1) What does NISM & CRISIL Certified Credit Underwriter (NCCCU) programme offer?
The NISM & CRISIL Certified Credit Underwriter programme readies professionals for a fruitful underwriting career in the financial services industry. The course goes beyond mere concepts and focusses on business insights and challenges, and provides you the relevant knowledge and recognition to enhance your marketability. The content is interactive and exhaustive. It has 22 modules and helps you start and upgrade your career in areas as wide as retail, MSME, sales, and corporate lending.
2) Can I take the course?
Yes, if you have a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks, or equivalent cumulative grade point average (CGPA). The course is for graduates who wish to build a fulfilling career in the banking and finance industry, experienced bankers; credit research analysts; professionals working in asset reconstruction companies and consulting firms; professionals seeking to understand debt securities; and those looking to expand their career in commercial and retail finance, credit appraisal, credit monitoring, credit underwriting, loan syndication, stressed asset management, and project finance. And there is no age limit to enrol.
3) What are my career prospects in credit underwriting industry?
The financial services industry is very dynamic. A credit underwriter today performs various functions — from conducting detailed research on financial history of businesses and individuals for determining their creditworthiness to conducting compliance review of banks’ lending policy, and estimating the relative profitability of the relationship to the organisation. In short, career opportunities are aplenty with banks, institutional brokers, insurance companies, asset management companies, private equity, investment banks, rating agencies and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).
4) How will I benefit from the programme?
The NCCCU programme has a sharp focus on training and upskilling. It provides a deep understanding of various credit assessment skills. The course helps you upgrade and fast-track your career. It will expand your career horizon. It follows a practical approach by using market data, industry trends and relevant case studies to facilitate a deeper understanding of concepts.
5) On average, how long does it take to complete the NCCCU programme?
Each module of the course requires about 50 learning hours, and can be bookmarked to enable quick access.
6) What is the course fee?
The registration fee is Rs 16,000 and the exam fee is Rs 2,000 per attempt. The course has 22 e-learning modules, including real-life case studies, recent regulations, resource documents, and market-related data and analysis
7) How do I make the payment?
After the registration, an email is sent to the participant with a payment link. The participant has to make the payment and reply to the email with details of the transaction.
8) How long can I access the course?
Access to the course content is valid for two years from the date of purchase.
9) Is the programme online-only?
Yes, it is a completely self-paced, online learning programme with human voice over, clickable interactivities, animations, additional reading material and knowledge checks to assess users.
10) What will I learn through the course?
Mainly, core concepts of credit risk assessment, including industry analysis, business risk evaluation, financial analysis and promoter assessment; various financial products for small, medium-sized and large businesses; and financial metrices of corporate performance. It helps you build capability to move towards new-age lending.
11) How can I access the online learning modules?
Access to the e-learning topics will be provided through the NISM platform. Once you complete the purchase, you will receive an email within 48 hours with details to access the course. The credentials to access it will be the same as those used for registration (email and password). You can see the course assigned under Your Courses, on the dashboard page. Click the assigned course and the course content page opens. Click the first module and begin the course.