Iowa Division of Credit Unions Receives 2022 NASCUS Reaccreditation

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March 11, 2021

Iowa Division of Credit Unions Receives 2022 NASCUS Reaccreditation

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) is proud to announce that the Iowa Division of Credit Unions has earned Reaccreditation following a series of in-depth reviews and assessments by a panel of veteran state supervisors.

“I am very proud that the Iowa Division of Credit Unions was reaccredited by NASCUS. My team works every day to exhibit the core values of the Division and to manifest the mission of the Division: Protecting and securing the integrity of the Iowa Credit Union System, providing thorough financial analysis and risk identification, innovative solutions, and collaboration. The NASCUS accreditation process provides valuable feedback to ensure the Division is doing its best to provide effective oversight to the 80 Iowa state-chartered credit unions, 1.4 million members, and 27.6 billion dollars of regulated assets in the Iowa credit union system.” said Superintendent Katie Averill.

NASCUS Accreditation is a robust process that includes disciplined self-evaluation and ongoing monitoring, administered by the NASCUS Performance Standards Committee (PSC), a group of senior regulators from accredited state agencies.

“This peer-reviewed program recognizes achievements of state credit union regulators to effectively carry out regulatory and supervisory programs in their operations and utilization of resources,” commented NASCUS President and CEO Brian Knight. “Achieving NASCUS Accreditation reflects the exceptional capabilities of state regulatory agencies and their ability to meet the highest level of regulatory proficiency and industry standards. Furthermore, the Accreditation review process can identify opportunities for statutory, regulatory, or supervisory changes to further enhance the agency and the state’s charter.”

To earn Accreditation, a credit union state supervisory agency must demonstrate that it meets accreditation standards in agency administration and finance, personnel and training, examination, supervision, and legislative powers.

NASCUS Vice President of State Programs and Supervisory Policy, Liz Evans, administers the Accreditation program and said, “The NASCUS Accreditation Program acknowledges credit union regulatory agencies that serve the citizens of their State through the operation of an effective, skilled, and professional program with credit union safety and soundness at the forefront of supervision. We commend you on your leadership of a regulatory agency that meets the standards of the NASCUS Accreditation Program and strengthens the state credit union system as a whole. Thank you for all of the work you do.”

NASCUS began developing the Accreditation program in 1989 to administer and assure states’ credit union examination and supervision quality standards. This program, modeled on the university accreditation concept, applies national performance standards to a state’s credit union regulatory program.

To learn more about the NASCUS Accreditation program, visit: https://www.nascus.org/state-activities/accreditation/

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