November 12, 2018

The Metropolitan School of Professional Studies has been approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to provide courses in financial planning.

“CFP Board is pleased to approve the program at the Catholic University of America as a CFP Board Registered Program,” said Richard Salmen, CFP, chair of CFP Board’s Board of Directors. “As student interest in financial planning as a career continues to grow, we anticipate that Catholic 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.”

“We in the Metropolitan School are pleased to be able to offer this important workplace-oriented training,” said Vincent Kiernan, Dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies. “In today’s increasingly complex economy, it is ever more important for people to have access to high-quality, unbiased guidance on how to meet their needs and goals through prudent financial decisions. This educational program will help provide more trained financial advisers to serve this important social need.”

The CFP Board is a Washington, D.C.-based independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to benefit the public by granting, upholding and promoting the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification. Those who earn the certification are distinguishing themselves among their peers by meeting CFP Board’s education, examination, experience and ethics requirements. Students completing the financial planning courses at the Metropolitan School will have met the Education requirement for CFP ® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board.

CFP Board currently oversee more than 300 programs at more than 200 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.

The Metropolitan School will offer seven courses in financial planning starting in January 2019, so that students can prepare for the CFP certifying examination in March 2020. The courses will cover Principles of Financial Planning; Risk Management and Insurance Planning; Investment Planning; Tax Planning; Retirement and Employee Benefits Planning; Estate Planning; and Cases in Financial Planning.