The Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors, in partnership with CUNA, will be holding the first ever internal audit certification school this fall in Denver.

“The ACUIA has long talked about creating a very specific certification program designated for credit union internal auditing,” John Gallagher (pictured), the ACUIA’s board chair and director of internal audit for the $3.1 billion SEFCU in Albany, N.Y., said. “We always felt that credit unions are somewhat of a unique industry. The other certifications programs that are out there are certainly valid and strong, but they don’t apply to the credit union industry.”

After many conversations and meetings, the ACUIA and CUNA developed the internal audit certification for internal audit professionals, including compliance officers, enterprise risk managers, and supervisory or audit committee members who are just starting out or are tenured, Gallagher said.

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