Credit as an Asset Master Trainer Certification: 
2024 Program Application 

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Application Accommodations
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Through the Master Trainer Certification Program, experienced credit building practitioners become credentialed to deliver Credit Builders Alliance (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 training and continuing education on course materials and facilitation; 
  • License to access the entire 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 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.
  • Access to professional development and continuing education through CBA’s Training Institute.
  • Technical assistance from CBA.
Training and Certification Dates

The Master Trainer Certification training will be a hybrid event with six hours of on-demand pre-training (the Credit as an Asset course) followed by two full days of in-person training in Denver, CO from August 7 - 8, 2024. Travel costs and accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the training. 

Program Costs
  • The program fee for certification is $1,950.
  • Once certified, an annual certification maintenance and curriculum licensing fee of $250 will be required. Price subject to change.

Application Instructions
  1. Review program requirements (next page).

  2. Complete the application form and upload your professional resumé by 11:59 pm ET on April 15th, 2024. Please only submit one application per organization. 

  3. Reach out to with any questions. 

Eligibility and Program Requirements

Applicants are required to meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Master Trainer Certification: 
  • Have at least two years experience providing financial capability or asset building services.
  • Have support from your organization to participate as this is an individual certification.
If selected to participate in the Master Trainer Certification, attendees will be required to:
  • Pay $1950 certification fee by invoice deadline
  • Complete CBA's Credit as an Asset On Demand training (six hours)
  • Complete 2-day in-person certification training
  • Pass a written exam
  • Sign the curriculum licensing agreement
  • Once certified, complete quarterly Professional Development sessions provided by CBA and annual recertification requirements including recertification fees and completing the Training Facilitation Requirement of leading Credit as an Asset at least once per year.
This is a competitive application process. There is no guarantee applicants will be accepted. CBA will prioritize selection of program participants who demonstrate a strong commitment to integrating the Credit as an Asset curriculum into their work in local communities. . 

Please only submit one application per organization as space is limited.

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Training Accessibility and Additional Comments

Thank you for your application. Decisions will be made by May 1st, 2024.  

Please reach out to if you have any questions.