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CFP Board's Certificant Connection podcasts feature timely topics, including the latest updates to CFP® certification, research on retirement security and client psychology, and more.

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Certificant Connections is a podcast powered by CFP Board, the professional standards-setting body for more than 95,000 CFP® professionals nationwide.

In each episode, CFP Board discusses the latest news in the financial planning profession, takes a deep dive into key topics and answers your questions.

Tune in to learn about upcoming topics, including updates to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct for CFP® professionals, research on retirement security and client psychology, and more.

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Recent Episodes
Episode 15: Current News and Coming Events with Kevin Keller.
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Get the latest updates on current CFP Board news and activities with Kevin Keller, CFP Board CEO.

Listen to episode 15

Hear from Jocelyn Wright, CFP®, the Special Advisor for Gender Diversity for the Center for Financial Planning, on the Center's initiatives for creating a more diverse, inclusive financial planning profession.

Listen to episode 14

CFP Board welcomes Sean Neary, who explains what the Edelman Trust Barometer is, why it’s important and its most interesting findings on the financial sector for this year! 

Listen to episode 13

Today’s episode is about the wide variety of registered programs certified by CFP Board. Tune in to get a better idea of what's out there.

Listen to episode 12

Learn about big-picture issues that CFP Board is looking at, as well as client psychology, CFP Board’s wide variety of programs, plans for the future and the upcoming Board meeting. 

Listen to episode 11

Featured guest Leo Rydzewski, General Counsel of CFP Board, joins us to discuss the new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct, effective October 1, 2019. 

Listen to episode 10

Jessica Lewis talks with Marilyn Mohrman-Gillis, Executive Director of the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning, and Mark Tibergien, CEO of BNY Mellon’s Pershing, about the new Career Paths Guide available to businesses employing CFP® professionals. 

Listen to episode 9

CFP Board CEO Kevin Keller and Director of Marketing Jason Gudenius discuss CFP Board strategies. 

Listen to episode 8

CFP Board CEO Kevin Keller and Heart + Mind Strategies CEO Mike Dabadie talk about CFP Board’s brand and its Public Awareness Campaign. Kevin also provides updates on his travels at in-person CFP® Certificant Connections events and other initiatives at CFP Board. 

Listen to episode 7

 Consumer Federation of America’s Director of Investor Protection Barb Roper joins CFP Board VP for Public Policy Maureen Thompson in a discussion about the SEC’s Regulation BI and the latest news on fiduciary. 

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CFP Board VP for Public Policy Maureen Thompson and retirement expert Fred Reish of Drinker Biddle talk about the organization’s new working group, which will be focused on developing policy ideas on how to encourage more people to save for retirement and how their savings can last a lifetime. 

Listen to episode 5

An interview with Foundation for Financial Planning CEO Jon Dauphine – Financial planners are known for helping their communities. In this episode, Jon Dauphine of the Foundation for Financial Planning talks about the benefits of pro bono work, the role of the Foundation and how financial planners can get involved. 

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There are many avenues for people to become CFP® professionals. On this episode of Certificant Connections, Jillian Nell, CFP® talks about how being a financial planner allows her a great work-life balance as a working mom while having a successful business that continues to grow. 

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On this episode of Certificant Connections, we talk with our newest CFP® Pro spokesperson Matt Aaron, CFP® of Northwestern Mutual, about his journey to CFP® certification, why he became a financial planner and tips for young people entering the profession. 

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This inaugural episode of Certificant Connections features an interview with CEO Kevin Keller discussing what’s ahead for CFP Board in 2019, as well as providing an update on different initiatives. 

Listen to episode 1