August 20, 2020

Instructors Patty Covington and Eric Johnson presenting NAF Association compliance certificate coursework online

SubPrime Auto Finance News recently reported that the NAF Compliance Certification Program will now be presented online to ensure that underwriting and collections professionals maintain their compliance knowledge while travel is limited. Hudson Cook Partners Patty Covington and Eric Johnson led the development, content creation and implementation of the certification program, and have worked with NAF to transition the program to the digital space during the pandemic.

"Compliance still matters, and we may see an even greater resurgence of scrutiny in 2021 if a new administration is sworn in," Patty said. "So, minding our compliance Ps and Qs still matters, even in a pandemic. The NAF Association's programs on compliance are top notch — the content is rich and the practically on how it interrelates with the business just can't be beat."

Patty is a partner in Hudson Cook's Richmond office and co-chair of the firm's Auto and Personal property Finance and Leasing practice group. She focuses on all areas of consumer financial services law, including auto finance, small installment lending, federal regulatory compliance, CFPB-readiness, privacy, data security and information management, electronic commerce, marketing, as well as matters involving the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Eric is a partner in the firm's Oklahoma City office and Editor in Chief of's Spot Delivery publication. He assists national and state banks, savings associations, credit unions, mortgage bankers, other licensed lenders, motor vehicles dealers and automotive finance companies in the development and maintenance of nationwide consumer mortgage and automobile finance programs; online motor vehicle sales programs; litigation funding programs; and electronic payment programs

Visit the NAF website for more information about the certification program.

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