Financial Planning Certificate Program (SFPC)

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Program Description

Expand Your Knowledge and Earning Potential

Because of the increasing complexity required in making wise financial choices, a growing number of people are looking for smart advice about financial resources and services. This expanding demand has created many new and profitable opportunities for financial service professionals who can provide intelligent and informed guidance.

What is the CFP® certification?

  • The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ or CFP® certification is awarded by CFP Board to individuals who meet ethics, experience, and education requirements, and pass the CFP® Certification Examination. The CFP® certification is the financial planning certification clients respect and demand. It sets you apart as a competent and ethical financial planner.

What does SeidmanCollege of Business offer?

The Seidman Financial Planning Certificate Program (SFPC) is a non-credit program that fulfills a growing demand among financial planning professionals for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ or CFP® certification. Those who successfully complete this CFP Board-Registered Program will be qualified to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.

The SFPC program consists of six non-credit courses that cover principles of financial planning including insurance, investments, retirement, personal income tax, and estate planning. All of the courses in the program follow guidelines established by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. Texts are selected from the bibliography provided by Certified Financial Planner Boards of Standards Inc.

Last updated January 2018

About the School

Seidman is the dynamic growing business school located in the heart of greater Grand Rapids business community. The 68 full-time Ph.D. faculty are dedicated to helping our students and our business pa ... Read More

Seidman is the dynamic growing business school located in the heart of greater Grand Rapids business community. The 68 full-time Ph.D. faculty are dedicated to helping our students and our business partners grow and prosper. At Seidman, the focus is on the future. The changing technology of the 21st century is embraced in our classrooms. The faculty prepares our students for their place in the global business environment. You may be looking at this page as an undergraduate or graduate student or you may be one of the business leaders seeking the expertise of our faculty or our business resources. Local, national and international companies engage the Seidman faculty in consulting services because more than 90% hold doctoral degrees and their research appears in leading business journals, magazines, seminars and trade publications. Faculty in business look to the future when they teach business, provide assistance, and develop research. Committed to serving the needs of the business community by providing information services, the Small Business & Technology Development Center, customized research, and no cost one-time business counseling. Support is also provided through seminars and by programs based in the Centers for Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Family Business. Vision Statement To become known as a preferred source of graduates educated to apply a creative, integrated, and cross-disciplinary approach to business. Mission Statement The Seidman College of Business provides a rigorous learning environment, with a student focus, a regional commitment, and a global perspective. In its teaching, scholarship, and service activities the College innovates applies knowledge and integrates concepts. Read less

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