California State University, Los Angeles Now Offers Online CFP™ Program

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Beginning this month, California State University, Los Angeles will offer an online Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP) Certification Education Program to meet the needs of college students and mid-career professionals.

Beginning this month, California State University, Los Angeles will offer an online Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP) Certification Education Program to meet the needs of college students and mid-career professionals. The CFP® Board Examination program is one of four components leading to certification as a Certified Financial PlannerTM.

The U.S. Department of Labor, through its Bureau of Labor Statistics, predicts that the decade 2008-2018 will be one in which the profession of personal financial advisor will experience “much faster than average growth” – largely to assist the aging Baby Boom generation in planning for retirement (Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Spring, 2010). This program is designed to keep up with the rising demand of various financial planning and advisor job-related opportunities.

The Division of Extended Education at Cal State L.A. will offer self-paced, on-line CFP Board Exam training in five subject-areas: “Tax Management and Strategy,” “Risk Management and Insurance,” “Estate Planning,” “Investment Planning,” and “Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits.” As part of this program, students will have access to an expert mentor, available to consult during stated “virtual office hours,” to assist with questions and to explain concepts further.

The online courses—offered without degree or certificate credit—are available through a partnership with The Learning House, Inc., a total online education solution partner. The Learning House is committed to providing a robust learning management system along with 24/7 on-demand faculty and staff training, student support, and fail-safe hosting services.

Students may enroll for one course at $625, and may take several courses simultaneously. To enroll for all five courses at one time, there is a savings of $530 (about $106 per class). For enrollment information, contact 877-390-9229 or go to http://www.onlinefinancialcertificates.com .

About the Division of Extended Education at Cal State L.A.
The Division of Extended Education exists to “extend the reach” of Cal State L.A.’s classes and programs to students not presently a part of the university community. The Division offers flexible registration, convenient scheduling, and innovative delivery of academic classes as well as professional development and enrichment programs. (http://www.calstatela.edu/exed)

About Cal State L.A.
The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 210,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six Colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center. (http://www.calstatela.edu)

About The Learning House, Inc.
Learning House is a comprehensive online education solutions partner that helps colleges and universities offer and manage their online education programs. Learning House provides a total online campus solution to each of its clients, including online course development and publishing, learning management system customization and hosting, online program marketing, 24/7 technology support, faculty and staff training, online education infrastructure and consulting. (http://www.learninghouse.com)

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