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National Foundation for Credit Counseling

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®), founded in 1951, is the nation’s largest and longest-serving nonprofit financial counseling organization. The NFCC’s mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services.

What We Do

NFCC member agencies provide financial reviews and education to more than a million consumers each year in person, over the phone, or online. Every NFCC member agency client receives comprehensive money management services based on their individual needs. NFCC member agencies provide a variety of free and affordable services including:

Setting the Standards for Quality Credit Counseling

Begin a brighter financial future today.

The NFCC member network consists of community-based office locations serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.


Accreditation and Certification

COA_Logo_AlteredEvery NFCC member agency is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) to ensure the highest standards are maintained as a nonprofit financial counseling agency. COA is an independent, third party, nonprofit accrediting organization. Every NFCC member agency must be re-accredited by COA every four years.


Certified Consumer Credit Counselors

iStock_000003887491SmallThe NFCC is recognized within the sector, and by creditors for its trademarked Counselor Certification Program. All NFCC certified counselors must be employed by an agency of the NFCC member network, and must complete the NFCC’s comprehensive training program to guarantee their ability to provide quality education and assistance to consumers.

Creditor Relations

NFCC’s Creditor Relations department develops and maintains relationships with the senior management of national creditors and NFCC member agencies in support of the NFCC mission.

Legislative Affairs

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling regularly engages with The United States Congress and with federal regulatory agencies in order to advocate on behalf of its members. NFCC leadership, staff, and member representatives often meet with legislative personnel to ensure that consumer financial education efforts are adequately supported through federal programs and federal funding.

NFCC Staff

The NFCC’s offices are based in downtown Washington, D.C. Rebecca Steele was named NFCC CEO in 2018.

Contact NFCC Office

2000 M St NW #505,
Washington, District of Columbia 20036