Maintaining Your NCBSO

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You must earn 24 continuing education credits (CEUs) during your accumulation period to maintain your NCBSO. Each time you recertify, your NCBSO is valid for another two year period during which you would need to obtain 24 CEUs in order to maintain your NCBSO status. You can earn CEUs from both NAFCU and Non-NAFCU education programs that qualify for credit.

Your accumulation period begins on the first of January of the year after you passed the exams. For example, if you passed your exams in 2016 your accumulation period would be January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018.

Earn Credits from NAFCU Education Programs

Easily maintain your NCBSO designation by attending designated NAFCU conference sessions and/or webcasts. A number of NAFCU education programs will qualify for education credits towards your NCBSO recertification.

  1. Attend NAFCU's BSA Seminar (24 CEUs of in-person training)
  2. Attend Bank Secrecy sessions at other NAFCU conferences (various CEUs)
  3. Attend individual NAFCU BSA webcasts (1.5 CEUs each)

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Earn Credits from Non-NAFCU Education Programs

Women at ComputersContinuing Education Credits (CEUs) can be earned by attending a non-NAFCU conference, event, or webcast, so long as the program is educational in nature and focuses on BSA topics. A total of .5 CEU is credited for each 30-minute increment of training. There is a $5 fee per .5 CEU earned. Program topics that qualify for CEUs include:

  • Bank Secrecy Act
  • Red Flags
  • OFAC
  • Treasury
  • SDN Training
  • CIP
  • Fraud
  • Sanctions

Submit Non-NAFCU Programs for Credits

You are not required to submit non-NAFCU training program information for pre-approval for CEU credit. Please follow the guidelines above to determine if the program qualifies for NCBSO credit.* Then click the above button to submit the form with payment. If you have questions on whether a program's content will earn CEUs for your NCBSO recertification, please send an email to along with the program agenda/schedule and session descriptions.

*NAFCU reserves the right to disqualify programs that do not meet the standards required for CEU credit. 

Track Your CEU Credits

Track your NCBSO certification credits online (login required). Please email with any questions.