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Introductory Survey Course on Debt Buying


4 credits | 3 hours, 20 minutes

The Introductory Survey Course on Debt Buying is required for RMA certification. Recorded at the 2016 DBA (RMA) Annual Conference, this online course qualifies for four (4) credits towards your Certified Receivables Compliance Professional (CRCP) designation. Course length is 200 minutes (or 3 ½ hours).

Price: $250 member rate / $325 non-member rate (nonrefundable registration)

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Ethics as the Cornerstone of a Compliance Management System


2 credits | 2 hours

This webinar, Ethics as the Cornerstone of a Compliance Management System, satisfies the Ethics requirement for RMA certification. Recorded on May 21, 2014, this online course qualifies for two (2) credits towards your Certified Receivables Compliance Professional (CRCP) designation. Course length is approximately two hours.

Price: $74 member rate / $104 non-member rate (nonrefundable registration)

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Current Issues in Debt Buying (2015) – Required for re-certification


2 credits | 2 hours

This course will provide an overview on current and breaking issues impacting debt buying companies as well as the broader collection industry. Topics include the latest statutory, regulatory, and judicial developments. Recorded on December 2, 2015, this online course is approximately two hours.

Price: $74 member rate / $104 non-member rate (nonrefundable registration)

Please Note: This session qualifies for two (2) of the four (4) required credits needed to renew your individual certification. If you have not yet earned credit for this course, now is the time to register.

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Litigation Strategies-The New Norm Part I & II


2 credit | 2 hour

This two-part webinar will outline the key lessons learned from the Hanna Consent Order, define and explain what is involved with “Meaningful Involvement”, the expectation of consumer debt collection lawyers to place less reliance upon their staff, what documentation should be in hand prior to engaging in collection efforts What is involved with documenting one’s meaningful involvement How should Debt Buyers and Debt collection law firms alike assess risk in light of the CFPB consent order.

Recorded on June 7 and June 14, 2016, this course is approximately 2 hours.

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Significant Cases Affecting the Debt Buying Industry in 2016


1 credit | 1 hour

2016 is not complete, yet there are a number of recent enforcement actions and court cases from around the country that have and will affect the debt buying industry. The regulatory ecosystem being shaped by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is constantly evolving. Courts faced with interpreting consumer protection statutes and the corresponding agency rulings thereunder often reach conflicting results, resulting in confusion within the industry as to the appropriate standard of compliance and effective defenses to litigation. At the same time, consumer lawyers are increasingly utilizing class actions to challenge industry practices. This webinar discusses the most significant enforcement actions and cases to date;identifies the legal and compliance issues they present, and offers strategies and best practices for the attendees to stay up to date in this ever-changing legal landscape. Recorded on July 19, 2016, this course is approximately one hour.

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Data Security


1 credit | 1 hour

This course will examine the critical components of a secure data environment and integration with a compliance management program. The course will review PCI, PHI and PII data types;data security standards and audits (PCI, ISO, SOC 1 and SOC 2); legal requirements for the protection of consumer data and the reputational, financial, and legal risks/costs associated with a data breach. The course will also look at current attack trends and provide at least three key performance indicators that non-technical managers can use to identify potential risks to the security of confidential information.

Recorded on August 24, 2016, this course is approximately one hour.

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Cyber Safeguards: Protecting and Insuring Your Data


1 credit | 1 hour

Take a walk through the different security standards used to protect your data. What standard is right for your company, and how do you make sure your technology and processes measure up? Now that your data is secure, what happens if an employee makes a simple error or goes rogue? When all else fails, your cyber liability policy will protect you. What information is needed to obtain a cyber liability policy, how do you fill out the application and how does the policy shield your company? Make sure your data is secure with the right security standards and you the right cyber liability policy.

Recorded on September 21, 2016, this course is approximately one hour.

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1099C—What Are Debt Buyers Required to Do?


1 credit | 1 hour

This webinar will focus on the technical requirements of filing 1099c forms and what requirements creditors must adhere to. Additional topics to be addressed will be how to proceed with 1099c in bankruptcy or settlement cases, penalties for not filing or filing inaccurate 1099c forms, who is required to submit 1099c as well as additional information.

Recorded on October 5, 2016, this course is approximately one hour.

