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Certified Credit Repair Specialist - CCRS™

CCRS™ is a registered trademark of the Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE), San Diego, CA

Introduction

The ICFE's Certified Credit Repair Specialist (CCRS™) program is the nation's premier comprehensive training and certification specifically developed for credit industry professionals who are dedicated to educating and assisting consumers, clients, customers, businesses, and the general public in credit reporting, credit file correction a/k/a credit repair. Also included is credit scoring plus how to maintain a good report and high score. With the birth of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2012, it took over the enforcement of the FCRA/FACTA laws from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which resulted in many new rules and regulations for the credit services industry.
CCRS™ qualified 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, financial educators, notary public, attorneys, security consultants, CPAs, CFPs, and other consumer advocates.
The growth of the consumer credit has been explosive. Americans are still getting all charged-up with their plastic. Individual credit files continue to grow, many times into more than three dozen pages. This area of growing concern to consumers and business owners alike is one that is often overlooked by their well meaning financial and business advisors, until now.
ICFE Certified Credit Repair Specialist (CCRS™) have learned the Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). They have learned how to read and understand their own credit reports and those of others. They have also learned about the steps to take to guard against credit and identity theft, an important new aspect of the credit report/repair service. Another important aspect in the training is about credit scores; maintaining them or increasing them, which often results in lower credit costs.
ICFE CCRSs™ provide a valuable service by helping to educate their individual clients and small business owners on the importance of maintaining a good rating, correcting mistakes in credit files ASAP, keep high credit scores and protect their personal information from criminals.

What are the CCRS’s™ course learning goals and objectives?

ICFE Provides Financial Education, Continuing Education Credits, CEUs, CEs, Free Credit Repair, Bankruptcy Education and Financial Planning for All Age Groups.

Who Is Enrolling In This Valuable ICFE CCRS™ Certification Program and earning CE's?

Click here to view a partial list of companies represented by current Certificants.

Why Become a CCRS™?

Here's some of the reasons why people are becoming an ICFE Certified Credit Repair Specialist:

About reviewing and correcting credit reports

There will be millions of consumers who need help understanding what is in their credit report. Thousands of credit report review/repair specialists will be needed the years ahead as more consumers begin to take advantage of their free credit reports.
About a half million consumers will also have become identity theft victims. Regular reviews of credit reports (one or two times per year, depending on level of credit activity) is the latest weapon in combating America's fastest growing crimes - Identity Theft - by early detection and better consumer awareness, both can be a result of the credit report reviews and fixing mistakes.
Learn critical points of the CROA, the FCRA and the FACTA laws. The complete texts are included in the CCRS™ Independent Study Guide (ISG). Also learn what a credit report review/repairer is and what they do. Discover if your profession is among those on the list of who need CEUs available to those enrolling and completing this exciting and beneficial program. Are among the types of professionals who may benefit from the enhancement to your experience with the CCRS™ training? If you said yes, please read on.
The entire ICFE CCRS™ certification process is explained in following paragraphs, including a list of materials and pictures of the materials and Certificates the ICFE provides to successful candidates. There are also more details about providing the credit report review/repair service.

Here is what's included in the ICFE CCRS™ enrollment package:

Special Pricing! Multiple Enrollment Savings of $25 each. (2 or more enrollments at same time)

CCRS study guide
ICFE CCRS™ Independent Study Guide
CCRS exam
ICFE CCRS™ 100 Question Examination
Credit file repair guide
ICFE Credit File Correction Guide Sample letters in PDF format on the CCR™ Resource Toolbox
CCRS certificate
Certificate: ICFE Certified Credit Repair Specialist – CCRS™

About the Credit Report Review/Repair Services

As an ICFE Certified Credit Repair Specialist - CCRS™ you will teach clients how to obtain their credit reports from the three major CRAs. When the client has his or her credit reports in hand, you will review their credit reports, page-by-page, with the client present. The average credit report review and checking for mistakes takes about an hour and fifteen minutes. Utilize the Credit File Review form on the CCRS™ Resource CD.
A husband and wife are considered separate clients because there are no joint credit reports.
You will explain how to make any changes and corrections and you may suggest what changes to make using the ICFE's Do-It-Yourself Credit File Correction Guide.
After you have finished the interview you may want sell or provide the client a copy of the ICFE's Do-It-Yourself Credit File Correction Guide. The ICFE Guide has sample letters for your clients to use as a guide in making any changes desired. If you provide them with a complimentary copy of the ICFE Do-It-Yourself Credit File Correction Guide, it is a $20-25 retail value, your cost is $7.50 each plus postage.
Your clients will also receive an important list of things they should to do prevent against Identity Theft.
The suggested fee is $35-$60 for about a one hour review service, including the ICFE Guide. If you spend more than one hour, but less than 90 minutes, the suggested fee is $60-$85 including the ICFE Guide.

Enroll now!

Immediately order your own credit reports. In about a week, you will receive your ICFE Independent Study Guide for your CCRS™ Certification, the Examination and the ICFE's Do-It-Yourself Credit File Correction Guide. Complete at your own pace, using your credit reports as you progress.
Lastly, when you have completed the exam, send it to ICFE (PO Box 34070 San Diego, CA 92163) OR fax it to 619-923-3284 OR email it to the ICFE to get your grade and CCRS™ Certificate.