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CFP Board Ethics Course  #100118

CFP® 2.0

Formal Program Title: CFP Board Ethics Course 
Program Sub-title: Ethics CE: CFP Board’s Revised Code and Standards

Program Description
This course is registered with the CFP Board (under course ID # 248718) and it fulfills the CFP Board 2-hour Ethics CE requirement. It is designed to educate CFP® professionals on CFP Board's new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct, which went into effect October 1, 2019. This course was developed by CFP Board and it is the only approved self-study CFP Board ethics course available (all CE providers are selling the same course). It is available in one self-study format: "On-Demand Video." Also, per CFP Board requirements, the exam is "closed book" such that the video presentation cannot be viewed while the exam is being taken.

Advantages of taking the course from Beacon Hill Financial Educators: 

  • The video is 100 minutes long. However, we have divided it into five modules so you won't have to vew all of it in one session.
  • There is an audio track and text of the instructor's comments included with each presentation slide (some providers include the script only - no narration). 
  • Additional online resources are available to supplement the course materials: https://www.cfp.net/ethics/our-commitment

CE Hours: 2
Level of Complexity:
CFP Board Program ID: 248718
Course Format 
This course will be available in one self-study format only: "On-Demand Video," and it must be viewed online. There is an online exam.
In accordance with CFP Board requirements, the course materials and exam cannot be downloaded or printed.

Learning Objectives
The goal of this program is to position the application of CFP Board's Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct as the foundation for ethical financial planning.
By the end of this program, the participant should be equipped to:

LO 1: Identify the structure and content of the revised Code and Standards, including significant changes and how the changes affect CFP® professionals.

  • Outcomes: Develop Knowledge Base
    • Competency 1: Understand the significant changes to the Standards
    • Competency 2: Explain how the significant changes to Standards affect CFP® professionals

LO 2: Act in accordance with CFP Board's fiduciary duty.

  • Outcomes: Enforce Comprehension & Demonstrate Application
    • Competency 1: Understand what constitutes Financial Advice
    • Competency 2: Understand the duties that constitute the fiduciary obligation
    • Competency 3: Apply CFP Board's fiduciary duty to various situations

LO 3: Apply the Practice Standards when providing Financial Planning.

  • Outcomes: Develop Knowledge Base & Demonstrate Application
    • Competency 1: Understand the steps of the financial planning process
    • Competency 2: Recognize when the Practice Standards apply
    • Competency 3: Apply the steps of the Financial Planning process to various situations

LO 4: Provide the Client all required information.

  • Outcomes: Enforce Comprehension & Demonstrate Application
    • Competency 1: Understand when disclosures are required
    • Competency 2: Understand what information must be disclosed
    • Competency 3: Describe the timing and format of disclosure delivery

LO 5: Recognize and avoid, or fully disclose and manage, Material Conflicts of Interest.

  • Outcomes: Enforce Comprehension & Demonstrate Application
    • Competency 1: Identify conflicts of interest
    • Competency 2: Demonstrate how conflicts of interest can be avoided
    • Competency 3: Demonstrate how conflicts of interest can be disclosed and properly managed

Taking the Exam Online
An online exam is included in the price and is accessed through your account once you have viewed the entire on-demand video.
The exam is "closed book," and it must be passed in a maximum of three attempts (after three attempts, you must view the on-demand video again before you can attempt the exam). 
Exam results (correct, incorrect answers), and certificate of completion are posted to your account once you have passed the exam.
Credits are reported weekly.

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On-Demand Video Price   $29.00

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