ICFE eNEWS #15-12 - April 14th 2015
ICFE Introduces New Certification
Certified Consumer "Certified Credit Scoring Specialist" (CCSS™)
The New CCSS™ Course is accepted for 5 CEs and PDUs
San Diego, CA - The Institute of Consumer Financial Education
(ICFE) has introduced for April 2015 a new certification course
titled: Certified Credit Scoring Specialist (CCSS™) It has been
accepted for 5 CEs by the AFCPE and
variety of other professional organizations, American
Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS.org)
accepts 10 for Professional Development Units (PDUs).
ICFE's new CCSS™ program is explores consumer and commercial
credit scoring. Nearly every financial counselor has been asked
by a client about their credit scores and what it determines in
their financial lives. The new Certified Credit Scoring
Specialist (CCSS™) program educates trains and equips all
financial counselors with the knowledge needed to determine what
the credit score means, how it was developed and how to change
or improve it.
Learning how credit scoring models, or
algorithms are developed and how the FCRA-FACTA law treats
credit scores.. The most common questions asked about credit
scoring is what type of credit inquiry will affect the credit
score. This question others like what are the components that
make up a credit score are all covered in the Independent Study
Guide for the CCSS™. There is a 100 question examination and 80%
or better is required for a passing grade, certification and
granting of CEs or PDUs.
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 the credit scoring process on behalf of their
constituents and because they will know the complexities of
consumer credit scoring.
ICFE has certified over six
thousand professionals in eight different specialty
certification programs, including identity theft risk
management, credit report reviewing, debt collection compliance
and more. 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.
Find out more about CCSS™.