San Diego, CA - The Certified
Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc., has confirmed
the acceptance of the ICFE's Certified Credit Report
Reviewer Program for five (5) continuing education units (CEUs)
for all Certified Financial Planners
(CFPs) who successfully complete the exclusive ICFE
Professional organizations which recognize and accept the
ICFE's Credit Report Reviewer Certification Program for
continuing education units for their members are:
International Association of Registered Financial
(IARFC) 5 CEUs
Association for Financial Counseling and Planning
Education (AFCPE) 5 CEUs
National Association of Certified Credit Counselors
(NACCC) 8 CEUs
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards,
Inc. 5 CEUs
The Certified Credit Report Reviewer program was
introduced in 2004 and the ICFE has now certified just
over 1,000 individuals nationwide. Included with that
number are military counselors and command financial
specialists, approximately 350 counselors and loan
officers from credit unions, plus loan officers from
mortgage and loan companies and approximately 400 consumer
credit and debt counselors.
The ICFE program which also provides an additional
recognition as an Identity Theft Prevention Specialist was
developed by the award winning ICFE after the Congress
enacted the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
which, among many things, entitles consumers to a free
credit report from each of the three major credit
reporting agencies in the U. S. once a year.
Please share this important CEU information with your
friends and peers who may be an AFCPE, a CFP, a RFC or an
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.