SAN DIEGO, CA - The Board of the National
Association of Certified Credit Counselors, (NACCC) has
approved the Institute of Consumer Financial Education's (ICFE)
Certified Credit Report Reviewer Program for continuing
education credits for counselors who enroll in and
successfully complete the ICFE's popular program.
'The Board of the National Association of Certified Credit
Counselors has reviewed your program and has extended four
continuing education credits to counselors who purchase
this program. This includes reading the study guide and
earning a passing score on the Certified Credit Report
The Do-It-Yourself Credit File Correction Guide, (which is
an integral part of the program) is a significant tool for
both counselors and consumers. Therefore, proof of
assisting clients with the appropriate forms or credit
repairs can warrant additional continuing education credit
up to an additional four hours. We have determined that
providing consumers with the corrective tools to fix and
repair credit reports is highly instructional for all
involved and therefore counselors who use these tools
should be awarded four additional hours."
Other organizations awarding continuing education units
for the ICFE's Certified Credit Report Reviewer program
Association for Financial Counseling and Planning
Education (AFCPE) 10 Continuing Education Credits
International Association of Registered Financial
Consultants (IARFC) 10 Continuing Education Credits
The ICFE's Certified Credit Report Reviewer program focus
on the new Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, the
successor to the older Fair Credit Reporting Act, which
offers consumers nationwide a free of their credit reports
on an annualized basis, in addition to several new
provisions which streamlines to dispute process and offers
greater protections for victims of identity theft and
ICFE Certified Credit Report Reviewers enroll in a
self-study program which culminates with a 30 question
examination and 25 correct answers are required for a
passing grade and subsequent Certification.
About 450 individuals have enrolled in the ICFE program.
Enrollees come from credit unions, mortgage companies,
credit and debt counselors, professional financial and
insurance planners and financial educators including
command financial specialists, from all branches of the
For more information about the ICFE and the Certified
Credit Report Reviewer Certification program for 2004,
please visit the ICFE's Web site (www.financial-education-icfe.org).
About the ICFE:
The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) was founded in 1982 by the late Loren Dunton (creator of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation). The ICFE is dedicated to helping consumers of all ages to improve their spending, increase savings and use credit more wisely.
The ICFE is an award winning, nonprofit, consumer education organization that has helped millions of people through its education programs and Resources. It publishes the Do-It-Yourself Credit File correction Guide, which is updated annually. The ICFE has distributed over one million Credit/Debit Card Warning Labels and Credit/Debit Card Sleeves world wide.
The ICFE became an official partner with the Department of Defense/Financial Readiness Campaign in June of 2004.The ICFE was an active partner in the California Student Debt Resource Awareness Project (CASDRAP) which resulted in a new web site: (studentdebthelp.org). CASDRAP disbanded in 2010, shortly after the web site project was completed. In 2011 the ICFE assumed the single sponsorship of the (studentdebthelp.org) web site and is now responsible for its content and operation.
The ICFE is also an on-line help for consumers who spend too much. ICFE's spending help was featured in PARADE Magazine in the Intelligence Report section. The money helps and tips are from the ICFE's Money Instruction Book, our course in personal finance.
Visit the ICFE's other web sites at: www.financial-education-icfe.org and studentdebthelp.org. Both sites helps consumers and students with mending spending, learning about the proper use of credit, budget and expense guidelines, how to set up and implement a spending-plan and also how to access financial education courses and how to teach children about money. Other ICFE services include: Ask Mr. G, a free eNews, and an online resource center for students, parents and educators, plus financial education learning tools and a book store.