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Cedarville University To Offer CFP Board-Registered Financial Planning Program

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Cedarville University To Offer CFP Board-Registered Financial Planning Program

by Public Relations Office

February 24, 2006

Cedarville, Ohio-Cedarville University has registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a new certificate program in financial planning. The mission of the program is to provide professionals in Dayton, Springfield, and surrounding areas a convenient opportunity to complete the education requirements they need in order to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination. An independent certifying organization, CFP Board awards the Certified Financial PlannerTM title to individuals who meet its education, examination, experience, and ethics requirements. Students completing the financial planning program at Cedarville University will be eligible to sit for the national CFP® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board. "CFP Board is pleased to have an educational institution of the caliber of Cedarville University now offering its approved financial planning curriculum," said Barton Francis, chair of CFP Board's Board of Governors. "As student interest in financial planning as a career continues to grow, we anticipate that Cedarville University's program will contribute significantly to the number of qualified candidates seeking to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination." "We're excited to provide this service to those in the Dayton and Springfield areas who aspire to become Certified Financial PlannersTM," said Dr. William Ragle, CFP® Program Director at Cedarville University. Persons interested in the program should send inquires to Ragle at raglew@cedarville.edu. In considering a school's application to register a program, CFP Board compares the program with the financial planning-related topics identified in extensive, periodic job-task analysis studies. The job-task analysis surveys financial planning professionals to determine areas students should master in order to provide competent, ethical financial planning services. The topics to be mastered can be categorized into the following broad subject areas: general principles of financial planning, insurance planning and risk management, employee benefits planning, investment planning, income tax planning, retirement planning, and estate planning. CFP Board, a nonprofit regulatory organization, fosters professional standards in personal financial planning so that the public values, has access to, and benefits from competent and ethical financial planning. For more about CFP Board, visit www.CFP.net. -30-