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ICFE eNEWS #13-01 - January 10th 2013

ICFE Introduces New Certification -
Certified Consumer "Debt Collection Compliance Specialist" (DCCS™)

The New DCCS™ Course is accepted for 5 CEUs

San Diego, CA - The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) has introduced for January 2013 a new certification course titled: Certified Consumer "Debt Collection Compliance Specialist" (DCCS™). It has been accepted for 5 CEUs by the AFCPE and variety of other professional organizations.

The ICFE's new DCCS™ program is about debt collection compliance. Nearly every financial counselor has encountered an overbearing collector sometime in their career and many felt somewhat helpless because they were not fully aware of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The new Certified Consumer "Debt Collection Compliance Specialist" program educates trains and equips financial counselors with the knowledge needed to determine if the debt collector is in compliance with the law.

Service members who are deployed and who may also be in collection are entitled to special benefits under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) of 2003. The DCCS™ course completely covers the SCRA benefits and much more.

Learning how debt collectors are trained including using social medias is another chapter. The most common FDCPA violations made by collectors are included too. Students will also learn how to document violations of a debt collector against the FDCPA law and, importantly, what specific steps to take on behalf of the consumer if a collector breaks the law. The FDCPA limits the communications between debt collectors and debtors. The DCCS™ course covers all the details and the so-called "mini-Miranda" statement.

Any credit or debt counselor, as well as financial planners and military command financial specialists taking this course will gain the knowledge to better deal with aggressive debt collectors on behalf of their constituents and because they know the FDCPA can tell if immediately if a collector or collection companies are in compliance.

ICFE has certified over six thousand professionals in seven different specialty certification programs. These professionals are employed by a wide range of organizations including consumer credit and debt counseling organizations, credit unions and other financial institutions, student loan lenders, cooperative extension system, all branches of the military, mortgage, real estate, and financial services firms; law enforcement, and other government agencies. Many others are private practitioners including notary public, attorneys, CPAs, CFPs, privacy professionals, fraud investigators and consumer educators.

The DCCS™ program is accepted for 15 continuing education credits by the AFCPE and other financial planning associations.

Find out more about DCCS™.

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Sent by:

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.

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and the Institute of Consumer Financial Education, All Rights Reserved.
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San Diego, Ca 92163
Paul S. Richard, Executive Director
Phone 619-239-1401

FAX 619-923-3284

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