Electronic Financial Management Certificate (eFinCert)

NOTICE TO APPROVED PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT COURSE PROVIDERS
 
Effective December 1, 2013, Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 1007
(b)(7) has been amended to permit an approved debtor education provider
to notify the court directly that the debtor has completed a
post-petition instructional course concerning personal financial
management.   This rule change pertains to post-petition debtor
education certificates only, not to certificates received for
pre-petition credit counseling.

The Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois will permit
personal financial management course providers to file the Certificate
of Debtor Education under Rule 1007(b)(7) electronically using the
electronic financial management course certificate filing program
(eFinCert) instead of requiring course providers to register as a
limited filer in the court’s CM/ECF case management system.

Please note that the failure of the provider to  file the certificate OR
of the debtor(s) to file Official Form 23 (Debtor's Certification of
Completion of Postpetition Instructional Course Concerning Personal
Financial Management) in a timely fashion in  accordance with Fed. R.
Bankr. P. 1007(c) will constitute a failure of the debtor to comply with
this Rule and will result in the debtor’s case being closed without a
discharge. See Fed.R.Bankr.P. 4004(c)(1)(H).
 
Use of this electronic filing program constitutes certification that the
filer is a U.S. Trustee-approved provider of a personal financial
management instructional course.
 
File Personal Financial Management Course Certificate (eFinCert)

Penalty for filing fraudulent certification:  Fine of up to $500,000 or
imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both.  18 U.S.C. Sections 152 and 3571.