Become an NCVE

Three opportunities to become certified

To earn your NCVE certification, attend the NCVE pre-conference workshop at select NAFCU conferences—or complete our online training courses from home—then pass the NCVE certification exam:

All NCVE content is taught by NAFCU Executive Vice President and COO Anthony Demangone, who has spent more than a decade studying credit union boards, risk, regulation and the credit union industry.


  • Pre-Conference Workshop*: $199  Members; $280 Nonmembers
  • Exam During Conference*: $49 Members; $69 Nonmembers
  • Online Training: Certification exam included; starts at $699 for your entire board

*Add the workshop and exam options during your conference registration.

Study Resource

Receive our best-selling Credit Union Director Handbook free during your pre-conference workshop, or as a shareable pdf file with your Board of Directors Online Training Subscription. The handbook covers the key material you'll need to better understand your role, how the credit union system works, and to help you pass your NCVE exam. The handbook is expounded upon at the pre-conference workshop, but is also an excellent resource for credit union supervisory committee and board members on its own. (The handbook can also be purchased separately.)

About the Certification Exam

The exam consists of 50 questions, with a mix of True/False, Yes/No and complex multiple-choice questions. A passing grade is 76% correct (38/50).