A&M-Commerce NOW OFFERS CFP BOARD-REGISTERED Minor in Financial Planning

Texas A&M University-Commerce has registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a new financial planning minor.

An independent certifying organization, CFP Board owns the CFP® and Certified Financial PlannerTM certification marks, which it awards to individuals who meet its education, examination, experience, ethics and other requirements. Students completing the financial planning program at A&M-Commerce will have met the Education requirement for CFP® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board.

“CFP Board is pleased to approve the program at Texas A&M University-Commerce as a CFP Board Registered Program,” said Mike R. Greene, CFP®, chair of CFP Board’s Board of Directors. “As student interest in financial planning as a career continues to grow, we anticipate that the program at A&M-Commerce will contribute significantly to the number of qualified candidates seeking to attain the CFP® certification, the standard of excellence for competent and ethical financial planning.”

Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance and Director of the CFP® registered minor, Dr. Jared Pickens believes that this new program will bring finance students more opportunities and that A&M-Commerce is perfectly positioned for a successful program.

“When you look at Texas A&M University-Commerce, what you see is a tradition of excellence in academia,” said Dr. Pickens. “When academic excellence is combined with a campus in downtown Dallas—its strong online presence and diverse student body—a successful program is easily within reach.”

Persons interested in the program should send inquires to Dr. Jared Pickens, CFP®, AFC® at [email protected].

Today, CFP Board partners with over 360 programs at more than 225 institutions. CFP Board-Registered Programs are financial planning education programs at the college or university level that meet specific criteria for educating individuals who wish to fulfill the education component for obtaining CFP® certification.