Dearborn Offers Online Certificate in Financial Planning

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Dearborn Offers Online Certificate in Financial Planning

CHICAGO-- Recognizing the need for securities and insurance professionals to broaden their skills in order to service clients more effectively, Dearborn Financial Services, a Kaplan Professional Company, is now offering an online Certificate in Financial Planning Program fromKaplan College. Dearborn is a leading provider of innovative education and compliance solutions to the financial services industry and Kaplan College is a leading provider of online bachelor, associate and certificate programs in business, information technology and financial planning.

"As the landscape of the financial services industry shifts from a historically transactional-based business to an 'assets under management' model, financial services professionals are being forced to acquire the financial planning skills necessary to meet their clients' changing demands," said Keith Fevurly, Executive Director, Kaplan College Financial Planning Education Program.

"Dearborn's customers at insurance companies, securities firms and banks can maximize their time by studying for the CFP(TM)* designation online through this top notch Kaplan College course," said Don DeMark, Dearborn's General Manager. "Plus, employers using our web-based compliance tracking and reporting management system, Dearborn Career Tracker, can integrate this program with staff enrollment in any number of curricula comprised of Dearborn courses, client courses, and third-party courses."

The Certificate in Financial Planning Program is comprised of six online courses, each with ten lessons and quizzes and one examination at the end of each course. Courses include: Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning; Insurance and Employee Benefits; Investment Planning; Income Tax Planning; Planning for Retirement; and Estate Planning. The program satisfies the educational requirement which is one of four requirements necessary to become eligible to apply to take the CFP(TM) certification examination. CFP (TM) certification is granted by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board), Denver, Colorado.

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