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CFP [Board-Registered Programs] Online

Feb 01, 2012

The whole world seems to be moving online, including programs to earn the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ [certification]. During the past decade, online versions of the CFP Board's course work have sprouted up all over the country at various universities and colleges.

"The growth in online CFP [Board-Registered] Programs has made CFP® certification more accessible,'' says Kevin Keller, CEO of the CFP Board of Standards Inc…. Today, there are 341 [CFP Board-Registered Programs] comprising 186 certificate programs, 105 undergraduate programs, 44 master's programs and six PhD programs. At year-end 2011, there were 64,236 CFP® professionals in the U.S. Read more >

Financial Advisor
Jim McConville
February 2012

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Did You Know?

Among clients who work with an advisor, 87% of those working with a CFP® professional are satisfied or very satisfied, compared with 72% of those who work with an advisor without certification.
Anyone can call himself a “financial planner.” Only professionals who meet CFP Board’s rigorous standards can call themselves CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals.
The 2013 Household Financial Planning Survey shows that those with a financial plan feel more confident and report more success managing money, savings and investments than those without a plan.
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