Feb. 26 2016

Feb. 26, 2016
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

MCC maintains CFP board-registered program status for certificate in financial planning

 OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College has maintained registration with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to provide a certificate of achievement in personal financial planning.
An independent certifying organization, CFP Board owns the CFP® and Certified Financial PlannerTM certification marks, which it awards to individuals who meet its education, examination, experience, ethics and other requirements. Students completing the financial planning program at MCC will have met the education requirement for CFP® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board.
“CFP Board is pleased to have an educational institution of the caliber of MCC offering a CFP Board Registered Program,” said Mike R. Greene, CFP®, chair of CFP Board’s Board of Directors. “As student interest in financial planning as a career continues to grow, we anticipate that MCC’s program will contribute significantly to the number of qualified candidates seeking to attain the CFP® certification, the standard of excellence for competent and ethical financial planning.”
“This is a significant honor and recognizes the high quality of MCC’s program and of the faculty, Dr. Lori Lothringer, Larry Buland, Karen Scott and adjuncts. Furthermore, it demonstrates that with dedication, online can meet and even surpass the traditional classroom in providing quality learning experiences at a reasonable cost to the student,” said Daryl Hansen, Dean of Business and Human Services at MCC.
Today, CFP Board partners with over 360 programs at more than 225 institutions. CFP Board-Registered Programs are financial planning education programs at the college or university level that meet specific criteria for educating individuals who wish to fulfill the education component for obtaining CFP® certification.
The mission of CFP Board is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial PlannerTM, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.  CFP Board currently authorizes more than 70,000 individuals to use these marks in the United States.  For more about CFP Board, visit


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.