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Institute of Consumer Financial Education Brings Certified Credit Report Reviewer Course Online

ICFE worked with Distance Learning Company to bring its credit report course online, giving busy professionals who work with credit an opportunity to gain knowledge and certification at their own pace

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PRLog (Press Release) - Jan. 22, 2009 - San Diego, California — ICFE, the Institute of Consumer Financial Education, today announced that it has placed its popular Certified Credit Report Review (CCRR™) course online. The online credit report course, available 24/7 through www.icfeonline.org , is designed specifically for busy professionals in the financial, legal, real estate, and credit and debt counseling fields. The new course has been revamped to reflect the numerous changes in the credit reporting industry that affect how lenders extend credit to consumers.

The CCRR online credit report course, featuring recognized certification, answers the need for a standardized credential in credit reporting/reviewing that can be relied upon by consumers, lenders, law enforcement officials, legal professionals and others who work with credit. Focusing on credit reports and how to review them with consumers, the course guides students in exploring the complexity of these issues and how they can negatively impact and harm consumers and small business owners. The intuitive online course was developed with busy professionals in mind. Students are free to take the course at their own pace from anywhere with an internet connection and complete the exam at a time of their choosing.

The course was made possible online through the technology and knowhow of California-based Distance Learning Company (DLC). DLC delivers convenient, intuitive and state-approved e-learning solutions to hundreds of thousands of students across the United States. Through its unique ‘Powered By’ service, DLC develops customized e-learning solutions for organizations looking to provide their customers and employees with the convenience of distance learning solutions (www.distancelearningcompany.com ).

The online CCRR course arrives in an era where credit lines are shrinking and more lenders are placing greater emphasis on credit scoring. With a battered economy drastically affecting whether borrowers can pay back credit, there is a rapidly growing need for professionals who understand credit reports, the new laws that govern credit reporting, and how to properly use that information. The new online course addresses risk management techniques, identifying how to protect customers, clients and consumers against the predations of credit and identity thieves among other problems.

ICFE’s online CCRR course isn’t just an adaptation of the offline course. In developing the online version, ICFE also added more content to the Independent Study Guide and the retooled final exam to include 60 comprehensive questions. The program is accepted for continuing education credits and continuing legal education credits by many organizations and state regulatory licensing agencies. Since 2004, more than 2700 financial counselors, credit union officials, military counselors and other professionals have completed the CCRR course.

For more information on ICFE’s online CCRR course, please visit www.icfeonline.org .

About the Institute of Consumer Financial Education
The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) was founded in 1982. It is an award winning, nonprofit, public education organization. The ICFE trains and certifies Personal Finance Instructors for its own curriculum. It also trains and certifies Credit Report Reviewers and Identity Theft Prevention Specialists, and Home Mortgage Equity Conversion (Reverse Mortgage) Specialists.
The ICFE became an official partner with the Department of Defense/Financial Readiness Campaign in June of 2004. The ICFE Web site: http://www.icfe.info  
ICFE has just launched the online delivery of the Certified Credit Report Reviewer (CCRR) course, accredited for 10 CEs for Certified Financial Planners.  See http://www.ccrronline.com


For information about ICFE, contact:
Paul Richard
Executive Director
Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE)
icfe@cox.net
619-237-1401

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The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) was founded in 1982. It is an award winning, nonprofit, public education organization. The ICFE trains and certifies Personal Finance Instructors for its own curriculum. It also trains and certifies Credit Report Reviewers and Identity Theft Prevention Specialists, and Home Mortgage Equity Conversion (Reverse Mortgage) Specialists.
The ICFE became an official partner with the Department of Defense/Financial Readiness Campaign in June of 2004. The ICFE Web site: http://www.icfe.info

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Source:Institute of Consumer Financial Education
Phone:619-237-1401
Zip:92163
City/Town:San Diego - California - United States
Industry:Consumer, Education, Business
Tags:credit, Report, consumer, financial, score, Online, debt, certified
Last Updated:Jan 22, 2009
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