San Diego, CA - Annual
continuing education requirements are a fact of life for
many professionals who hold state licenses for teaching or
nursing and also for selling insurance and securities.
Continuing education units (CEUs) are also required of
people who have earned a professional designation, such as
RFC - Registered Financial Consultant, which is overseen
by the International Association of Registered Financial
Consultants (IARFC). The IARFC is to financial planners,
what the Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
are to their members. CEUs are required by these
professional organizations from the members in order to
maintain their designations and be able to display them
after their name on business cards and letterheads.
The San Diego based, award winning, Institute of Consumer
Financial Education, has certification, credit and
budgeting education programs that are accepted for
continuing education units by a variety of professional
organizations nationwide. Among the numerous professional
organizations are the IARFC, for Certified financial
planners, (CFPs), the CFP Board of Standards and
Practices, the National Association of Certified Credit
Counselors (NACCC), and the Association for Counseling and
Planning Education (AFCPE) to mention a few. Applications
are pending before many other state and national groups.
The ICFE's Certification Programs accepted for CEUs:
' Certified Credit Report Reviewer
' Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist
' Certified Personal Finance Instructor for the ICFE's The
Money Instruction Book
Credit and Financial Education Programs available through the ICFE
accepted for CEUs:
' Credit When Credit Is Due
' Guide To Budgeting
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.