Member Spotlight: The Building Blocks of Credit
NACM's Professional Certification Program allows credit professionals to earn designations at anytime, anywhere. With an intensive six-level education program, credit professionals have all the tools they need at their fingertips for success. The Credit Business Associate (CBA) 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.
Catherine Grech, CBA, credit analyst at Victaulic (Easton, PA) said she was grateful for the opportunity to take virtual classes. "I took one class with an instructor and one self-paced course," Grech said. "The self-paced course made me feel like I could easily balance my goal to obtain the CBA with the rest of my life."
Though some prefer instructor-led courses rather than self-paced courses, the certification program gives professionals the flexibility to figure out what method works best for them. "I try to take what I've learned in class and apply it to my current job or conversations with my boss and colleagues to help absorb what I've learned," Grech added. "I think it's important for professionals to earn a designation to refresh their understanding of the foundational concepts of the credit field. It feels fulfilling to be on par with the rest of my colleagues who have the CBA designation and I feel more qualified to provide analysis in my current role."
For more information about each designation within NACM's Professional Certification Program, visit our website.