IAQFP Cautions Financial Planners – do Not be left out!
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 20, 2006 – The public appetite for Financial Planners continues to grow despite ongoing confusion over who is and who is not qualified to help them with their Financial Planning needs.
Understanding that the public merely wants an efficient way to verify and locate qualified Financial Planners, in 2003 the International Association of Qualified Financial Planners (“IAQFP”) introduced a free, online Registry resource.
Simultaneously, they introduced the QFP, or Qualified Financial Planner designation, which has since served as the single, universal identifying credential of Financial Planning.
IAQFP openly grants lifetime use of the QFP to anyone having earned any one or more of the following equivalent designations of the Financial Planning discipline and methodology:
ChFC® (Chartered Financial Consultant - The American College)
PFS (Personal Financial Specialist - The AICPA Society)
CFP® (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ - The CFP Board)
MSFS (Master of Science in Financial Services - The American College)*
MS (Master of Science - The College for Financial Planning)*
*the latter two with a concentrated study in Financial Planning
It is important to note that IAQFP does not require one having earned any of the above designations to join anything, or to pay any member dues, but simply offers those granted the QFP the ability to register their usage online, where, once authenticated, they too will be openly listed in the international “QFP Verification Registry of Qualified Financial Planners”.
IAQFP is the only entity offering such free services to both the public and professionals alike.
Membership is also open to Financial Planners for the added benefits it offers, including a more complete Registry listing to include your professional biography, picture and direct business contact information, by visiting IAQFP online at: www.IAQFP.org/register.html (1-877-346-3037)
Contact: Harold E. Foster, QFP – IAQFP Chairperson/President