NACCC Certification Overviews

Credit Counselor Certification

Our comprehensive independent-study manual, Keys to Success, 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 fourth edition, Keys to Success comes with three reference appendices: Ethics for the Credit Counselor, Consumer Resources, and Consumer Protection Legislation.

In addition to Keys to Success, this program includes a supplemental booklet, Credit Counseling Today, which explores the role of the credit counselor and the process of debt management.

Candidates for certification gain access to our online slide presentation, Jeopardy-style quizzes, and a practice test a proven predictor for success!

The certification exam is a standardized 100-item, multiple-choice test which can be accessed online. Testing online avoids delays in scheduling and exam scoring. All examinations are administered by qualified proctors. This program includes a membership with the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors.$400.00



Financial Health Certification

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.

In addition to Keys to Success, this program includes a supplemental booklet, Essential Financial Topics, which explores the role of the credit counselor and the process of debt management.

Candidates for certification gain access to our online slide presentation, Jeopardy-style quizzes, and a practice test a proven predictor for success!

The certification exam is a standardized 100-item, multiple-choice test which can be accessed online. Testing online avoids delays in scheduling and exam scoring. All examinations are administered by qualified proctors. This program includes a membership with the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors. $400.00



Debt Settlement Specialist Certification

Our comprehensive independent-study manual, Keys to Success, Debt Settlement Specialist Certification Program, 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.

Candidates for certification gain access to our online slide presentation, Jeopardy-style quizzes, and a practice test a proven predictor for success!

The certification exam is a standardized 100-item, multiple-choice test. All examinations are administered by qualified proctors. This program includes a membership with the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors. $400.00



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.

The certification exam is a standardized 100-item, multiple-choice test which can be accessed online. Testing online avoids delays in scheduling and exam scoring. All examinations are administered by qualified proctors. This program includes a membership with the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors. $350.00

Please note: Upon successful completion of this course, an added benefit is that it provides you with ample Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to renew other NACCC Certifications.



Accredited Financial Counselor Certification

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.

The Accredited Financial Counselor Program uses three books for its curriculum:

  • Personal Finance by E. Thomas Garman and Raymond E. Forgue
  • Guide to Surviving Debt 2013 by The National Consumer Law Center
  • Solve Your Money Troubles: Debt, Credit & Bankruptcy by Robin Leonard and Margaret Reiter

The certification exam is a standardized 100-item, multiple-choice test which can be accessed online. Testing online avoids delays in scheduling and exam scoring. All examinations are administered by qualified proctors. This program includes a membership with the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors. $650.00

Please Note: To become an Accredited Financial Counselor you 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. Upon successful completion of this course, an added benefit is that it provides you with ample Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to renew other NACCC Certifications.



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.

In addition to The Housing Counseling Manual, this program includes the supplemental material: Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home by Ilona Bray; Alayna Schroeder; Marcia Stewart, and The HUD Manual.

The certification exam is a standardized 100-item, multiple-choice test which can be accessed online. Testing online avoids delays in scheduling and exam scoring. All examinations are administered by qualified proctors. This program includes a membership with the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors. $500.00

Please Note: To become a Certified Housing Counselor you 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. Upon successful completion of this course, an added benefit is that it provides you with ample Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to renew other NACCC Certifications.

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