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CUNA Councils membership eligibility

Requirements for becoming a CUNA Councils member and joining one or more Councils.

CUNA Councils is dedicated to providing a safe, confidential, sales-pitch-free environment for credit union industry professionals. Membership eligibility requirements are in place to help us maintain these standards.

Who is eligible to join CUNA Councils?

To become a CUNA Councils member, an individual must be on staff at a CUNA-affiliated natural person credit union, credit union league or organization affiliated with WOCCU. An individual must remain in good standing with all membership dues to continue to qualify for membership. Exceptions may be made to the qualification, subject to Council management’s sole discretion.

How is CUNA affiliation different from CUNA Councils membership?

CUNA is a trade association and CUNA Councils is a professional society. So CUNA membership is managed at a credit union level, while Councils membership is per individual. Eligible staff at CUNA-affiliated credit unions and organizations can join CUNA Councils as individuals.

What if my credit union isn’t a CUNA member? 

A credit union’s CUNA membership is a prerequisite for joining CUNA Councils. If your credit union isn’t a member, this is your opportunity to lead the initiative for your credit union to join CUNA

How many people from my credit union can join Councils?

There’s no limit! Anyone at a CUNA-affiliate organization who meets the Council qualifications can join. CUNA Councils memberships are set up at an individual level, so each person can take the initiative.  

CUNA Councils membership requirements

CEO Council

An individual must hold the CEO position with a CUNA-affiliated natural person credit union.

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Compliance & Risk Council

An individual must hold a staff position with responsibilities related to compliance or risk.

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Finance Council

An individual must hold a staff position with responsibilities related to finance/accounting.

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HR & Organizational Development Council

An individual must hold a staff position with responsibilities related to human resources and/or organizational development.

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Lending Council

An individual must hold a staff position with lending-related responsibilities.

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Marketing & Business Development Council

An individual must hold a staff position with responsibilities related to marketing/business development.

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Operations & Member Experience Council

An individual must hold a staff position with responsibilities related to operations, sales, or service.

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Technology Council

An individual must hold a staff position with technology-related responsibilities.

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