Certification re: Exigent Circumstances
Last Updated: May 8, 2015

All individual debtors must receive credit counseling from an approved credit counseling agency within 180 days BEFORE filing for bankruptcy. Limited exceptions are noted on Exhibit D - Individual Debtor's Statement of Compliance with Credit Counseling Requirements.  

Filing Requirements for Certification re: Exigent Circumstances

  • Exhibit D (if an explanation of the exigent circumstances is included) or a Certification of Exigent Circumstances.

To File the Certification re: Exigent Circumstance Electronically:

  1. Log into CM/ECF.

  2. Select [Bankruptcy >  Miscellaneous]

  3. Enter the case number (e.g, xx-xxxxx).

  4. Select [Certification of Exigent Circumstances re: Credit Counseling] from the event list.

  5. Skip the Joint Filing screen.

  6. Select the party filer.

  7. Browse to select the Certification of Exigent Circumstances (pdf file).

    Attach Exhibit D if no separate certification is filed.

  8. Enter date case was filed.

  9. Verify the final docket text; if correct, click [Next] to submit your document(s).

    Note: The Notice of Electronic Filing displays giving you the document number. Copies of this notice are immediately e-mailed to all participants who receive electronic notification in the case.





U.S.C.: 109(h)(3)