San Antonio – The H-E-B School of Business & Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) has registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a new 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 UIW will have met the Education requirement for CFP® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board.

“CFP Board is pleased to approve the program at the University of the Incarnate Word as a CFP Board Registered Program,” said Ray Ferrara, CFP®, chair of CFP Board’s board of directors.  “As student interest in financial planning as a career continues to grow, we anticipate that the University of the Incarnate Word’s 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.”

From CFP Board review letter: “This program contains the required 78 topics per CFP Board criteria. The learning resources and faculty meet or exceed CFP Board criteria.”

“We are excited to continue our partnership with the CFP® Board. We look forward to providing quality education to those interested in pursuing the CFP® Certification”. Persons interested in the program should send inquires to Dr. Alicia Rodriguez de Rubio at (210) 930-8767, alrodri4@uiwtx.edu, http://uiw.edu/hebsba/certs.html

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.

The mission of CFP Board is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial PlannerTM, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. CFP Board currently authorizes more than 70,000 individuals to use these marks in the United States. For more about CFP Board, visit www.CFP.net.

CONTACT:    Margaret Garcia, associate director public relations, (210) 422-4052, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu