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College for Financial Planning® – a Kaplan Company to Serve as Title Sponsor of Registered Program Conference

February 06, 2019

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. today announced that the College for Financial Planning® – a Kaplan Company, is the title sponsor for this year’s Registered Program Conference being held February 21-22 in Arlington, Va.

“The Registered Programs Conference is the optimal opportunity to network with financial planning education industry leaders and learn about best practices that result in the advancement of the profession,” said Dirk Pantone, CFP®, President of the College for Financial Planning. “We are again honored to participate as the title sponsor for this event, helping to ensure that this annual collaboration of CFP Board, financial planning educators, and industry leaders continues to expand.”

The conference will bring together program directors and faculty from institutions that deliver professional financial planning education for individuals pursuing CFP® certification, offering opportunities to connect and share best practices for strengthening the talent pipeline. A new student track will explore topics such as the path to CFP® certification, pro bono financial planning, and trending issues in financial planning.

CFP Board Registered Programs are offered at regionally accredited colleges and universities that have met specific criteria for educating individuals pursuing CFP® certification. Individuals who meet CFP Board's coursework requirement through a registered program are eligible to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination. CFP Board partners with over 300 programs at more than 200 institutions.

“We are very grateful for the support that the College for Financial Planning® – a Kaplan Company is providing to the Registered Programs Conference this year,” said Mary Kay Svedberg, Ph.D., CFP Board’s Director of Education. “They have been a long-standing partner with CFP Board, providing quality education programs that prepare students to take the CFP® exam and become CFP® professionals who will provide Americans financial planning services that help them have more confidence today and a more secure tomorrow.”

The 2019 Registered Programs Conference immediately follows the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning’s Academic Research Colloquium, February 19-21. Both events will be held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA. For more information, click here.


Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is the professional body for personal financial planners in the U.S. CFP Board sets standards for financial planning and administers the prestigious CFP® certification – one of the most respected certifications in financial services – so that the public has access to and benefits from competent and ethical financial planning. CFP Board, along with its Center for Financial Planning, is committed to increasing the public’s awareness of CFP® certification and access to a diverse, ethical and competent financial planning workforce. Widely recognized by firms and consumer groups as the standard for financial planning, CFP® certification is held by more than 83,000 people in the United States.


Dan Drummond, Director of Communications
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About the CFP Board center for financial planning

The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning seeks to create a more diverse and sustainable financial planning profession so that every American has access to competent and ethical financial planning advice. The Center brings together CFP® professionals, firms, educators, researchers and experts to address profession-wide challenges in the areas of diversity and workforce development, and to build an academic home that offers opportunities for conducting and publishing new research that adds to the financial planning body of knowledge


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Communications Specialist
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About Kaplan Professional

Kaplan is a leading international provider of training and education services operating in more than 30 countries and working with over 10,000 corporations and businesses globally. Kaplan Professional helps professionals obtain and maintain in-demand certifications, licenses and designations that enable them to advance and succeed in their careers. Through live and online instruction, Kaplan Professional provides test preparation, licensing, continuing education, and professional development programs to businesses and individuals in the accounting, engineering, insurance, securities, real estate, financial planning, and information technology industries.

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