To all ICFE Certified Credit Report Reviewers:
Is it time for you to enhance your career with a new Certification
from the ICFE OR enroll in one of our refresher courses to
renew your CEUs?
If you have completed any ICFE Certification courses before 2009,
this important notice is for you. The AFCPE will grant CEUs to their
certificants who enroll in one of the ICFE's refresher certification
courses, if you were certified before 2009.
The CCRR refresher course is online and will be made available
at a substantial discount for all individuals who are CCRR. Other
courses will have an updated Independent Study Guide or separate
addenda which will be published and mailed.
Whether you are an experienced professional or new to the financial
services industry, or moving into credit and debt counseling or
the administrative ranks, the nonprofit Institute of Consumer Financial
Education (ICFE) makes available to programs you need to move ahead
or fulfill your Continuing Education Requirements. The ICFE is an
accepted provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the Certified
Financial Planners Board of Standards and Practices (CFP Board),
The Association for Planning and Counseling Education (AFCPE), The
American College's (PACE) program and many state licensing and other
Are you listed in the ICFE's new
The ICFE has several self-study certification courses, (some
available online) in the areas of Identity Theft Risk Management,
Credit Report/Credit Score Reviewer, SmartEquity
Debt Management, Reverse Mortgages and Retirement Age Reviewer and
Educator and many others.
Innovative ICFE course/programs are listed is below with the
number of CEUs available for each course.
Many AFCPE certificate holders who completed any ICFE CE program
before 2009 are now eligible for additional CEUs through a refresher
course at a substantially reduced cost for ICFE graduates.
Please contact the ICFE to determine if you are eligible for
CEUs with a refresher course,
The nonprofit ICFE has examined and issued credentials to over 5,000
individuals, including privacy consultants, law enforcement, military
counselors, lawyers, paralegals, financial planners and credit counselors,
real estate agents and mortgage brokers since 2005.
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Paul S. Richard
President - Executive Director
Institute of Consumer
Financial Education (ICFE)
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.