Denver — The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards said that its subsidiary Board of Examiners has registered eight new financial planning education programs at six institutions — bringing the total of CFP Board-registered programs to 292 at 178 colleges and universities nationwide.

Regionally accredited institutions whose programs were newly registered include Guilford College, in Greensboro, N.C.; Kaplan College, in Denver; Lander University, in Greenwood, S.C.; Murray State University, in Murray, Ky.; Northern Michigan University, in Marquette, Mich.; and the University of Southern Mississippi, in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Students who successfully complete the financial planning curriculum at any CFP Board-registered program are eligible to sit for the CFP Board-administered certification examination. All programs registered with CFP Board must be at the upper-division baccalaureate or graduate level.

Institutions interested in registering programs with the CFP Board should contact Kathryn Ioannides, CFP, director of education and examination, at or (303) 839-7500.

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