San Diego, CA. - People in business and those who want
to start one are constantly seeking ways to set
themselves apart from their peers and competitors.
Credit and debt counselors, notaries public, financial
planners, investment advisors, business insurance
professionals, mortgage brokers, real estate agents,
lawyers and even document shredders have discovered
specialized training is one answer. Specialized
certifications provide the unique service niche they are
looking for one that gives them a marketing and
promotional edge over others.
Over 2,000 professionals have taken advantage of and
enrolled in the certification programs exclusively made
available by the award winning, San Diego based
Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) in the
high demand areas of reviewing credit reports and
identity theft risk management.
ICFE Certified Credit Report Reviewers (CCRR) and ICFE
Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist (CITRMS)
are two such specialties. The certifications and
accompanying skill sets provide valuable and much needed
services to consumers and businesses. Business
professionals, private Practices, and major firms who
desire to have their employees and managers trained are
receiving specialized training and recognition they can
use to market their abilities and expand their services.
Whether they seek to provide additional beneficial
services to their clients and customers, attract new
prospects, or assist their own business and employees,
thousands of professionals nationwide have turned to the
ICFE for quality education.
The ICFE's certifications are recognized and accepted by
variety professional organizations for Continuing
Education (CE) credits. Those who designations require
annual continuing education include the authorities for
Certified Financial Planner, CLU and ChFC, or Accredited
Financial Counselor or Certified Credit Counselor, for
Both the Certified Credit Report Reviewer (available in
English and Spanish) and the Certified Identity Theft
Risk Management Specialist program are the only national
training and certification programs of its kind. They
include an Independent Study Guide, an examination
booklet, a PowerPoint Show and other materials. The
CITRMS program, which is available online, also includes
CasePlanner' Identity Theft risk management and
resolution software. Each ICFE training curriculum
requires the student to pass an examination with a
minimum score of 85% to achieve ICFE certification.
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.