Congress established the bankruptcy administrator program in 1986. The bankruptcy administrator offices in the six judicial districts of Alabama and North Carolina oversee the administration of bankruptcy cases, maintain a panel of private trustees, and monitor the transactions and conduct of parties in bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy administrators also approve and maintain a list of approved credit counseling agencies and debtor education providers in their districts. Parties seeking a list of approved agencies and providers should contact the bankruptcy administrator for the district they are interested in. Applications to become approved agencies or providers can be found on Bankruptcy Resources.
The bankruptcy administrator program is separate from the U.S. trustee program in the Department of Justice, and information on the application process for credit counseling agencies and debtor education course providers in any jurisdictions other than Alabama and North Carolina can be found on the Department of Justice web site at www.usdoj.gov/ust.