San Diego, CA. - The Institute of Consumer Financial Education
(ICFE) has updated for 2011 Certified Credit Report Reviewer (CCRR®)
course's the Independent Study Guide and has expanded the final
exam to 100 questions. The ICFE has also added a new online CCRR®
Graduate Refresher Course (CCRR GRC) which is also accepted for
CEUs by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education
(AFCPE) for any CCRRs who were certified before 2009.
The CCRR® original course recently expanded and updated is accepted
for 15 continuing education credits and continuing legal education
credits by many organizations and state regulatory licensing agencies,
including the AFCPE and the CFP Board of Standards and Practices.
Updated information includes, but not limited to, the new 2011
rules from the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) on credit decisions and
notices, the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) new rules on credit
cards and also new FTC rules covering telemarketing and debt relief
The updated CCRR® online course for new enrollees is only $149
and the CCRR GRC is available to qualified CCRR graduates prior
to 2009 for just $99.
The need for financial services industry professionals including
credit, debt and housing counselors to learn more about credit reports
is becoming more important because of the many new federal laws
that govern the credit reporting firms and the credit card industry.
The FRB and the FTC are charged with implementing the new laws have
issued new rules on billing Practices and other risk management
techniques to protect customers, clients and consumers against the
predations of credit and identity thieves.
The CCRR® is now a standardized credential in credit reporting/reviewing.
It is recognized and relied upon by consumers, lenders, businesses
and legal people, even law enforcement. The CCRR® designation is
now being included as a basic requirement for many RFP's that come
from various employer groups and other organizations seeking qualified
individuals to conduct credit report reviews, as a unique benefit,
for their employees and members.
The nonprofit ICFE has trained, examined and issued credentials
to over 6,000 individuals, including privacy consultants, law enforcement,
military counselors, lawyers, paralegals, financial planners and
credit counselors, real estate agents and mortgage brokers among
many others. Special discounts are available for ICFE certificants
who enroll in other ICFE courses. Please visit
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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.