I was pretty excited yesterday afternoon when I got my email from the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER BOARD OF STANDARDS with the following message:
Congratulations! You are now certified by CFP Board and may begin using the CFP(R), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(tm) and federally registered CFP (with flame design) certification marks.
You are to be complimented on successfully fulfilling the rigorous requirements leading to authorization to use the CFP(R) marks, the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. You now join a group of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(tm) professionals who have voluntarily agreed to abide by high standards of ethical conduct and client service.