Certified Credit Counselor

Certified Credit Counselors help clients take control of their financial lives. From budgeting to navigating the complexities of the banking and credit industries, Certified Credit Counselors teach and guide others to financial sustainability. In this online course, you will learn the concepts, strategies and techniques of credit counseling. Upon successful completion of the course and final exam, you will receive the Credit Counseling Certification from the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors (NACCC).

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Job Outlook for Certified Credit Counselors
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects demand for Personal Financial Advisors to grow 4% between now and 2029. This matches the average for overall job growth during that period. The Bureau notes that while technology may displace some traditional financial planners, people will still turn to human advisors for guidance in complex matters such as debt and money management. According to USNews.com, credit counselors earn $45,180 per year, on average. Most earn between $36,230 and $57,800.

Course Objectives

  • Counseling and communication techniques
  • Poverty, Cultural and Socioeconomic Variables
  • Understanding Consumer Protection Law
  • Banking essentials
  • Credit
  • Evaluating Alternatives to resolving debt

The Defining Role of the Financial Counselor
Taking Control of Finances
Demystifying Consumer Credit
Understanding and Dealing with Debt
Credit Counseling Today Supplement


  • Bonnie Canty 

Bonnie Canty is an attorney licensed in five states: Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, and New York. She obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Hofstra School of Law and practices general law through her firm ABC Law, PLLC. She has been hired by several businesses and organizations to train, coach, and consult. Canty currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Financial and Career Counseling Professionals and has been a Certified Financial Counselor for almost two decades.


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Credit Counselor FAQs


WHAT DOES A CERTIFIED CREDIT COUNSELOR DO?Credit Counselors advise individuals and organizations on managing debt. The issues they address may involve whether or not to take on loans, credit card management, debt repayment and specific debt issues such as medical bills or student loans. WHERE DO CERTIFIED CREDIT COUNSELORS WORK?Many Certified Credit Counselors work in the public sector, serving in community education or financial services departments of local or state governments. Some work in the non-profit sector for credit counseling or debt management services. Some work with financial institutions helping borrowers manage loans or debt. IS CERTIFICATION IMPORTANT FOR COUNSELORS?Certification such as the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors (NACCC) signals that you have the ability to handle complex financial and personal matters.