The CFP Board releases updated demographics on CFP Professionals

CFP® Board Updates The CFP Board periodically updates the demographic makeup of the field of CFP® Professionals.  It has long been important to the board that CFP® Professionals reflect our everyday society and our clients.  A few key numbers that stick out: The total current number of CFP® Professionals is 97,575 Males make up 76.3%…

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CFP Board Requests Comments on Revised Standards

CFP® Board Updates The CFP Board recently announced they are asking for comment on the revised Sanction Guidelines and Fitness Standards.  The CFP Board and its board members encourage comments to ensure the proposed revisions echo feedback and insights from CFP® Professionals. The proposed revisions are based on a comprehensive review of the Sanction Guidelines…

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CFP Board Announces Elizabeth Miller as 2024 CFP Board Chair-Elect

CFP® Board Updates In July, the CFP Board announced Elizabeth Miller, CFP® as its 2024 Chair-elect.  She has previous experience with the CFP Board as a Board Director in 2020 and is a member of CFP Board Center for Financial Planning’s Campaign Development. Liz Miller, CFP®, CFA®, is the founder and President of Summit Place…

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Vanguard Becomes Newest Founding Sponsor of Center for Financial Planning

CFP® Board Updates The CFP Board has announced Vanguard as the newest Founding Sponsor of CFP Board Center for Financial Planning.  Having worked with the CFP Board for the past 6 years, Vanguard has been an invaluable support for the goals of the Center. Corporate sponsors like Vanguard form the backbone of opportunities provided by…

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CFP Board Announces Revision of Procedural Rules

CFP® Board Updates On May 16, 2023, the CFP Board announced the adoption of revised Procedural Rules.  These rules govern the manner in which the process for investigating alleged misconduct takes place, as well as the process for enforcing the Board’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct.  The revised rules will take effect on…

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CFP Board Launches Endowed Scholarship for Women

CFP® Board Updates The CFP Board announced on May 1 the creation of an endowed scholarship program to fund the education of women who are aspiring to make an impact and become CFP® Professionals.  The scholarship is operated through the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning. This scholarship will award up to $5,000 a qualified…

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CFP Board Exam Pass Rate was 65% in March 2023

CFP® Board Updates The most recent CFP Board exam, administered in March 2023, produced a pass rate of 65%.  That was in increase of 1% from November 2022, and in-line with previous exam pass rates that all hovered in the mid-60% range. There was also a record number of exam test takers in March, with…

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CFP Board Holding Virtual Career Fair April 21st

CFP® Board Updates The CFP Board Career Center, whose focus is on connecting highly-qualified talent withs firms, will be hosting a career fair on April 21, 2023.  This is the go-to event for employers and job seekers in the financial planning profession.  The event will connect top employers in the financial services industry with highly…

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CFP Board Announces Dates for 2023 Conference

CFP® Board Updates The 2023 CFP Board Conference will again be a combined conference of CFP Board Registered Programs and the Annual Firms Summit.  Through combined sessions as well as firm and registered program specific tracks, conference attendees will have a special opportunity to meet, network, and share knowledge that advances their roles in and…

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CFP Board Establishes 501(c)(6) to Focus on Workforce Development

CFP® Board Updates The CFP Board announced in January that they have established a new 501(c)(6) to help achieve their strategic workforce development priorities.  The end result will be a 501(c)(3) called the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning and a 501(c)(6) called the CFP Board of Standards. Why are they taking this action? The…

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