Practice Standards Reference Guide
CFP Board created this Practice Standards Reference Guide to help CFP® professionals understand the new seven-step financial planning process set forth in the Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct ("Code and Standards"). This reference guide, which originally appeared in the , breaks down the seven steps involved in financial planning and provide tips to CFP® professionals about what actions are required under each step in the process.
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