Member Spotlight: Education Rekindles Motivation
Education gives professionals the opportunity to learn, share their knowledge and grow. NACM's Professional Certification Program allows credit professionals to earn credentials that showcase excellence and mastery in their career. With six levels of professional certifications, credit professionals are motivated to sharpen their tools or learn new skills.
Rachel Elrod, CBA, is a collections analyst at Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (La Vergne, TN). She said earning her Credit Business Associate (CBA) revived her thirst for knowledge, reminding her there is always a way to improve. "I am beyond thankful for my company's belief in and support of me while completing this goal," Elrod said. "I am also thankful for the incredible organization and presentation of educational material and opportunities offered to me by NACM."
Once Elrod realized she was able to be flexible in studying and completing coursework, it made things much easier for her. "It is an incredible feeling to earn the CBA," she added. "Even though the knowledge I gained is reward enough, adding the CBA badge to my email signatures and business cards is a daily reminder to me of my dedication and ability to continue pushing myself."
Elrod's motivation proved useful as she gained the necessary skills and knowledge to improve her efficiency as a credit professional. "Don't be afraid to start! Anyone has what it takes to earn this designation, and everyone with NACM will be there to help and encourage you every step of the way."
For more information about each designation within NACM's Professional Certification Program, visit our website.