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How to Prepare for and Respond to a CID


1 credit | 1 hour

The question is not “if” you will receive a CID from the CFPB it is “when” will you receive a CID. As a result, it is critical that your company have an action plan to prepare for a CID before it is issued. Also, it is important to have an action plan to respond to a CID once it is received. This webinar will give your organization the tools to proactively begin preparing for this CID.

Recorded on November 17, 2016, this course is approximately one hour.

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Debt Buying in the Future/Trends


1 credit | 1 hour

This webinar will boldly go where no other Webinar class has gone before, into the future to predict what debt buying will look like in 2020. Reminisce back to 1990, 2000, or even more recently to 2010 and think about how much the debt buying industry has changed from then until now. The entire debt buying industry has completely reformed itself and it is the belief of many that by 2020 the landscape as we know it may be unrecognizable. If this notion is true, you are left with two choices; continue to do things the way you are because that’s the way it’s always been done or start to survey the future landscape of what’s to come and get ahead of the curve.

Recorded on December 7, 2016, this course is approximately one hour.

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Re-Certification: How to Prepare and What to Expect


1 credit | 1 hour

Now that you have received your CPRC designation, it’s time to start looking forward to another milestone. RMA’s Certification Program requires a Compliance Audit to be conducted prior to the first certification renewal approval. Join us for this webinar to discover what the Compliance Audit includes, what to expect, and how to prepare.

Recorded on January 11, 2017, this course is approximately one hour.

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The CFPB’s New Enforcement Tool: Bankruptcy Code Section 105


1.5 credits | 1.5 hours

The CFPB and United States Trustee (UST) have turned to Bankruptcy Code § 105 as an enforcement tool for addressing the conduct of debt buying companies. Section 105(a) provides a bankruptcy court with broad powers to “issue any order, process, or judgment that is necessary or appropriate to carry out the provisions of [the Bankruptcy Code].” Recently, the UST filed two actions under § 105 concerning a debt buying company’s conduct in filing proofs of claim. The UST seeks injunctive, monetary and other relief. Conspicuously absent is any reference to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Recorded on March 29, 2017, this course is approximately one and a half hours.

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SOL: Determining The Proper Statute of Limitations Date and the Media Required


1 credit | 1 hours

When litigating debt purchase accounts, it is of critical importance to be sure you’re applying the correct statute of limitations date. This course will offer opinions on which statute type applies to various debt types as well as explain the various pieces of media that are necessary to obtain judgement.

Recorded on April 26, 2017, this course is approximately one hour.

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CFPB Portal Upgrades and the Consumer’s Perspective


1 credit | 1 hours

This course will examine the changes made to the CFPB’s complaint portal and how the changes not only affect companies like yours, but also how the changes affect the consumer. We will walk you through the portal from the company perspective and discuss in detail the changes made to the portal and what your company can expect from the updates. We will also discuss the changes made to the complaint portal for the consumers. We will get an up-close look at the portal from the consumer perspective. Join us for this unique viewpoint from Jim McCarthy, who was largely responsible for the architecture of the CFPB complaint system. If any portion of your job relates to the CFPB, this is a webinar you will not want to miss!

Recorded on May 25, 2017, this course is approximately one hour.

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How to Survive an External Audit or Regulatory Exam


1 credit | 1 hours

The role of the Chief Compliance Officer is critical to a successful external audit or regulatory exam. This session will cover how to involve Operations, Audit, and Senior Management, as well as how to provide an accurate and positive picture of your organization to the auditor or examiner. In addition, this session will cover how to ensure and oversee timely remediation, when necessary.

Recorded on June 13, 2017, this course is approximately one hour.

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Getting Your Feet Wet: Purchasing a New Type of Debt


1 credit | 1 hours

There are many types of debt percolating throughout the credit and collection industry. Medical, condo, credit card, tax, FinTech, and auto are just a few of types of debt that make up our industry. But, all come with a different set of regulations and compliance concerns. Your experience vetting and purchasing one type of debt does not necessarily translate to another. For example, can a debt purchaser assess an interest rate charged by a national bank on a credit card, even if that interest rate is above state usury laws? What concerns does a medical debt purchaser have under privacy laws such as HIPPA? What’s fintech and why is it garnering so much attention?

Recorded on June 20, 2017, this course is approximately one hour.

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