Yes.  A person is not permitted to file a Chapter 7 case unless he or she has, during the 180 day period prior to filing, received from an approved nonprofit budget and credit counseling agency an individual or group briefing that outlined the opportunities for available credit counseling and assisted the person in performing a budget analysis.  This briefing may be conducted by telephone or on the internet, if desired, and must be paid for by the person.  When the Chapter 7 case is filed, a certificate from the agency describing the services provided to the person must be filed with the court.