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IFP aids advisers with online CFP study tool

The Institute of Financial Planning has launched an online study tool to help advisers prepare for their CFP assessment.

The new e-learning programme, which replaces the paper-based CFP manual, includes inf-ormation about the CFP exam, CFP standards, case studies and financial plans. Advisers can access revision tips, sample questions and create a logbook online.

Chief executive Nick Cann says: “There has long been a call for more electronic supp- ort and flexibility for candidates and this has now been delivered by IFP.”

Cooper Johnston Associates director Peter Cooper says: “This will be a useful addition to training and learning materials.”

The move comes after IFP launched its fast-track focused assessment programme last month for advisers wanting to become a certified financial planner more quickly.

The cost of using the e-learning platform for a 12-month period is £100 and is included in the cost of a CFP preparation day and the focused assessment programme.


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