DIY Credit Repair Course Module 2: Dispute Tracking Tool Download and Instructions

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Dispute Tracker v2.0 License

As a student of this credit repair training program, you are authorized to download and use the dispute tracker for personal or business use to help you track an unlimited number of disputes while you are enrolled in the course. Like all copyrighted material in this course, it may not be copied, reproduced, sold or offered as an incentive to third parties.

Dispute Tracking Tool Download

The Dispute Log v2.0 files are contained in a single .zip file. 

.Zip files are a common type of file compression built into all modern operating systems.

In order to download and access this file you will likely need to be on your laptop as it usually cannot be opened from phone or tablet without additional apps.

Please take the following steps to download the dispute tracker:

  1. From your laptop or desktop computer, click the button below that says “Download”.
  2. Choose a location on your computer’s hard drive to save your file.
  3. After you have downloaded and saved the file, go to the location you chose, right click on the downloaded file, and select “extract” or “extract here”.

The materials will then be extracted from the .zip file and uncompressed.
Double click on the “Dispute Log_v2.0.xlsx” file to open the file. You will need a program that can open Microsoft Excel spreadsheets in order to use the dispute tracker.

If you don’t have Microsoft Excel, you can download a free copy of Libre Office from the link below. It is a completely free, open source office tool that will allow you to open and use the Dispute Tracker.

Click here to download Libre Office: .

You can also upload this file to your free Google Docs account to create your own personal dispute tracking app.

If you need additional help, there is more information about .zip files from Microsoft support:

“Zipped (compressed) files take up less storage space and can be transferred to other computers more quickly than uncompressed files. In Windows, you work with zipped files and folders in the same way that you work with uncompressed files and folders. Combine several files into a single zipped folder to more easily share a group of files.”

After you have downloaded your file and opened up the spreadsheet, read below to continue.

Credit Repair Dispute Log Instructions

Your Credit Repair Dispute Log will help you keep track of your credit, disputing, and results.  

To get started, sit down with your credit report and your log.  Enter all the information account by account from your report to your log. Enter the Company Name, Address, and Account Number.  

If your credit monitoring service gives you the Date-of-Last-Activity, put that on your log also. If this date is not on your report, wait until you receive the report from the credit bureaus.  

This will come in response to your disputes, and will have the results to your disputes.  This bureau report will also have the Date-of-Last-Activity.  You can learn more about this in the Credit Repair Course.

If the item is NEGATIVE, put Yes on your log where it asks. The section will turn RED to indicate a NEGATIVE account.  If it is a positive account, put No where it asks for Is item NEGATIVE.

This column makes it easy for you to dispute, as you need to dispute all companies with Yes in this column. When an account is deleted, you can then change the status from Yes, to No.  Again, now you can focus on the Yes column as those are outstanding NEGATIVE items.  

You will also want to put the account status in the Account Status column.  This status can be deleted, still negative, or verified. Whatever the current status of the account is, based on your last round of disputes, enter this status in this column.

This column will help you with a quick reference of how the item is currently reported.  You can quickly see the accounts that have been deleted, or even the accounts that have been verified and are still causing you issues.

The Notes section is for you to enter any special notes in regards to your dispute process, or your progress.  This column gives you fast access to details on how the creditors and bureaus are handling your disputes.  

The following sections pertain to the Dispute Date and Letter sent.  For each round of disputes you will want to enter the date you mailed the dispute. This will help you know when you should expect results back.

You can also track the letter you used. This will help track the REASONS for your disputes, and help you establish your next plan of attack if the item is verified.  You can then continue to add the date the letter was mailed and the letter name on your log up until five rounds of dispute letters have been sent. After that, if you file a complaint, change the final column to “yes”.

This log is a simple way you can keep track of your progress and your results.  You can even add additional pertinent information to the log as you see fit. Us it as your guide during the credit repair process. In order to get started right now grab your credit report and start entering items into this log so you can get your disputes in the mail today!