As of June 1st, nearly 60 of FINRA’s e-learning courses will be eligible for CE credits for CFP professionals, who must complete a minimum of 30 CE hours every two years as part of the requirements for CFP certification renewal. FINRA administers CE courses through two programs – the Firm Element and the Regulatory Element. The courses available for CFP professionals will be offered through the Firm Element program, which requires broker-dealers to establish a formal training program to keep covered registered persons up to date on job- and product-related subjects. The Regulatory Element program focuses on compliance, regulatory, ethical and sales-practice standards.
FINRA’s courses, which were subjected to a rigorous evaluation and review by the CFP Board’s Council on Education, will enable CFP professionals who are also registered representatives with FINRA to receive CE credits in anti-money laundering, communications with the public, cybersecurity, senior investor issues, insider trading and more. Courses can be found at www.finra.org/elearning.