Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate is the Only Department in Memphis Recognized by the CFP Board

For release: November 22, 2015

Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate undergraduate program is recognized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP). This makes Fogelman College the only CFP recognized onsite program in Memphis and surrounding areas. The CFP awards certification to individuals who meet its education, examination, experience, ethics, and other requirements.

"The bar for CFP recognized programs is quite high," says Dr. PK Jain, interim chair of the Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Department. "We had to significantly improve our course offerings and industry partnership to obtain this recognition in multiple attempts."

Completing a recognized educational program is a requirement for candidates sitting for the CFP exam.

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.

Last year, Nap Overton also got the FIR program recognized by the CFA institute (Certified Financial Analyst) with worldwide headquarters in North Carolina.

With recognition from both of the leading financial certification institutions, CFA and CFP, in addition to AACSB and SACs, FCBE is able to offer a high quality education to our students.