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This release prepared by the Office of Public Relations and Marketing.
Rebecca Eidson, Director, 646-1507,
Lisa Garrett, Public Relations Associate, 646-1506,

Tri-County is Host College for 2010 CFP Certification Education Program


(By Lisa Garrett)

PENDLETON --- Tri-County Technical College will serve as one of the host colleges for a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification Education Program beginning in August.

Tri-County, in coordination with Midlands Technical College, will present the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification Education Program beginning August 3 on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. for an 18-month period.  Classes also may be taken individually. The seven-course certificate program covers Fundamentals of Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Estate Planning, Income Tax Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning and finishes with a capstone (case study) component.  Tuition is $3,500.  Individual courses are $695.  Payment plans are available.

The program is taught at Midlands Technical College’s Airport Campus and broadcast into other state technical colleges via the latest technology in two-way, interactive audio and video conferencing.

This nationally registered CFP® certification education program allows individuals to further their education in the field of comprehensive financial planning by seeking certification from the CFP Board of Standards, Inc.

The program will be coordinated by Neil A. Brown, CPA, CFP®, who has served as CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Program Director at Midlands Technical College since December 2001.

Students who successfully complete the 2010 program will be certified as eligible to apply to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination in Spring 2012.  These students also must have an undergraduate degree, three years of work experience and pass this national certification examination to receive the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

For questions regarding the new program, please contact Trenna Metts at or (864) 646-1728, or visit  Persons also may contact Patsy Towery at (803) 732-5256 or visit  To register, call (803) 732-0432.