The ability to integrate information across all of the fundamental areas of financial planning in order to meet the needs of clients, combined with adherence to professional standards, distinguishes a CFP professional from other providers of personal financial advice. The CFP Capstone Course plays a critical role in the training and assessment of future CFP professionals. The required courses focus on the underlying competencies and knowledge required in the components of financial planning (i.e. asset management or retirement planning). However, this approach gives students only limited opportunities for the integration of the professional skills and financial planning competencies across all of the components of financial planning. The CFP Capstone Course addresses this issue. This course focuses on financial planning practices, professional skills and integration which are essential to the practice of professional financial planning. This is the course where all the components of financial planning are incorporated, and where students hone their analytical and presentation skills. Students demonstrate these abilities by developing and presenting a suitable financial plan.
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