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Spaces Available in Financial Planning Certificate Course

MARCH 24, 2006-- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Business and Economics announces that space is still available in its Financial Planning Process and Insurance course this spring. The evening course starts on March 28 and runs weekly through June 20.

The instructor is Charles Buck, a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and principal of Buck Financial Advisors, LLC. This course is the first in the Financial Planning Certificate program and is a pre-requisite for the other four courses.

Steve De Wald, lecturer and director of the Small Business Development Center at UW-River Falls, has had a close association with the program. “The program is an excellent way to jump-start a career in financial planning,” says De Wald, who is also a Certified Public Accountant. The program provides participants with the background, skills and tools they need to enhance their clients’ wealth, he says.

The program is a CFP Board-Registered Program. Participants who successfully complete all five courses meet CFP Board’s educational requirement for CFP‚ certification and are eligible to take the CFP‚ Certification Examination.

All the program courses are taught by UW-RF faculty and qualified professionals in the financial services industry. Classes are held in evenings and on weekends to accommodate working adults and are located in Hudson and River Falls.

UW-River Falls does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and CFP (with flame logo) marks. CFP certification is granted solely by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to individuals who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience and examination requirements.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and CFP (with flame logo), in the United States. The board awards these certifications to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.

For more information, contact the UW-RF Outreach and Graduate Studies Office. Registration information for the FPC as well as a complete list of courses, course descriptions and admission information is available at http:/ or can be obtained by calling 715-425-3256, 1-800-228-5607 or e-mailing


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