CFP Board Updates Based on feedback from consumer research and user testing, the CFP Board has revamped and now relaunched the financial planning website – letsmakeaplan.org. The goal of the new website is to provide content that enables the consumer to gain a better understanding of the importance of financial planning and then how to…

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CFP Board Updates The CFP Board Registered Programs Conference took place December 15-16, 2020. The conference is an annual gathering of financial planning educators, thought leaders, financial service professionals, and the CFP Board. For registered programs, it provides an opportunity to network with other schools and learn valuable updates from the CFP Board. This year’s…

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CFP Board Updates The CFP Board recently announced the 2020 Registered Programs Conference will be held virtually this year on December 15 and 16, 2020. The conference provides the opportunity for approved educational programs to receive valuable updates from the Board, as well as connect with colleagues and the Board. To learn more about the…

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CFP Board Updates CFP Board, along with other members of the Financial Planning Coalition, penned a comment letter to the Department of Labor strongly objecting to a proposed retirement investment advice rule. The basis for the objections is that the proposal conflicts with: Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requirements, and CFP Board Code of…

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CFP® Board Updates CFP Board continues to offer COVID19 risk mitigation for qualified candidates. Key excerpts from recent CFP Board FAQs follow: What is Remote Proctoring? “…an exam delivery method that allows candidates to take the CFP® Exam from home or a location of their choice, rather than at a Prometric test center. CFP Board’s…

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CFP® Board Updates Here’s your chance to save hundreds of dollars in CFP® Exam fees and receive free resources for the next two CFP® Exams. Here’s an excerpt from a recent CFP Board email: “Your next chance to take the CFP® Exam is during the 8-day testing window from September 22-29, 2020. When you sign up by August 25 , you’ll…

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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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