Compare all of the currently offered Debt Settlement and Credit Counseling training and certification programs available to Debt Relief professionals. The certification programs described below are approved by administrators of state Uniform Debt Management Services Acts or similar legislation.

In today's Debt Relief Industry professionals with both Debt Settlement and Credit Counseling certifications (dual certification) have the professional knowledge and skills to advise clients and potential clients regarding all debt relief options available including: Debt Settlement, Credit Counseling/Debt Management Plans, Debt Consolidation Loans and Bankruptcy.

IAPDA provides the most complete and robust training, testing and certification in the industry with faster completion, much lower costs and much more flexibilty and features.

 

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Program name
National Foundation for Credit Counseling
Financial Counseling Network
National Assoc. of Certified Credit Counselors
Center for Financial Certifications
IAPDA
Debt Settlement Accreditation
& (Single) Certification Cost
Debt Settlement Training & Certification Not Offered
"Debt Settlement Specialist Certification"
$350.00 ea.
"Certified Consumer Debt Specialist"
$399.00 ea.
"Certified Debt Specialist"
$399.00 ea.
Credit Counselor Accreditation
& (Single) Certification Cost
Credit Counselor Certification offered only to NFCC Members - must be a non-profit Credit Counseling agency
"Credit Counselor Certification"
$350.00 ea.
"Certified Personal Finance Counselor"
$399.00 ea.
"Certified Credit Counseling Specialist"
$149.00 ea.
Compare Costs:
1 Individual dual certified:
n/a
$700.00
$798.00
*$548.00
Company Volume Discounts?
Initial Examination fees:
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incl.
$60.00 ea. exam
$0.00
Examination re-take fee:
n/a
$50.00 ea. exam
$60.00 ea. exam
$0.00
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