Certification

Our certification process ensures that credit counseling agencies employ qualified, knowledgeable counselors. The curriculum is research-based and industry specific, testing is monitored for fairness and reliability and enrollment includes testing and NACCC membership.

 

Certification Process

    On the home page choose the certification you require and select order.

    Complete the Enrollment form and submit.You will receive an email confirmation to printout.

    Pay Online or by Check and you will receive login information giving you access to training materials. Your enrollment also includes the certification test and membership to NACCC.

Prepare for the Exam

When you login using your Username and Password you have access to our exclusive Study materials.

Learn by Doing! Short text passages are interspersed with worksheets and assessments. Each chapter ends with a series of short-answer review questions.

 

Final Exam Process

  • Locate a proctor for your test, most community colleges and many libraries will provide protor services free or for a nominal fee.
  • Enter the contact information for your proctor in the Request for Exam form and submit.
  • We will coordinate with the proctor to coodinate testing.
  • Contact your proctor to schedule appointment time.
  • Take the examination online in front of the proctor and recieve their score immediately.

 

Receive your Certificate

Successful candidates receive the Certified Credit Counselor or Financial Health Counselor or Debt Settlement Specialist certification, a two-year renewable certificate along with membership in the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors. As a member, you will be included in our international registry and your continuing education requirements will be tracked for recertification.

 

Credit Counselor

Our comprehensive independent-study manual, Financial Counseling Keys to Success Certification Study Manual, prepares counselors for certification. It begins by establishing what credit counselors do they counsel people. Participants, therefore, learn the skills that are essential to all counseling. With these skills in place, counselors are better able to empower their clients toward positive change. Subsequent sections explore credit cards, debt collection, the psychology of spending, and options for resolving debt. Each chapter includes a series of review questions that pertain directly to the content. Now in its fifth edition, Financial Counseling Keys to Success Certification Study Manual comes with three reference appendices: Ethics for the Credit Counselor, Consumer Resources, and Consumer Protection Legislation.

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Financial Health

This program is designed for professionals working in various fields such as: housing counseling, faith based programs, mental health counseling, mortgage and small business lending, accounting, various non-profit organizations providing assistance to under-served markets, community development programs, employee assistance programs, credit unions, and university counseling centers-student loan prevention. The manual explores the term financial health and includes a section containing chapters on housing issues, retirement income options, and student financial aid.

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Debt Settlement Specialist

Our comprehensive independent-study manual, Financial Counseling Keys to Success Certification Study Manual, allows Candidates to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for optimum debt counseling in order to assist consumers in the settlement of their debt. Develop essential communication and problem-solving skills, get the latest on credit and lending, examine innovative budgeting strategies, learn specific industry information and negotiation and conflict management for the debt settlement industry. Our curriculum examines the nuts and bolts of personal financial management and the psychological side of money and debt issues.

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Student Loan Counselor Certification

Our comprehensive independent-study manual, prepares counselors for certification. It begins by establishing what student loan counselors do: they counsel people. Participants, therefore, learn the skills that are essential to all counseling. With these skills in place, counselors are better able to empower their clients toward positive change. Subsequent sections include student loan basics, student loan types, repayment, deferment, forbearance, and loan discharge.

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Accredited Financial Counseling Professional

Our comprehensive independent-study program prepares counselors for certification. This certification is an advanced certification, and you are required to have an active NACCC Credit Counselor or Financial Health Counselor Certification. With these skills in place, counselors are better able to empower their clients toward positive change. Subsequent sections explore credit cards, debt collection, the psychology of spending, and options for resolving debt, as well as learning how to save and invest, manage student loans, file taxes, decrease credit card debt, and plan for the future.

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Housing Counselor Certification

Our comprehensive independent-study manual, prepares counselors for certification. It begins by establishing what housing counselors do they counsel people. Participants, therefore, learn the skills that are essential to all counseling. With these skills in place, counselors are better able to empower their clients toward positive change. Subsequent sections explore the home buying process, financing, and avoiding delinquency and foreclosure.

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