NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer (NCCO) Program

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

Note for 2020 Recertification

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are automatically extending the recertification period for those who have been unable to earn the necessary recertification credits or attend our conferences by 12/31/2020. If you have an expiration date of 12/31/2020, your certification period has been extended to 10/31/2021. You can review your recertification date on your NAFCU account page. Alternatively, certification credits may be earned by attending our NAFCU webinars online. Please contact with any additional questions.

Earn Credits from NAFCU Education Programs

Easily maintain your NCCO designation by attending designated NAFCU conference sessions and/or webinars. A number of NAFCU education programs qualify for education credits towards your NCCO recertification, including:

  1. Attend NAFCU's Regulatory Compliance Seminar (24 CEUs of in-person training)
  2. Attend NAFCU's Regulatory Compliance School (24 CEUs of in-person training)
  3. Attend NAFCU's Risk Management Seminar (16.5 CEUs of in-person training)
  4. Attend NAFCU's BSA Seminar (19 CEUs of in-person training)
  5. Attend compliance sessions at other NAFCU conferences (various CEUs)
  6. Purchase the Online Compliance Training Subscription (includes over 30 live webcasts a year, 1.5 CEUs each)
  7. Attend individual NAFCU compliance webinars (1.5 CEUs each)

Look for NAFCU webinars and conference sessions that qualify for NCCO credits!

Earn Credits from Non-NAFCU Education Programs

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) can be earned by attending a non-NAFCU conference, event, or webinar, so long as the program is educational in nature and focuses on compliance and/or regulatory topics. A total of .5 CEU is credited for each 30-minute increment of training. There is a $10 fee per .5 CEU earned. Program topics that qualify for CEUs include:

  • Compliance
  • Regulatory/Regulations
  • Legislative/Legislation
  • BSA
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Asset Liability Management
  • Power of Attorney
  • NCUA Exams
  • Enterprise Risk Management 

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 NCCO 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 NCCO 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 NCCO certification credits online (login required). Please email with any questions.