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Regent Wealth Management & Financial Planning Concentration CFP® Board Registered

Regent Law's M.A. in Law - Wealth
Management & Financial Planning
Concentration is CFP® Board Registered.
Regent University School of Law has registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a new concentration focusing on financial planning as part of its Master of Arts in Law program.

An independent certifying organization, CFP Board owns the CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification marks, which it awards to individuals who meet its education, examination, experience, ethics and other requirements. Students completing the financial planning curriculum at Regent will have met the Education requirement for the CFP® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board.

“CFP Board is pleased to approve the program at Regent University as a CFP Board Registered Program,” said Richard P. Rojeck, CFP®, chair of CFP Board’s Board of Directors. “As student interest in financial planning as a career continues to grow, we anticipate that Regent University’s program 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.”

Regent Law has received recognition for the high quality of its professors. The Princeton Review has ranked Regent among the top 10 law schools in the nation with the "Best Professors" for two consecutive years.

In its letter approving Regent’s financial planning program, CFP Board observed that “the academic and professional experience of this faculty can enhance the learning experiences of the student as well as the professional standing of the program, bringing student placement opportunities, additional resources, and other forms of engagement to the students at Regent University.”

“At a time when many Americans are hoping to enjoy a happy retirement period, the need for financial planning expertise is greater than ever,” said Janis L. Kirkland, director of Regent’s Wealth Management & Financial Planning curriculum. “CFP professionals are uniquely qualified to help individuals solve financial problems and achieve their financial goals.

“Working as a financial planner can be both personally and financially rewarding. Financial specialists were identified among the top career fields for coming years in a recent article by Money,” Kirkland continued. “Regent’s Wealth Management & Financial Planning curriculum will provide students with the educational component required to enter this robust field. Furthermore, Regent’s program integrates the love of Christ into its degree programs, supplying students with moral and ethical training important in a financial professional.”

Students can begin the new 30-credit Wealth Management & Financial Planning concentration, which is offered online, as early as October 26, 2015, and finish in about a year. More information can be found here.

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