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 and founder of the College for Financial Planning in Denver, CO.)
The ICFE is dedicated to helping consumers of all ages to improve their spending
practices, 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 financial continuing education courses programs
and resources. In addition to eight Certification courses covering identity
theft, credit files, credit repair and credit scoring, among others, it also
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 is a partner
with the national Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy and the California
Jump$tart chapter. The ICFE staff is also active with San Diego Saves and
Military Saves, both offshoots of America Saves.
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.
The ICFE 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
library, a free eNews service, and an online resource center for students,
parents and educators, plus financial education learning tools in the ICFE Book