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Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. announced a suite of initiatives that will bolster the academic underpinnings of financial planning as a profession; provide new opportunities for research and teaching; and enhance the quality of financial advice to the public.
"As the standard-setting body for the CFP certification and the authority on financial planning, CFP Board is committed to moving the needle in providing to those in academia - from both within and beyond our existing CFP Board-registered programs - a home to conduct research and teach financial planning to a new generation of CFP professionals," said Board of Directors Chair Raymond Ferrara, in a release. "These new efforts reflect the adoption of financial planning as a recognized discipline within academia as well as a growing profession within the financial services industry."
All of these efforts, Ferrara said, are consistent with CFP Board's mission to benefit the public by granting the CFP certification and upholding it as the standard for personal financial planning.
"We are thrilled that we can continue to build upon the body of knowledge for financial planning," said CFP Board CEO Kevin Keller. "Along with our partners in the academic community, CFP Board is focused on providing rigorous research and publication opportunities, which will only elevate the certification, the profession and ultimately benefit the public."
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