ICFE eNEWS #11-21 - April 25th 2011

ICFE's Certified Credit Report Reviewer Course Updated
New CCRR graduate refresher course introduced with CEs

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 CEs 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 firms.

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 ICFE.info

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Sent by:

Paul Richard
President - Executive Director
Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE)

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