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Impact of CFP Certification upon Earnings

By Dan Madden, CFP®

The CFP Board recently released a document showing earning trends for certified financial planners. It is no surprise that 2008 had a negative impact upon earnings. What is surprising, however, is that the post-certification impact upon earnings for those persons newly acquiring their certification appears to have continued expanding. This is good news for those who are…

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Report from the CFP Board Annual Conference

By Dan Madden, CFP®

The CFP Board hosted its annual conference last week for directors of CFP registered education programs. Here are some of the highlights: The CFP Board is currently promoting a public awareness campaign to educate the public about the value of utilizing certified financial planner professionals. Much of the conference dealt with the new educational requirements…

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CFP Board Changes Education Component

By Dan Madden, CFP®

Financial Plan Development Course The CFP Board is adding a new component to the educational component of CFP® Certification. Beginning in 2012, the new Financial Plan Development course will become required of all educational providers. The purpose of the new course, as stated by the CFP Board, is “… to require the financial planning student…

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