Mapping the Path to Certification Success

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NACM's Professional Certification Program provides six quality levels of education for credit professionals either seeking new skills or sharpening the skills they already have. And for Angela Dixon, CBF, CCRA, lead credit underwriter at Cary Oil Co., Inc. (Cary, NC), earning one certification was just the beginning of her designation journey. Thou...
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How to Craft an Effective Job Description

​🎙️ On today's episode of Extra Credit ... Crafting the right job description to help attract the most qualified candidate is an art—and with millions of job listings on different websites, a well-crafted job description will help you stand out. ⭐ Hear from Marlene Groh and Roxanne Price! 
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Member Spotlight: Shoot for the Stars

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​At NACM, we pride ourselves on the professional advancement of our members. By providing them with opportunities to learn, grow and succeed, our members can not only improve but add value to the B2B credit profession—which is why NACM established its' six-level Professional Certification Program, allowing credit professionals to widen their credit...
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Member Spotlight: Credibility Through Certification

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Earning designations are not limited to those who are new to the industry. Whether advancing your career, expanding your knowledge on basic information or learning new skills, NACM's Professional Certification Program helps credit professionals with career growth. Designations can provide many benefits for your company and your customers....
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Upskilling in the AI-driven Job Market

🎙️ On today's episode of the Extra Credit podcast... Providing employees with opportunities for career development is now an absolute essential for businesses to compete and retain skilled talent!⭐ Starring Martine Dyer, CCE, CCRA, Dr. Merry Duan, DBA and Melvin Ucelo, CICP, CCE!👏 We also have a new podcast host in the mix ...
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Member Spotlight: One Step at a Time

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In B2B credit, business and law go together. Developing skills in business law helps credit professionals navigate complex legal environments, mitigate risks, protect assets and foster ethical conduct. Timothy Van Natta, CBF, clinical assurance division chief at California Department of Health Services (Sacramento, CA), just earned his Certified Bu...
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Member Spotlight: Reinvent Yourself

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​Credentials matter in credit. They enhance both your personal and company's value through education and improve confidence in your day-to-day duties. NACM's Professional Certification Program provides six levels of certification for credit professionals who want a deeper dive into their careers.Some credit professionals seek to earn designations t...
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How to Improve Your Credit Application Approval Process

🎙️ On today's episode of the Extra Credit podcast ... In a fast-paced business world, customers are looking to get credit approval quickly.⭐ Learn strategies to improve your credit approval process from Nuvo Experts Sid Malladi and David Fullham!👀 Hint: It's all about balancing speed and accuracy. 
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Member Spotlight: Persistence Pays Off

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NACM's Professional Certification Program gives credit professionals the opportunity to earn designations and apply useful knowledge to excel in their career. For some, the journey to success is a straight path—but for others, the journey takes them over a few hurdles before reaching the finish line. The certification program equips both new and ex...
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Extra Credit Hits Triple Digits: Celebrating 100 Episodes!

 🎙️ It's time to celebrate a monumental milestone--the 100th episode of NACM's Extra Credit podcast!💯 Over the past 100 episodes, we've explored a wide range of topics related to B2B credit management, from credit risk and collections strategies to mastering customer relationships and leading teams.🎉 Whether you've been with us since the begin...
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Member Spotlight: Sharpen Your Credit Skills

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Since the early 2000s, artificial intelligence has revolutionized business, creating new roles and boosting productivity. However, its lack of human elements like creativity and emotional intelligence has increased the demand for workers with specialized skills and knowledge. Through NACM's six-level Professional Certification Program, credit profe...
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Member Spotlight: Tools for Success

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Earning the Credit Business Associate (CBA) was a way for Tina Rodgers, CBA, credit manager at Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. (Maumee, OH) to deepen her understanding of credit principles. "I wanted to earn this designation to enhance my credibility in the field of credit management," Rodgers said. "Holding a CBA demonstrates to our customers,...
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The Key to Automation: Change Management

On today's episode of Extra Credit … 🤖 As credit departments become more modern with new automation platforms and software, credit managers must prepare to handle any challenges that come their way.🔑 The best way credit teams can ensure the success of any technology transformation is with change management.💡 Why it matters: It's about managing...
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Member Spotlight: Gain a Competitive Edge

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B2B credit is fiercely competitive, particularly in sectors where credit is crucial for transactions. This is why credit professionals should continuously master their skills and broaden their knowledge in credit management. The Certified International Credit Professional (CICP) designation for example, earned through NACM's six-level Professional ...
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Member Spotlight: Reaching Goals Against the Odds

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NACM's Professional Certification Program provides credit professionals with an important tool to gain a fresh outlook on the traditional role of credit—education. And what better way to progress in your career than to challenge yourself through learning?With six different levels, the certification program dives into deeper understandings of c...
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Breaking Barriers: Celebrating Women’s Influence in B2B Credit

🎙️ On today's episode of NACM's Extra Credit podcast ... During this Women's History Month, we're honoring women through their challenges and successes in their journey to becoming influential credit leaders!⭐ Starring Somer John; Alicia Perez Johnson; and Erin Stammer, MPA-HA, CCE!📖 Read the full story in the March issue of Business Credit magazin...
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Member Spotlight: Refresh Your Mind

A risk mitigation plan is essential for identifying, assessing and reducing risks. When making credit decisions, credit professionals must consider risk factors and be knowledgeable in business and credit law. By earing the Credit Business Fellow (CBF) designation through NACM's six-level Professional Certification Program, credit professionals can...
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Member Spotlight: Reaching New Heights

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NACM's Professional Certification Program gives credit professionals an opportunity to gain expertise and prosper in the credit field. Each certification provides the tools for credit professionals need to refresh their skills and learn new ways to complete day-to-day responsibilities. With six levels of certification, credit professionals can...
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The Evolution of Technology in Credit

🎙️ On today's episode of NACM's Extra Credit podcast ... The evolution of technology, from computers to artificial intelligence, has transformed the credit management profession. ⭐ Hear from Leon Zhang; Eleanor Hartman; and Lee Tompkins!
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Member Spotlight: Defining Success

Success is earned through education by providing individuals with the knowledge, skills and critical thinking abilities necessary to excel in their fields. Education opens doors to opportunities, expands perspectives and equips individuals with the tools to overcome challenges and achieve their goals. By earning a certification through NACM's six-l...
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