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Congratulations to New CBA and CBF Designees

Sunday, July 29, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Participants in the National Association of Credit Management Professional Certification Program demonstrate that they are among the best in their field. They are a select group of individuals who have made the commitment to excellence in credit management, career advancement and an ongoing pursuit of knowledge.


Congratulations to each of this year’s class of members earing their certifications for their hard work and commitment to the credit profession. Thank you to their employers for supporting life-long learning and encouraging professional development.


Credit Business Associate

The CBA is an academic-based designation that signals mastery of basic financial accounting, business credit principles and introductory financial statement analysis. The following NACM North Central members recently earned the CBA designation.

  • Ryan Arneson, Milvalco Inc.
  • Christian Brenckman, Medtronic USA Inc.
  • Brigette Fischer, Shaw/Stewart Lumber Co.
  • Melissa Isaak, Donaldson Company Inc.
  • Jaya Nakarmi, SunOpta Inc.
  • Stacie Neufeld, Donaldson Company Inc.
  • Heather Nissen, Medtronic USA Inc.
  • Roshelle Verdeck, Medtronic USA Inc.
  • Silvia Villalobos, SunOpta Inc.
  • Paul Rowenhorst, Donaldson Company Inc.


Credit Business Fellow

The CBF is an academic and participation-based designation that illustrates that achievers are knowledgeable about and have contributed to the field of business credit by first having earned the CBA designation, as well as having completed additional course work. The CBF signals competence in business law and credit law. CBF designation applicants must also accumulate Career Roadmap points. One NACM North Central member recently earned the CBF designation. 

  • Tamara Mortensen, Apogee Services Inc.

Interested in Getting Certified?

Credit professionals pursuing the Credit Business Associate designation complete the Credit Administrative Program, including Business Credit Principles, Basic Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis courses and passing an exam. The program runs from September through May each year and costs approximately $2,500, including books and registration costs.


Classes will be held in Bloomington, Minnesota, just one block from the Bloomington Central light rail station. NACM members may apply for scholarship assistance, courtesy of the NACM Scholarship Foundation.  


Join NACM North Central for a free Intro to Certification informal session at our Professional Development Center in Golden Valley, Minnesota, on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 8:30 a.m. Attendees will meet the instructors and get answers to any questions they may have about the certification process. Space is limited, so registration is required. Learn more and register today.