No. The GPS is available for purchase by NAFCU member credit unions, nonmember credit unions and any individual or organization that is interested. However, NAFCU members do receive discounted pricing.
The latest version of the GPS is the 2017 NAFCU Credit Union Compliance GPS, released in April 2017.
Each year the GPS is updated with additional and updated information. The 2017 version includes updates on major regulatory changes that occurred over the past year, plus 40 new pages on the Department of Defense's final rule amending regulations under the Military Lending Act (MLA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and a new Appendix on the CFPB's finalized comprehensive reform of Regulation C and the HMDA data collection set.
The GPS is only provided free of charge for attendees of our Regulatory Compliance School. We don't currently have plans to provide the 2017 GPS to Regulatory Compliance Seminar attendees, but if we do, we would provide a refund to anyone who purchased the 2017 edition.
Yes. The GPS is downloaded as a PDF document and it is easily searchable (use "CTRL + F" to search by keyword). In addition, it includes bookmarks to help you navigate from chapter to chapter, from section to section and within a section.
The GPS is currently set up to be updated on an annual basis. If your credit union buys the 2017 GPS, you will receive any mid-year updates – if they occur – for free.