ICFE eNEWS #15-12 - Apr 14th 2015

ICFE Introduces New Certification
Certified Consumer "Certified Credit Scoring Specialist" (CCSS™)

The New CCSS™ Course is accepted for 10 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 10 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).

The 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™.

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Sent by:

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

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