Specialized Training and Certification from ICFE
Helps Professionals Expand and Market Their Services
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Specialized Training and Certification from ICFE
Helps Professionals Expand and Market Their Services

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 example.

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.

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