The O*NET Data Collection Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is seeking the input of experts within the field. As the nation’s most comprehensive source of occupational data, O*NET is a free resource for millions of job seekers, employers, veterans, educators, and students at

The O*NET Program serves employers, human resource professionals, job counselors, and labor market analysts across the country who depend on occupational information to perform their daily work. Individuals who are exploring and planning careers also use O*NET information. We would like your help to keep this information current.

You have the opportunity to participate in this important initiative and your participation will help ensure that the complexities of your profession are described accurately in the O*NET database for the American public.

Who is Eligible to Participate?

You are considered an Occupation Expert if you meet the following criteria:

 How do I sign up?

If you meet these criteria and are interested in participating, please complete this brief survey:

Then what?

A random sample of experts responding to this request will be invited to complete a set of questionnaires. Experts who are selected and agree to participate will receive a $40.00 VISA gift code and a certificate of appreciation from the U.S. Department of Labor. By completing and returning the O*NET questionnaires, you will contribute to a key resource providing our nation’s citizens with continuously updated occupational information. Responses from all experts will be combined to define the activities, tasks, knowledge, and other aspects of work in your field.

If you know anyone within your organization who is also an expert and would be willing to participate, feel free to forward this opportunity to them.

 AFCPE is interested in helping to standardize the language within the industry to improve clarity for the field and for consumers. We support categorizing roles within the industry as outlined here and would encourage you to adopt this language in these discussions with the U.S. Department of Labor in support of our efforts.

We encourage you to consider helping to keep information about your profession accurate and current for the benefit of our colleagues and the nation. Thank you for your support.

The current entry reads as follows:

 Credit Counselors


Advise and educate individuals or organizations on acquiring and managing debt. May provide guidance in determining the best type of loan and explaining loan requirements or restrictions. May help develop debt management plans, advise on credit issues, or provide budget, mortgage, and bankruptcy counseling.