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Financial Planning Certificate Program

Financial Planning Certificate Program






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    • This program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. and is designed for professionals who want to have a more detailed understanding of financial planning and to qualify individuals for the CFPTM Certification Exam. Financial Planning Certificate Program College of Business East Tennessee State University ETSU does not certify individuals to use the CFPT M, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM, and CFP certification marks. CFP certification is solely granted by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to those persons who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience and examination requirements.
    • OBJECTIVES The objectives of the Financial Planning Certificate Program focus on professionals in financial planning and related areas. The purposes of the program are to educate these individuals about all aspects of the field of financial planning, to inform them of the ethical requirements of financial planners, provide continuing education for various professionals, and to qualify individuals for the CFP TM Certification Exam. The program methodology will focus on in-class instruction, out-of-class assignments, and real world applications of financial planning concepts. The instructional pedagogy will be textbook-based and consist of lecture, casework, and current readings. Out-of-class assignments will include group work, additional readings, self-study, and practice exams. Assessment of individual progress in each class will be conducted through examinations. The program is designed for professionals currently employed in the financial planning, accounting, banking, brokerage, insurance, or legal professions. Program applicants will be required to have earned a bachelor’s degree and relevant professional experience. Applicants will be evaluated by the program director on an individual basis before entry into the program is granted. For more information about the ETSU College of Business Program, please call Dr. Mark Steadman at 423-439-5322 or email steadman@etsu.edu. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS The program consists of six courses. Participants should take PFP 101 first, but subsequent courses may be taken in any sequence. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion for each course in which he/she successfully completes the academic requirements of the course. PFP 101. The Financial Planning Process This course provides a comprehensive overview of the financial planning process. Topical coverage includes client-planner relationships, developing and presenting the financial plan, and implementing and monitoring the financial plan. Additional topics include regulatory requirements, ethical issues, time value of money, asset valuation, and other economic concepts.
    • PFP 105. Estate Planning An overview of estate planning and the tools and techniques to develop and implement effective estate plans. Topical coverage includes federal gift taxation and deductions, probate, trusts, gifts, marital deduction, contributions and transfers, wills, and other pertinent topics vital to estate planning. PFP 110. Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits This course presents a comprehensive overview of retirement plans and employee benefits and the strategies used to effectively plan for these items in the financial planning process. Topical coverage includes Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, types of retirement plans, qualified plans, and distributions. Additional coverage focuses on life, medical, and disability plans in employee benefit programs, business applications of insurance plans, and other employee benefits issues. PFP 115. Income Tax Planning A detailed coverage of federal income tax law and its implications for financial planning. Topical coverage includes taxation terminology, tax calculations, cost recovery concepts, tax management techniques, non-taxable transactions, passive activity loss, and other relevant taxation topics. PFP 120. Investment Planning A comprehensive overview of investment alternatives as related to financial planning. Course coverage includes marketability/liquidity, investment risk, government regulation, investment vehicles, portfolio performance measurements, leverage, hedging, options, asset allocation, and other relevant issues. PFP 125. Insurance Planning This course provides a comprehensive overview of insurance policies and strategies. Topical coverage includes principles of insurance, identification of various risks, industry regulation, policy analysis of various forms of insurance, and other relevant topics.
    • Course Schedule 2001 2002 2003 2004 Winter Income Tax Income Tax Income Tax Planning Planning Planning Spring Investment Investment Investment Planning, Planning, Planning, Insurance Insurance Insurance Planning Planning Planning Summer Estate Estate Estate Planning Planning Planning Fall Financial Financial Financial Financial Planning Planning Planning Planning Process Process, Process, Process, Retirement Retirement Retirement Planning Planning Planning and and and Employee Employee Employee Benefits Benefits Benefits Each course meets once per week from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Adelphia Centre at Millennium Park in Johnson City, Tennessee. Term Dates for 2001-02 Fall -September 11 through November 13 Winter -January 8 through March 12 Spring -Investment Planning—April 2 through June 4 -Insurance Planning—April 4 through June 6 Summer -June 18 through August 20 Cancellation Policy If you must cancel, written notice is required. Please notify us no less than seven days prior for a full refund or credit toward future courses. Cancellations received less than seven days prior to the first class session will be subject to a 25 percent cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after the second class session.
    • Fee Structure One course $400 Two courses 750 Three courses 1100 Four courses 1450 Five courses 1800 Six courses 2150 To receive the discount on two or more courses, participants must register and pay for the courses at one time. Discounts apply to one individual only. Fees do not include classroom materials, which will be approximately $100 per course. Registration Form Name: _________________________________________________________ Firm: _________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Phone: _________________________________________________________ Fax: _________________________________________________________ Email: _________________________________________________________ I am registering for the following courses: TERM PFP 101. The Financial Planning Process ___________ PFP 105. Estate Planning ___________ PFP 110. Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits ___________ PFP 115. Income Tax Planning ___________ PFP 120. Investment Planning ___________ PFP 125. Insurance Planning ___________ Make checks payable to: ETSU College of Business PO Box 70613 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN 37614 For credit card payments, please call Becky Barnes at 423-439-5300.