Canadian Credit Union Association

Certifications are designated credentials earned by a learner to verify their ability to perform a job. When you hold a certification, it means that you’ve been trained, your skills have been validated and you are prepared to meet specific criteria in your role. You may be seeking certification to advance your career, update your skills, or gain competitive advantage. Regardless of the reason, we offer a wide range of certifications that can help you achieve your objective.

1. Professional Certifications (CUIC, BPDP, Indigenous, EOTO)

CUIC Certification Programs

Business Professional Development Program (BPDP)

The Business Professional Development Program is a premier certificate program for employees who deliver services to member business owners across the credit union system. The program’s design accommodates employees at all levels of experience and tenure regardless of role including partners from: cash management, credit risk and underwriting. There are 21 sessions in the BPDP program that take place throughout the year. Sessions cover topics that have been identified by credit union leaders as learning opportunities. Those who complete all 21 sessions, and submit the three knowledge assessments, will be awarded a certificate of completion. The BPDP program opens in February and ends in November each year. Learn more about the BPDP Certification.

Indigenous Awareness Certification

Reconciliation Education Indigenous Awareness provides foundational awareness and learning about truth and reconciliation. The course is designed to promote a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians through transformative and engaging learning. In collaboration with First Nations University of Canada, this course features internationally acclaimed reconciliation films and content from across 10 provinces. This training has been vetted by Indigenous Leads and Diversity and Inclusion teams in Universities, Colleges, school divisions across the province as well as the financial sector. Register for the Reconciliation Education Awareness Professional Development course on CCUA Campus.

Financial Literacy Trainer EOTO Certification

The Each One, Teach One (EOTO) program, trains employees of Canadian credit unions to deliver financial education workshops in their communities. Workshops are delivered in plain language without any ties to products or services, with the sole goal of empowering Canadians to take control of their financial decisions, goals and plans. Become an EOTO Certified Training today. Register for the EOTO Train the Trainer course here.

Certificate in Applied Leadership

The Certificate in Applied Leadership offers a blueprint to increase leadership effectiveness and impact. Courses can be taken in any order and are appropriate for leaders with all levels of experience. Digital badges of achievement are awarded for each course, with an additional certificate badge for the Leadership Series (eLEAD, eCOACH, eLeaderHUB, and at least one eFOCUS course). Learn more at eLeadership Academy.

2. Industry Certifications (Skillsoft, Privatech, CEA, CFI)

a) (ICS)2 Certification Prep and Bootcamp

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Bootcamp

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is the most globally recognized certification in the information security market. CISSP validates an information security professional’s deep technical and managerial knowledge and experience to effectively design, engineer, and manage the overall security posture of an organization. This Bootcamp is aimed at advanced security practitioners and technicians; professionals who have already passed the CompTIA Security+ and/or (ISC)² SSCP exam and want to be certified at a higher level of competency.

Certified Could Security Professional (CCSP)

Prepare for the CCSP certification by acquiring the knowledge to design, secure, and manage cloud environments.

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Prepare for the CISSP certification by acquiring the knowledge to design, implement, and manage secure information systems.

Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Prepare for the SSCP certification by acquiring the knowledge to implement, monitor, and administer secure IT infrastructures.

b) AWS Certification Prep and Bootcamp

This 8-hour two-day live training course is designed to help you understand Amazon Web Services and serve as an introduction to cloud computing concepts and the core AWS services. It will also fully prepare you for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. If you’re wanting credibility as an AWS professional, there’s no better place to start than Amazon’s AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification.

This course is perfect for anyone new to cloud and is designed for project managers, product managers, and any technical people who want to learn cloud technologies and skills. This course provides an understanding of Amazon Web Services at a high level, introduces cloud computing concepts and core AWS services, and prepares attendees for the exam according to the certification exam guide published by Amazon Web Services. There are also several live demonstrations at AWS. Register for the AWS Certification Prep and Bootcamp, which is available here on the Skillsoft website.

Prior to attending the Live sessions, please sign up for an AWS Free Tier account here

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

Prepare to become a certified associate in the design and deployment of applications and systems on the AWS platform.

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

Prepare to become a certified associate in the deployment and management of system operations on the AWS platform. This channel prepares learners for the SOA-C02 certification exam.

C) Cisco Associate and Entry Certification Prep

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Discover enterprise network installation, management, and troubleshooting concepts as you prepare for the CCNA certification.

Cisco Certified Technician (CCT)

Discover the skills required to troubleshoot Cisco networking and system devices at customer sites while you prepare to become a Cisco Certified Technician (CCT).

D) CompTIA Certification Prep

CompTIA Additional Professional Training

  • CompTIA Project+: Prepare to become Project+ certified by acquiring knowledge to manage projects or business initiatives.

CompTIA Core

CompTIA A+: Prepare to become A+ certified by acquiring fundamental knowledge of supporting hardware and software technologies in an IT infrastructure.

CompTIA Network+: Prepare to become Network+ certified by acquiring knowledge to design, configure, manage, and troubleshoot a network infrastructure

CompTIA Cybersecurity

CompTIA CASP+: Prepare to become CASP+ certified by acquiring master-level cybersecurity knowledge.

CompTIA CySA+: Prepare to become CySA+ certified by acquiring knowledge to implement behavioral analytics in the mitigation of cybersecurity threats.

CompTIA Security+: Prepare to become Security+ certified by acquiring foundational IT security knowledge.

