Course Outline

The PFE Certified Debt Management Professional (CDMP) certification program was developed to prepare you for the challenges of the jobs you do and to supplement the on-the-job training you will receive and the knowledge you already have.
Becoming a Certified Debt Management Professional will give you the knowledge and confidence to handle any difficulties your client's may be facing. It will also give your clients added piece of mind knowing that you have the qualifications to help them successfully manage their current financial situation.


Part I – Communicate Your Compassion

Discusses the importance of cultivating the client/counselor relationship and all it takes to make the counseling session a success. The greater understanding a counselor has of how the client perceives money, the more empowered the counselor can be in helping the client implement positive change.

Part II – Personal Financial Management Skills

Discusses the financial components necessary for the success of the counseling session, as well as explaining the tools clients need to have a financially healthy life. Also discussed is identity theft and essential documents that everyone should have.

Part III – Housing and Student Loans

Discusses basic information counselors need to have to be able to answer questions from clients on a variety of housing related issues. Part III also helps to demystify student loans.

Part IV – Consumer Protection Laws

Is a synopsis of consumer protection laws.

Part V – Resource Guide

This is where supporting worksheets, resource lists and a practice exam can be found.