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Become a Certified Student Loan Counselor

Become a Student Loan Counselor and Help Graduates Build Their Financial Future

Student loan debt is higher than it has ever been. Prospective students and college graduates are not always equipped with the financial skills and knowledge necessary to pay back their loans quickly and effectively. A Student Loan Counselor helps alleviate the anxiety of student debt by teaching clients how to manage their student loans.

Our Student Loan Counselors:

  • Know strategies for handling student loans
  • Counsel those struggling with student debt
  • Educate clients on options for managing student loan debt

Order the self-study package

The Student Loan Counseling Program includes the Certification Exam Study Manual for the Student Loan Counselor (in online module form). Curriculum includes essential counseling skills, and the latest on student loans available for each state. Successful candidates earn a two-year renewable certificate.

The online course is instructor-led. It includes exercises, review slides, practice tests and more. An instructor and the NACCC support staff is available to assist students throughout the course.

Enrollment includes a membership to the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors. When you pass the exam, your membership will be activated and your continuing education requirements will be tracked toward recertification.


Request the Exam

When you are ready to take the exam, complete the Request Exam Form. Testing materials are sent to the testing site indicated on the form. Proctoring services are required. These are easily arranged through local community colleges, universities, or libraries. Proctoring fees are determined by the proctoring site and may vary from location to location. The individual or firm taking the test is fully responsible for proctor payment.

The certification exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions that relate directly to the content presented in the study manual. Candidates must answer a minimum of 80 questions correctly to pass. (Please allow 7-10 business days for proctor to receive testing materials.)

NACCC provides continuing education unit tracking and recertification for its members. Through NACCC, members have a voice concerning the education they receive.

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An interactive review seminar for groups of ten or more

Why attend the seminar? In education we learn:
20% of what we see
40 % of what we see and hear
70% of what we see, hear and do

Triple your success rate in passing the exam the first time. Tuition Rates are based on the number of participants. Seminars optimize the performance of your counselors and your entire organization.

Contact Us To Register

Please Note: To enroll in the Student Loan Counseling Certification Program one must be an active member of NACCC. To become a member of NACCC one must hold either the Certified Credit Counselor or the Financial Health Counselor designation.

$600 ($650 with bound manual)

(Please allow up to 10 business days for delivery.)

Bulk registration and discounts are available