CFP Certificate program training students to meet growing demand

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Like many businesses these days, certified financial planners face a supply problem. According to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, more certified planners are over 70 than under the age of 30. Replacing those professionals will challenge an industry that is already projected to grow by seven percent through 2028.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute has been working with Dalton Education to offer a Certified Financial Planning Certificate to help train the next generation of financial planners. Students receive instruction from UW-Platteville's distinguished and dedicated professors while also taking advantage of Dalton's industry-leading CFP Board-registered and approved program.

"Dalton Education partners with some of the leading universities across the country," says Peter H. Fricano, UW-Platteville School of Business lecturer. "It is a 12-month program that is thorough and rigorous. The program is continuously developed by leading faculty, CFP Professionals, and CFP Board members, so you know you're getting the preparation for your success."

Certified Financial Planner certification has been the industry standard of excellence for more than 30 years. UW-Platteville's 100% online program allows professionals to meet the academic and hour requirements needed to sit for the CFP® Certification Exam. To enroll in the program, students must have earned or be enrolled in a bachelor's degree program from a regionally accredited college or university.

Data shows there are a plethora of advantages to earning the certification. According to a CFP Board survey, 83% of CFP® professionals say they have a competitive edge over other financial advisors. The survey also shows that advisors reported a 12% boost in pay after earning their certification. Moreover, four out of five consumers prefer an advisor with certification.

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