ICFE eNEWS #15-34 - November 2015
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ICFE Introduces New Credit Repair Training Certification Certified Credit Repair Specialist (CCRS™)

The New CCRS™ Course is accepted for 5 CEs and 10 PDUs

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San Diego, CA - The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) has introduced for November 2015 a new certification course titled: Certified Credit Repair Specialist (CCRS™) 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 it for 10 for Professional Development Units (PDUs).

The ICFE's new CCRS™ program explores the Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA), the FCRA/FACTA laws about consumer credit repair. Nearly every financial counselor has been asked by a client about their credit files and what it determines in their financial lives. The new Certified Credit Repair Specialist (CCRS™) program educates trains and equips all financial counselors with the knowledge needed to determine what how credit file mistakes, damage credit ratings and scores and how to change or make improvements.

Learning credit repair procedures from the CROA and how the FCRA-FACTA law treats credit file mistakes. The most common question asked about credit repair is how mistakes in the file can negatively affect the credit score. This question and others like "What are the components that make up a credit file report and subsequent score?" are all covered in the Independent Study Guide for the CCRS™. There is a 100 question examination and 80% or better is required for a passing grade, certification and granting of 5 CEs or 10 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 repair process on behalf of their constituents and because they will know the complexities of consumer credit repair.

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 credit repair practitioners seeking some recognition, including notary public, attorneys, CPAs, CFPs, privacy professionals, fraud investigators and consumer educators.

Find out more about CCRS™.

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Sent by:

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

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