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BU Maintains CFP Board-Registered Program Status for Certificate Program

Boston, December 15, 2016 – Boston University in Boston, MA has maintained registration with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a financial planning certificate program.

An independent certifying organization, CFP Board owns the CFP® and Certified Financial PlannerTM certification marks, which it awards to individuals who meet its education, examination, experience, ethics, and other requirements. Students completing the Financial Planning Program at Boston University will have met the Education requirement for CFP® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board.

“CFP Board is pleased to have an educational institution of the caliber of Boston University offering a CFP Board Registered Program,” said Mike R. Greene, CFP®, chair of CFP Board’s Board of Directors. “As student interest in financial planning as a career continues to grow, we anticipate that Boston University’s program will contribute significantly to the number of qualified candidates seeking to attain the CFP® certification, the standard of excellence for competent and ethical financial planning.”

“CFP Board is pleased to continue this important partnership. This program contains the required 72 topics per CFP Board criteria and is taught at the graduate level. The learning resources and faculty meet or exceed CFP Board criteria,” said Dr. Charles Chaffin, Director of Academic Programs and Initiatives.

“We are so pleased that CFP Board recognizes and supports our efforts to provide a first-class learning experience for our students,” commented Carolynn Tomin, BU Financial Planning Program Director.

Today, CFP Board partners with over 360 programs at more than 225 institutions. CFP Board-Registered Programs are financial planning education programs at the college or university level that meet specific criteria for educating individuals who wish to fulfill the education component for obtaining CFP® certification.

About Boston University

As part of Boston University’s Metropolitan College, the Center for Professional Education (CPE) offers comprehensive classroom and online training to meet the professional education and certification needs of industries such as commercial real estate, financial services, and law.

The mission of CFP Board is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial PlannerTM, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. CFP Board currently authorizes more than 70,000 individuals to use these marks in the United States. For more about CFP Board, visit

CFP® – The Recognized Standard of Excellence in Personal Financial Planning