CompTIA Infrastructure

CompTIA Cloud+: Prepare to become Cloud+ certified by acquiring knowledge in implementing and maintaining cloud technologies.

CompTIA Linux+: Prepare to become Linux+ certified by acquiring fundamental knowledge in Linux system administration.

CompTIA Server+: Prepare to become Server+ certified by acquiring knowledge of network server and storage systems.

E) Digital Marketing Institute Essentials

Understand the vital fundamentals in digital marketing touchpoints and transformation including the consumer’s behaviors and expectations in today’s digital marketplace. The touchpoints of the customer journey refer to engagements with your brand online, which include your website, ads, search engine results, social media, and more. Learn how to understand these points. Visit Percipio to register for the Digital Marketing Associate course.

F) Business Analysis Certification Prep

Acquire knowledge in BA planning and creation of business solutions as you prepare for the CBAP® certification exam. The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP ®) is a professional certification for individuals with extensive business analysis (BA) experience. CBAP® recipients are considered to be the leading, senior members of the BA community. This certification can help you advance your career, increase your earnings, and secure a new role. Register for this certification here.

G) Microsoft Certification

Explore the Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Fundamentals Journey to learn how to create simple Power Apps, connect data with Microsoft Dataverse, build Power BI Dashboards, automate processes with Power Automate, or build a chatbot with Power Virtual Agents.

H) Project Management Institute (PMI®) Certification Prep

CAPM

Discover the skills needed to effectively work on or with project teams as you prepare for the CAPM® certification. This specialized credential is offered through the Project Management Institute (PMI). It will help improve a candidate’s credibility and provide more professionals opportunities. The CAPM is an entry-level certification for project practitioners. Visit Skillsoft to register for the Project Management Institute here.

PMI-ACP®

Enhance your skills of agile principles and techniques as you prepare for the PMI-ACP® certification exam. The PMI-ACP certification ensures you have the qualifications of a skilled agile professional with knowledge of a broad range of agile methodologies. The certification is universally recognized and helps address the needs of associations that depend on certified Agile practitioners.

I) Red Hat Certification Prep

Explore the core system administration skills required in Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments as you prepare for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification. Visit the Skillsoft website to register for the RHCSA certification.

Privacy Certifications

a) Certified Information Privacy Professional in Canada (CIPP/C) Training

Distinguish yourself in the Canadian privacy field with a Certified Information Privacy Professional/ Canada (CIPP/C) credential from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). When you earn your CIPP/C, you’re demonstrating that you have a foundational understanding of broad global concepts of privacy and data protection; as well as a particular appreciation of Canadian information privacy laws, principles and best practices at the federal, provincial and territorial levels.

This course takes a deep dive into private, public and health sector privacy laws, as well as regulator and court decisions/guidance. Your registration includes a detailed participant guide, e-textbook ‘Canadian Privacy 4th Edition’, sample exam questions, your exam voucher, one year of IAPP membership (can be applied to any future year). Register here.

b) Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) Training

This course will prepare you for success in achieving your CIPM (Certified Information Privacy Manager) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) designation says that you’re a leader in privacy program management – this how-to training can make a significant difference for your organization and your career. CIPM training teaches a process for conceptualizing, designing, building and implementing a data privacy management framework. Learn how to manage the privacy program operational lifecycle and ensure strong data governance practices are in place, whether you’re one person overseeing privacy best practice or part of a privacy team. Your registration includes a detailed participant guide, e-textbook ‘Privacy Program Management Tools for Managing Privacy Within your Organization 3rd Edition’, sample exam questions, your exam voucher, one year of IAPP membership (can be applied to any future year). Register here:

c) Executor Certification

Certified Executor Advisor Designation Program

The Certified Executor Advisor (CEA) curriculum has been designed to provide professionals of various disciplines with the skills necessary to assist Canadians in the delegation and undertakings of the role of executor (“executrix” if female, and also referred to as “estate trustee”, “personal representative” or “liquidator”, depending on jurisdiction).

Upon completion of the program, the candidate will be versed in: the duties of an executor, the management and liquidation of property and other types of assets, financial issues, pertinent tax matters, and have a practical knowledge of trusts and the challenges of estate administration, while understanding the economic opportunities of the CEA designation. The full on-line curriculum consists of 7 modules, followed by a comprehensive one hour examination. Upon completion of all modules and a successful examination (passing grade of 70%), the candidate will be awarded the CEA designation by the Canadian Institute of Certified Executor Advisors (CICEA) (www.cicea.ca). Register for the certificate here.

D) Commercial Banking Certifications

Certified Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)®️

The Certified Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA) CBCA is a certification program designed specifically for current and aspiring commercial credit professionals like relationship managers, credit analysts, adjudicators, and loan brokers. It’s considered highly practical (as opposed to theoretical) and very valuable to business lenders at commercial banks, credit unions, equipment finance firms, and commercial real estate lenders. The program is entirely online and self-paced, including the examination, which is also delivered electronically. Relative to the first two certifications, the CBCA requires much less time to complete (around 50 hours of coursework). 

Certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)®

CFI’s Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA®) Certification imparts vital financial analysis skills, emphasizing constructing effective financial models for confident business decisions. This comprehensive program ensures mastery in modeling, budgeting, forecasting, and overall competency in accounting and finance. FMVA® equips you with essential skills and tools for success as a financial professional. The hands-on curriculum and real-world applications prepare individuals for roles in investment banking, private equity, M&A, business valuation, and corporate finance. The flexible online format, designed for busy professionals, facilitates self-paced learning for skill enhancement and career advancement.