You’ll learn everything you need to know about bankruptcy through CCCS’s Bankruptcy Education Program.
Our counselors complete training and pass tests related to personal finance, credit, bankruptcy, and housing. Each counselor earns certification from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. These high standards of certification assure you that you’re receiving solid, trustworthy education regarding bankruptcy.
You may complete bankruptcy education by self-study materials through the mail or online. Upon completing the program, your attorney will receive a certificate allowing you to proceed with the bankruptcy discharge process.
Please note that we do not give any legal advice. If you have legal questions, you should contact an attorney. CCCS is approved to issue certificates evidencing completion of a personal financial management instructional course in compliance with the Bankruptcy Code. Approval does not endorse or assure the quality of a Provider’s services.
Online - Upon receipt of online course registration and payment, you will be emailed a user ID and password. You can take the online course at your convenience. The course takes a minimum of two hours to complete and costs $35 for a single and $50 for two.
Self-study book - Contact us at 800-350-2227 to request the self-study materials. The book costs $50 per person.
Educational course fees
Bankruptcy Education (online)
$35.00 per person/$50.00 per couple
Bankruptcy Education (self-study materials)
$50.00 per person/$100.00 per couple
You may be eligible for a fee waiver if you meet one of the following criteria:
- Your attorney is filing pro bono.
- The majority of your income is from disability.
- Your gross income is below 150% of the federal poverty level based on household size.
If you believe you qualify, please discuss with the counselor assisting you with your session.
Educational course registration
Courses are available to Wisconsin and Minnesota residents only. If you are married and planning to do the course together, please click on the Register button below.