Approved financial management course providers may notify the court directly that the debtor has completed a post-petition instructional course concerning personal financial management per Rule 1007(b)(7). Financial management course providers may electronically file the personal financial management certificate using eFinCert. For assistance with or questions regarding eFinCert contact the court’s training department at 801-524-6575 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 1007(c), the debtor(s) must file a statement that he/she completed the personal financial management course within 60 days after the first date set for the meeting of creditors under § 341 of the Code in a chapter 7 case, and in a chapter 11 or 13 case no later than the date when the last payment was made by the debtor as required by the plan or the filing of a motion for discharge under § 1141(d)(5)(B) or § 1328(b) of the Code. Failure by the provider to timely file the certificate in accordance with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1007(c), will result in the debtor’s case being closed without a discharge. See Fed. R. Bankr. P. 4004(c)(1)(H).
Penalty for filing fraudulent certification: Fine of up to $500,000 or imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both. 18 U.S.C. $$ 152 and 3571.
(To be used ONLY by an approved Financial Management Course provider)