Ethics CE: CFP Board's Revised Code and Standards


This program fulfills the requirement for CFP Board-approved Ethics CE. This program is designed to educate CFP® professionals on CFP Board's new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct, which became effective October 1, 2019.

Please note: A formal evaluation of this program by each student is required by CFP Board. Students must complete CFP Board's Program Evaluation before they can receive a Certificate of Completion. You will be asked to take this survey after completing the final exam. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  • understand the structure and content of the revised Code and Standards, including significant changes from prior rules
  • describe CFP Board's fiduciary duty, which is a cornerstone of the revised Code and Standards
  • identify material conflicts of interest and the options for handling them: either avoid them, or manage them with full disclosure and client consent
  • understand the duties that CFP® professionals owe CFP Board, including the duties to report to and cooperate with the board
  • identify the practice standards that apply when providing financial advice under the umbrella of financial planning
  • understand the duty to provide information to clients when you deliver financial advice and/or financial planning

Designed For

Certified CFP® professionals

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