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RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Jan. 4, 2018 - PRLog -- has once again achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). provides educational services that promote financial literacy, quality financial coaching, debt management solutions, and pathways to affordable housing.

COA accreditation is an objective, independent, and reliable validation of an agency's performance. has been accredited by COA since 1993. Reaccreditation occurs every four years and attests that a member organization continues to meet the highest national operating standards as set by COA. It also provides both new and existing clients the assurance that is performing relevant community services, conducting its operations in a quality focused manner.

"We're extremely pleased with our continuing accreditation," said Todd Emerson, President and CEO. "COA reviews and accredits the organization in its entirety, not just a specific program; therefore, individuals and families that we provide valuable services to can have confidence in the credibility, integrity and reliability of the entire organization," said Emerson.

COA evaluated all aspects of's programs, services, management, and administration, using a detailed review and analysis of the organization's service delivery functions against international standards of best practice. These standards ensure that services are well-coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce.

To achieve COA accreditation, credit.orgfirst provided an extensive level of documentation as evidence of compliance with the COA standards. Thereafter, a group of specially trained Peer Reviewers confirmed adherence to these standards during a series of on-site interviews with trustees, staff and clients.

Based on their findings, COA's Accreditation Commission voted that credit.orghad successfully met the criteria for accreditation.

An endorsement of COA and the value of its accreditation process is reflected in it being named by the U.S. State Department as the sole national independent accrediting body under the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption to accredit intercountry adoption service providers. In addition, COA is the only national accreditor designated by the U.S. Department of Defense to develop accreditation standards and processes for human service programs provided to military personnel and their families.

Since 1974, has helped over four million people become more financially informed, stable and resilient. Based in Riverside, California, delivers financial coaching, credit and debt management, and housing education to people from across the nation through robust, user-friendly websites, call center and certified counselors.

About is a 501(c)(3) non-profit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974 with the mission of improving the financial well-being of individuals and families. is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-approved housing counseling agency and a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, the nation's longest serving non-profit financial counseling organization. The agency offers personal financial education and assistance in credit counseling, housing counseling, reverse mortgage, debt and money management, student loan counseling, pre-bankruptcy counseling and debtor education through educational programs and confidential coaching and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, signifying the highest standards for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification and service delivery policies.  Financial coaching and guidance is available by telephone or in-person at branch locations by appointment. For more information on, please call (800) 449-9818 or visit their web site at

About COA

The Council on Accreditation (COA) is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. Founded in 1977, COA is an independent, not-for-profit accreditor of the full continuum of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations in the United States and Canada. Over 2,000 organizations — voluntary, public, and proprietary; local and statewide; large and small — have either successfully achieved COA accreditation or are currently engaged in the process. Presently, COA has a total of 47 service standards that are applicable to over 125 different types of programs. Our missionis to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards. We envision excellence in the delivery of human services globally, resulting in the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.   To learn more about COA, please visit

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