Member Spotlight: Refresh Your Credit Strategy
Credit professionals with several years of experience can sometimes remain stuck in the everyday motion of credit processes, dealing with customers, sales and more. But NACM's Professional Certification Program provides credit professionals with an important tool that can provide a fresh outlook: education.
As the world of credit continues to evolve, the certification program gives professionals a deeper understanding of credit through six different levels. James Olson, CBA, credit analyst at Neogen Corporation (Lansing, MI) wanted to start his designation journey earning the Credit Business Associate (CBA) because he believed it was a great opportunity to further himself in the field and gain further experience.
"Because of my college degree being focused in the area of credit, earning my designation was a quick process," Olson said. "But learning and studying the material opened my eyes to the knowledge I did not learn from my college experience. I was able to understand certain customers I'm looking at externally and how certain scenarios could play out potentially."
Olson said he plans on continuing the certification program and earning another designation in the near future. "It feels great to earn my accomplishments and seeing the three letters after my name gives me even more of a confidence boost," he said. "It's great to prove to myself that I'm capable of earning a certification while working and being able to do it at the same time. I was so happy to learn!"
For more information about each designation within NACM's Professional Certification Program, visit our website.