Certificate Courses


Two certificate session courses are being presented at the 2021 NACM Credit Congress in Kansas City, Business Credit Principles and Financial Statement Analysis 2: Credit and Risk Assessment. They are held from Saturday morning through Wednesday afternoon of the conference and are separate from our educational breakout sessions. Participants must attend all five segments of the course and must successfully complete the exam offered on the last day (Wednesday afternoon, October 13) to pass each course, respectively. A certificate course fee of $389.00 and the purchase of the course textbooks are required in addition to the Full Delegate registration fee.

BCP Certificate Course Details

A comprehensive course for credit analysts and potential CBA applicants. Successful completion of the Business Credit Principles course satisfies a Credit Business AssociateSM (CBASM) course requirement.

 About the Program

This intensive program offers a comprehensive look at the credit function. Upon successful completion, you should understand the role of credit in financial management, the components of effective credit department systems and procedures, specific government regulations that pertain to business credit, credit and policy procedures, selling terms, negotiable instruments, the Uniform Commercial Code, credit investigations, financing and insurance, business credit fraud, factors associated with credit limits, out-of-court settlements, and bankruptcy.

Program Overview

This program satisfies a requirement for the Credit Business Associate (CBA) designation. Using the textbook, Principles of Business Credit, 8th Edition, published by NACM, participants will receive in depth exposure to:

  • Credit in the Business World
  • Credit in the Company
  • Organizing the Credit Department
  • The Legal Environment of Credit
  • Credit Policy and Procedures
  • Terms and Conditions of Sale
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • The Legal Forms of Business
  • The Uniform Commercial Code
  • Credit Investigations
  • Know Your Customer
  • International Trade
  • Financing and Business Insurance
  • Business Credit Fraud
  • Making Credit Decisions
  • Customer Visits
  • The Credit and Sales Partnership
  • Out of Court Settlements
  • Bankruptcy Code Proceedings
  • Financial Statements
  • Financial Analysis Fundamentals
  • Analysis and Forecasting of Credit and Receivable Information

Program Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course though a basic knowledge of accounting principles is helpful.

FSA2: Credit & Risk Assessment
Course Details

A course for credit analysts, CCE exam candidates and those striving to earn the new NACM Certified Credit & Risk Analyst (CCRA) certification. FSA2 is an excellent preparatory class for the Certified Credit Executive (CCE®) designation exam and is a core course for NACM's the Certified Credit and Risk AnalystSM (CCRASM) designation.

 About the Program

This intermediate financial analysis program has been designed for credit analysts, risk analysts and managers seeking comprehensive understanding of what's behind the numbers in financial reports. It is designed to improve the credit & finance professional's ability to analyze and interpret financial statements leading to quality credit risk assessment. The program gives equal weight to the process of financial reporting, the analysis and interpretation of financial statements and the steps required to document a quality credit line recommendation.


Program Overview

This course is an excellent preparatory class for the Certified Credit Executive (CCE) designation exam. Using the textbook, Financial Reporting and Analysis - Custom Edition, by Charles H. Gibson, participants will receive in-depth exposure to:

  • Investments: Short-and Long-term
  • Receivables
  • Inventories and Valuation Methods
  • Fixed Assets and Depreciation
  • Financing: Debt and Equity
  • Financial Reporting for Leases
  • Income Tax Reporting
  • Ratio Analysis
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Credit Risk Assessment

Program Prerequisites

It is strongly recommended that participants have successfully completed a basic financial accounting course. In order to participate actively and gain the most from this course, students will need to join this class with a firm understanding of accounting concepts. Also, it is recommended that Financial Statement Analysis 1 be completed prior to this course.

Find out how to earn the Certified Credit & Risk Analyst certification by completing this FSA2 course!

Schedule subject to change without notice.