Member Spotlight: Endless Opportunities to Grow
Credit professionals who have been in the industry for decades can fall into a routine of doing what they've always known. NACM's Professional Certification Program gives credit professionals an opportunity to refresh those skills and even learn new ways to complete day-to-day responsibilities.
With six levels of certification, Julie Leopard, CBA, senior credit analyst at Tango Card (Seattle, WA) recently earned her Credit Business Associate (CBA), which is the first level and an academic-based designation that includes a mastery of three business credit related disciplines: basic financial accounting, business credit principles and introductory financial statement analysis.
Leopard has been in credit for over 25 years. "I was so excited to finally get on the roadmap, learn and grow with the support of my employer and help from NACM," Leopard said. "I haven't been in school since the late 90's, so I feel very accomplished and relieved after passing the exam. I'm continuing the roadmap and testing for my Certified Credit Executive (CCE) in March!"
With the tools provided from each level of certification, credit professionals have endless opportunities to continue their growth in their career. "It doesn't matter how long you have been out of the game. NACM provides the tools and study guides to make you successful," said Leopard. "I wish I had embarked on this journey sooner."
For more information about each designation within NACM's Professional Certification Program, visit our website.