. For most credit unions, this means that all employees and all board members fall within the training requirement. Your League’s compliance team offers free BSA training to employees and board members upon request. The BSA training can be done either in a live presentation or an online webinar.
Customized Compliance Training
Your League’s compliance team can often provide customized compliance training to member credit unions in situations when other training opportunities are unaffordable or nonexistent. A customized training session can be done either in a live presentation or an online webinar.
Education & Training Resources (CUNA)
CUNA Training (Live & Online)
CUNA has a broad range of very cost-effective compliance training options, from weeklong compliance schools to hour-long courses on specific compliance subjects. Check here for upcoming programs and here for recorded programs.
CUNA’s CPD Online
Many affiliated credit unions take advantage of CUNA’s CPD Online to meet all of their training needs. CPD Online has over 350 online courses that are available on demand, including a great many compliance offerings. CPD Online offers a 30-day free trial and discount pricing for credit unions below a particular asset size. Check here for some of the available compliance programs.
CUNA Certification Program
Compliance officers and other dedicated compliance personnel should ideally, in addition to other training, obtain the Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) certification by completing CUNA's RegTraC training program. That program is offered both in onsite and online formats, and more information about the program is available here.