ICFE eNEWS #14-09 - May 20th 2014
Introduces New Certification Certified Young Adult Financial
San Diego, CA - The Institute of Consumer Financial Education
(ICFE) has introduced for April 2014 a new certification course
titled: Certified Young Adult Financial Specialist ("CYAFS"). It
has been submitted to the CFP Board for 10 hours of continuing
education credit as well as the AFCPE and a variety of other
The ICFE's new CYAFS program is about teaching professionals
to educate young adults. Young adults are more in need of
financial education than ever before. There are more financial
products and decisions to be made for their lives today and to
plan for their future. The new Certified Young Adult Financial
Specialist program educates trains and equips financial
counselors to communicate their expertise in a way that young
adults are able and willing to accept it.
The course objectives are:
- Have a basic
understanding of money, credit, investing, and some of
the laws governing them.
- Know the stages of life
for young adults and how the basic financial issues.
- Understand the personal
finance issues facing young adults.
- Course Skills Objectives:
- Learn tools for
effective communication with young adults.
- Understand the
importance of ensuring young adults have all the
available information they need to manage situations and
make sound decisions.
- Learn to explain
complex concepts in an easy-to-understand manner.
Young Adult Financial Specialist certification course
participants learn about their audience and the social and
economic forces that are influencing their behavior. They will
learn to guide young adults to become educated financial
consumers who can think through their options intelligently.
From building credit to buying a house to saving for the future,
this course covers the gamut that young adults need to
understand to live productive financial lives.
CYAFS course was written by the principals of Get It Together
for ICFE. Get It Together is an Independent Financial Education
company. 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
Find out more about CYAFS