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​FPA one of nine organizations to receive prestigious designation

by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.


DENVER (March 30, 2017) - The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is pleased to announce that the association has been selected as a CE Quality Partner by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., which indicates FPA's commitment to providing high-quality continuing education for Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) professionals.


"We are honored to receive this prestigious designation by CFP Board in recognition of our association's role in helping CFP® professionals be the most knowledgeable, competent financial planners they can be," says FPA Executive Director/CEO Lauren M. Schadle, CAE. "We proudly provide CFP® professionals literally hundreds of in-person and virtual educational opportunities every year that are meeting the rigorous CE requirements outlined by CFP Board."


FPA's receipt of this designation was based on CFP Board's CE Quality Initiative that was established to ensure CE opportunities provided by CE sponsors are diverse in their content, format and delivery. An enhanced review of FPA's educational programming was conducted to certify that CE offerings meet specific requirements for Learning Management Systems (LMS), assessments, practitioner feedback, and content, including:

  • Content is developed by recognized subject-matter experts

  • Content is objective

  • Content is able to stand up to peer review

  • Content is presented in a professional manner

  • Content is aligned with level of complexity and intended audience

"We are pleased to announce that FPA is one of CFP Board's quality CE partners. This recognition demonstrates FPA's commitment to meeting the high standards CFP Board has established through the CE Quality Initiative," said CFP Board CEO Kevin R. Keller, CAE. "We look forward to continuing our work with FPA now and in the years ahead to ensure all CFP® professionals are receiving access to continuing education that enhances core competencies in financial planning."

"We look forward to prominently displaying the CE Quality Partner logo on our educational programming, including at the 2017 Annual Retreat April 24-27 and 2017 Annual Conference Oct. 2-4," added Schadle.



About the Financial Planning Association

The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the principal professional organization for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) professionals, educators, financial services professionals and students who seek advancement in a growing, dynamic profession. Through a collaborative effort to provide more than 23,000 members with OneConnectionTM to tools and resources for professional development, business success, advocacy and community, FPA is the indispensable force in the advancement of today's CFP® professional. Learn more about FPA at and follow on Twitter at​