Professional Designation Renewal Requirements

Following initial conferment of one of the College for Financial Planning®—A Kaplan Company’s professional designations, authorization for continued use of the credential must be renewed every two years. There are four renewal requirements outlined below.

CE Bundles for Wealth Management Designees

Looking for a convenient way to complete the CE requirements for your wealth management designation? We have two CE bundles designed specifically to educate designees on a wide variety of topics while meeting their biennial CE requirements. Choose the package that best meets your needs:

CE Essentials Bundle 1

$100.00

This bundle consists of eight of our most popular CE courses packaged together for your convenience. The coursework qualifies for a total of 18 CE hours applicable to the College’s professional designations and the CFP® certification.

 

  • Planning for Retirement and Social Security
  • Features of Fixed-Income Securities
  • Cash Management and the Use of Debt
  • Estate Planning for Investment Clients
  • Talking to Young Adults about Money, Credit, and Insurance
  • Preparing Your Clients for Estate Planning
  • Asset Allocation
  • Introduction to Mutual Funds

CE Essentials Bundle 2

$100.00

This bundle consists of six of our most popular CE courses packaged together for your convenience. The coursework qualifies for a total of 17 CE hours applicable to the College’s professional designations and the CFP® certification.

 

  • Estate Planning for High-Net-Worth Clients
  • Traditional, Roth, and SIMPLE IRAs
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • Introduction to ERISA and the Fiduciary Standard
  • Selecting a Mutual Fund for a Client
  • Asset Allocation and Selection

Professional Designation Renewal Requirements

Requirement 1:

Complete CE Credits

Requirement 2:

Sign a Code of Ethics Statement

Requirement 3:

Acknowledge Terms and Conditions Statement

Requirement 4:

Pay Renewal Fee

Designees are required to complete 16 continuing education credits every two years to maintain authorized use of the credential. This maintains credibility of our credentials, ensuring designees are knowledgeable on current industry trends in the financial market. 

NOTE: LUTCF® and MPASSM designees have different CE requirements. Full details are available in our Policies and Procedures.

Standards of Professional Code of Conduct establishes minimum standards of acceptable professional conduct for persons authorized to use one of the professional designations. Our Self-Disclosure Code requires designees to disclose any criminal, civil, self-regulatory organization, or governmental agency inquiry, investigation, or proceeding related to their professional or business conduct. Initial conferment and renewed authorization to use the designation is contingent upon the College for Financial Planning—A Kaplan Company’s review of matters either self-disclosed or are discovered by the College and required to be disclosed.

The Terms and Conditions statement outlines designees' rights to use the College's marks and acknowledges the rights of the College to protect the marks from unauthorized use by individuals or entities.

As part of the renewal requirements, designees pay a non-refundable renewal fee for each designation being renewed. The $95 renewal fee is for a two-year period. A late fee (non-refundable) of $10 per designation is incurred if all renewal requirements are not completed, received, and accepted by the College for Financial Planning—A Kaplan Company by the renewal due date. Designees holding two or more designations may elect to pay a Multiple Designation Renewal Fee of $95 and create a single renewal date for all their College designations. The $95 fee covers the renewal fee for all designations for a two-year period.