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ICFE eNEWS #15-29 - September 19th 2015
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Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist - CITRMS® XV

CITRMS XV Logo Applicants are encouraged to review the ICFE's CITRMS®XV Code of Ethics

Transitioning from the CITRMS® designation to the ICFE's all new CITRMS® XV.


The ICFE announced it has completely replaced the contents of the Independent Study Guide (ISG) for its Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist - CITRMS® certification program. It is now known as Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist - CITRMS® XV. It was written by Yan Ross, who also has served as the ICFE's Director of Special Projects since 2008 and before that he practiced financial institutions law for over 25 years.

The ICFE's Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist CITRMS ® XV Independent Study Guide (ISG) and CITRMS® XV Examination are new and improved documents. The ISG XV provides a new overview, current information on specific technological and demographic developments, and a new perspective on the original credential.

Many changes and new challenges have occurred in the world of identity theft since the original CITRMS® study program was first introduced in 2006 by the ICFE. Consequently, CITRMS® XV undertakes a completely new approach to recognizing and dealing with these developments, with particular emphasis on two groups of specialized concerns: divided into technology and demographic/activity categories.

Due to the proliferation of data breaches, requirements for organizations that have suffered such breaches have expanded as well, notably the requirement to make prompt notification to all individuals who may be at risk of identity theft due to the compromise of the security of their personally sensitive information.

In the past eight years, over seven thousand professionals have successfully completed the CITRMS® program and have been ICFE certified.

Effective on the date the CITRMS® XV is published, CITRMS® certificants and CITRMS enrollees will have one year to complete the CITRMS® XV course in order to keep their listing in the ICFE's International Directory of Certificants.

Conditions, delivery and pricing:

CITRMS® enrollees who enrolled, but have not yet sent in their examination, within the past TEN months will receive a CITRMS® XV ISG (PDF) and Examination (PDF), upon request, at no additional charge. CITRMS® enrollees who have enrolled longer than ten months ago, but have not sent in their examination, will be able to receive a CITRMS® XV ISG (PDF) and Examination (PDF) for $119 including a CITRMS® XV personalized certificate.

ALL other CITRMS® who enrolled over 15 months ago and who have not sent in their examination, will receive a CITRMS® XV ISG (PDF) and Examination (PDF) for $169 including a CITRMS® XV personalized certificate. ALL other CITRMS® certificants will have one year* to enroll AND complete the CITRMS® XV ISG (PDF) and Examination (PDF) for $219 including a CITRMS® XV personalized certificate.

The cost of the new CITRMS® XV ISG (PDF) and Examination in published format for current CITRMS® certificants is $399, less introductory discount of $120 for a total of $279 including a CITRMS® XV personalized certificate and postage.

More information on the ICFE.info Web site.
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Sent by:

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

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