CFP® Board Updates On July 16th, the CFP Board announced an update to arrangements for the September 2020 examination. For candidates who would need to travel more than 50 miles or have a health concern, so long as they can meet minimum technology requirements, a remote proctoring option will be available. This is in response…

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CFP® Board Updates “The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning (the Center) announced … [on June 29, 2020] a new scholarship in partnership with Facet Wealth, Inc., to advance diversity and inclusion in the financial planning profession. The Facet Wealth Scholarship for Increased Diversity in Financial Planning will support African American/Black candidates seeking to become…

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CFP® Board Updates On May 29, 2020, the CFP Board announced the adoption of new Procedural Rules for the enforcement of the ethical and practical standards for CFP® Professionals. These new procedural rules become effective on June 30, 2020, when the CFP Board begins enforcement of the new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct…

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CFP Board Exam FAQs The questions surrounding CFP Board’s response to COVID-19 number in the dozens if not hundreds.  In this blog, we’ll identify key FAQs on the subject. Is there an additional fee to register for the September Exam? Candidates who were registered to take the exam in July will be able to reschedule…

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CFP® Board Updates On May 4, the CFP Board announced the July 2020 CFP Board Exam has been postponed to September. This was in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The new pertinent dates are: Examination Period: September 22-29, 2020 Registration Opens: Already in Progress Registration Deadline: September 8, 2020 Early Bird Discount ($725 rate)…

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CFP® Board Updates On June 30, 2020, the CFP Board will begin enforcement of the new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct. This will coincide with the expected begin date of the new Procedural Rules. For those who are not familiar, the Procedural Rules replace the current Disciplinary Rules and Procedures and the Appeal…

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CFP Board Updates On March 2, 2020, the CFP Board notified all professionals that the compensation search function had been removed from the “Find Your CFP® Professional” tool on the letsmakeaplan.org website. The key decision point, according to the CFP Board, was that based on the new Code and Standards, all CFP® professionals are expected…

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CFP® Board Updates The CFP Board has named D.A. Abrams, CAE as the new Managing Director of the Center for Financial Planning. In this role, Mr. Abrams will provide leadership and vision to the Center as it continues its focus on diversity, inclusion, and sustainability of the financial planning profession. The CFP Board Center for…

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CFP Board Updates The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning will be hosting its second annual Diversity Summit on November 13, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the summit is to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the financial planning profession. Last year, over 300 thought leaders attended the inaugural summit. The agenda…

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