Become a member
Join Our Fight to Settle Debt for Struggling Americans
Become a member of the American Fair Credit Council and join a select group of companies in the Debt Settlement industry who are committed to the highest standards of operation. Membership in the AFCC is limited to companies who agree to adhere to a strict code of conduct designed to provide the best results for consumers who seek to reduce their debts through a debt settlement program.
All AFCC member companies operate under a “No Advanced Fee Model”, meaning they never charge a fee to consumers until a debt has been resolved. Furthermore, all AFCC members must agree to anonymous “Secret Shopper Campaigns” performed by a third-party auditing firm to ensure member companies remain in compliance with the AFCC’s operational standards and code of conduct.
Here are just a few more benefits you will receive as a member of the AFCC
Setting the Standard
The AFCC partners with BSI – a renowned, independent standards certification organization – to ensure companies meet the highest consumer protection and operational standards in the debt settlement space. AFCC members stand on behalf of consumers, confronting their creditors, while representing their best interests and their goal of a debt-free future. Our members partner with their clients to reduce the burden of their debts, designing affordable repayment plans and negotiating with their creditors.
Accredited Membership represents the highest level of membership available in the American Fair Credit Council. Only Accredited Members may display the Accredited Member seal on their website and other collateral materials. Accredited Members agree to undergo a separate and independent audit of their operational practices and must demonstrate their strict adherence to the AFCC Code of Conduct. This independent audit and verification process is performed under the direction of the prestigious BSI Group, which has worked in conjunction with the AFCC to develop the operational standards and guidelines all Accredited Members must demonstrate.
Accredited Members receive special recognition throughout the AFCC website and are permitted to display the Accredited Member Seal on all consumer marketing collateral. The Accredited Member Status must be renewed annually and is subject to an annual third-party review and audit of the member company’s operational practices. Additionally, members receive special discounts for conferences hosted by the AFCC and special group pricing from Industry Alliance Member companies who may extend special offers only available to AFCC Members.
Industry Alliance Membership:
The Industry Alliance Membership status is extended to partner companies that work with or provide vendor services to debt settlement companies and credit advocacy providers. As an Industry Alliance Member Company, you may use the AFCC Industry Alliance Seal on your website and all marketing collateral, receive special recognition on the AFCC website, and you will receive special member discounts to attend all AFCC hosted conferences and workshops. The Industry Alliance Membership is a great opportunity to show your support for the industry, our member companies and to network with the leading providers in the debt settlement industry.
Here are a few additional Industry Alliance Member Benefits:
- A detailed, searchable company listing on the AFCC Website
- Invitations to the member only workshops
- Discounts to all AFCC hosted conferences
- Access to monthly member conference calls
- State Law Guide provided by Greenspoon Marder
- Rights to use the AFCC Seal on your website and marketing collateral
- Prominent placement at the AFCC Annual Conference