BUFFALO, April 26, 2017 – The Center for Professional Development at Canisius College in Buffalo has registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a new online financial planning certificate program.

An independent certifying organization, CFP Board owns the CFP® and Certified Financial PlannerTM certification marks, which it awards to individuals who meet its education, examination, experience, ethics and other requirements.  Students completing the financial planning program at Canisius College will have met the Education requirement for CFP® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board.

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

“We are proud of our strong reputation with our graduate and undergraduate finance programs.  This new endeavor allows us to grow our expertise into online certificate programs for those who wish a career specialization,” Daniel J. Borgia, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Wehle School of Business at Canisius College.  Persons interested in the program should send inquires to Christina Yensan, Client Specialist, at [email protected].

Today, CFP Board partners with over 340 programs at more than 240 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.