Credit as an Asset Master Trainer Certification Program

Through its Master Trainer Certification program, experienced credit building practitioners become credentialed to deliver CBA’s nationally recognized Credit as an Asset training to financial coaches, counselors, and other professionals who support low-income and underserved communities in building strong credit profiles.

This in-depth certification program provides participants with:
  • comprehensive in-person and virtual training and continuing education on course materials and facilitation;
  • full access to license Credit as an Asset curriculum with the ability to adapt course materials for use in local communities; and
  • on-going professional development opportunities, technical assistance, and regular updates on changes in the credit industry.

Program Requirements

  • At least two years experience providing financial capability or asset building related services.
  • Complete CBA-provided education requirements, including a pre-training webinar and all virtual lessons.
  • Pass a written exam.
  • Sign and comply with curriculum licensing agreement.
  • Complete continuing education offered by CBA and recertification requirements.

Program Benefits

  • Attract funding and revenue generation opportunities by offering Credit as an Asset training and consulting in your community.
  • Co-brand the materials and add local products, resources and case studies that are relevant to your community.
  • Access to regularly updated curriculum materials including: Credit as an Asset Facilitator Guide, Participant Guide, Credit Strength Roadmap© tools and activities, supplemental content and more.
  • Access to professional development and continuing education through CBA’s Training Institute.
  • Registration fee reduced for CBA's Annual Credit Building Symposium.
  • Technical assistance from CBA.

Program Costs

  • The program fee for certification is $1,500 for 2022.* Travel costs are not included.
  • An annual certification maintenance and curriculum licensing fee of $200 will be required. Price subject to change.

Additional Information

  • Travel costs and accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the training.
  • This is a competitive application process. There is no guarantee that applicants will be accepted.
  • The Master Trainer Certification is offered once per year. Training opportunities for 2023 will be announced through CBA's Monthly Newsletter.
  • Please only submit one application per organization as limited space is available.
    *Limited partial scholarships to subsidize the cost of the training are available through the application process.

2022 Training Opportunities

The 2022 Master Trainer Certification application is now closed!

The certification will be held on September 27th - 28th, 2022 from 9:00 - 5:00 each day. The training will be held in-person in Washington, DC.

Applicants will be informed of decisions in mid-June.

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