Certified Financial Planner™ - Class Schedule
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Note: Materials fee includes enrollment with the College for Financial Planning.
Class Schedule for Fall 2013
Class Times: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Fall Class dates: September 4 - December 12, 2013
Cost: $275 per class, $465 for curriculum materials and testing.
Class Location: Olympic Hall (OLY) 206 adjacent to the South Parking Lot
Directions to Campus: Map and directions
Register Online: learnatsouth.org
Students may begin the education process with CFPE 1 or CFPE 2 or CFPE 3—any of the three can be the first class.
For students who began their CFPE education after December 31, 2011 there will be a required 6th class offered online through the College for Financial Planning. It will be a culminating class/project prior to registering for the national board exam.
|CFPE 1 - Financial Planning Process and Insurance (details)
Item #: 1501
Dates: October 24 - December 12, 2013 (No class on Nov. 28) and to be offered again Spring 2014
Time: Thursday, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Karin Nilsson
|CFPE 2 - Investment Planning (details)
Item #: 1503
Dates: To be offered Winter 2014
Instructor: Karin Nilsson
|CFPE 3 - Income Tax Planning (details)
Item #: 1505
Dates: Tentatively schedule for Spring 2014
Time: Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|CFPE 4 - Retirement Planning/Employee Benefits (details)
Item #: 1507
Dates: September 4 - November 13, 2013 (No class on October 9)
Time:Wednesday, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Therese Govern
|CFPE 5 - Estate Planning (details)
Item #: 1509
Dates: Will be offered Winter 2014
CFPE - Live Review (details)
Item #: 1151
Dates: To be scheduled
Time: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Class Fee: $925.00
Instructors: Kathy Huckabay, Michael Dill, Therese Govern, Robert Davis
COMPREHENSIVE LIVE REVIEW (details)
CFP 1 - Financial Planning Process and Insurance
Study the overall financial planning process as well as the legal, ethical, and regulatory issues affecting financial planners. Time value of money concepts are also addressed. Discuss the principles of risk management and insurance to identify a client's risk exposure and select appropriate risk management techniques. Learn the basic insurance contract and practical insurance checklists. Course also covers life insurance needs and methods of determining the type (property, liability, home-owners, personal auto) and amount of insurance best suited to the client. Finally, medical and disability insurance, as well as long-term care insurance, are covered. (Instructor: Karin Nilsson, CFP®)
CFP 2 - Investment Planning
Study the numerous investment vehicles that can be included in a client’s personal investment portfolio, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance-based investments, futures, options, foreign investments, real estate, and tangible assets. Client assessment, tax considerations of investments, economic factors, risk and return analysis, valuation methods, asset allocation techniques, and portfolio performance evaluation methods are discussed. Finally, learn about portfolio construction and management.
(Instructor: Karin Nilsson, CFP®)
CFP 3 - Income Tax Planning
Study the fundamentals of individual income taxation, the tax implications of various types of businesses, planning for the acquisition and disposition of property, tax-advantaged investments, and tax planning for the family. More technical topics are also discussed, including employee compensation issues and planning, alternative minimum tax, self-employment tax, and tax traps. Tax research and practitioner concerns also are addressed.
(Instructor: Michael Dill, CFP®)
CFP 4 - Retirement Planning/Employee Benefits
Learn the personal tax-deferred retirement programs available to many working adults along with a framework for use in calculating the annual savings needed to reach retirement income goals. Learn key features of qualified retirement plan design, including the advantages/disadvantages of specific types of qualified plans for the owners of small-to medium-sized businesses, including a flowchart of the retirement plan development and maintenance process with funding considerations. Study government sponsored plans including Social Security and Medicare along with group life, health, and disability insurance, non-qualified deferred compensation, and other commonly provided employee benefits.
(Instructor: Therese Govern)
CFP 5 - Estate Planning
Study the fundamentals of federal estate and gift taxation as well as specific exclusion and valuation techniques that reduce the size of the gross estate. Learn the characteristics of wills, intestacy, and the probate process along with trusts, property ownership forms, and will substitutes.
(Instructor: Kathleen Huckabay CFP®)