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FPA of Oregon & SW Washington Chapter Monthly Webinar - September 29 (new date)
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM PST
Category: Chapter Meetings

Registration has now closed. If you have any questions or would still like to attend,
please email the FPA office [email protected]

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

12:00–2:00 pm
Includes webinar presentation and Q&A.

Topic: "Financial Planner's Ethical Success"

Presented by: Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP®, MBA
Rattiner's Financial Planning Fast Track, Inc. / JR Financial Group, Inc.

This course fulfills the Ethics requirement for a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®through the CFP Board of Standards.

There are other ethics courses out there – but ours is one of the best!
This will be a live-taught class with a certified instructor. It will be interactive and allow for Q&A with the speaker.
Don't sit through a humanless computer program/exam.
Earn the ethics credit you need, join us and fellow FPA members!


Registration Deadline: Friday, September 25

Course Description

Financial Planner’s Ethical Success ® provides a practical approach to learning the ethical standards of professional conduct and responsibility in an interactive format through the use of real-life scenario cases.

This session will:

  • Review the new learning objectives
  • Determine the elements of fiduciary standards and when they apply
  • Learn the revisions made to the Code which will became enforceable on June 30, 2020.
  • Experience practical examples on how to apply these concepts
  • Gain an understanding on the purpose of the Code and how it affects you as a CFP® professional
  • Develop a re-understanding of the Code
  • Determine how to act and react in abiding by the Code.
  • Provide guidelines to help you determine if financial planning or financial advice are being provided
  • Help you determine when to communicate potential conflicts of interest
  • Explain compensation disclosure requirements to clients and potential clients
  • Review, interpret, and apply the principles, rules, practice standards and other critical elements of the Standards of Professional Conduct

After this two-hour session, you will have a strong idea of the do’s and don’ts of working with your clients ethically. CFP Board Ethics CE programs registered with CFP Board, under Financial Planning Institute, LLC, now must be designed to accomplish the following required learning objectives (LO).

Learning Objectives (LO)

By the end of this session, attendees will be able to grasp the new learning objectives that became enforceable June 30, 2020.

  1. LO #1: Identify the structure and content of the revised Code and Standards, including significant changes and how the changes affect CFP® professionals.
  2. LO #2: Act in accordance with CFP Board’s fiduciary duty.
  3. LO #3: Apply the Practice Standards when providing Financial Planning
  4. LO #4: Provide the Client all required information.
  5. LO #5: Recognize and avoid, or fully disclose and manage, Material Conflicts of Interest.

About Our Ethics Presenter

Jeff Rattiner, CPA, CFP®, MBA is president of Rattiner’s Financial Planning Fast Track, Inc. and JR Financial Group, Inc. Both companies provide training and consulting for financial advisors, CPAs, consumers, & the financial services industry. Mr. Rattiner’s has been educating financial advisors on how they can prepare for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) Certification Examination in a boot camp format through his nationally recognized and acclaimed “Rattiner’s Financial Planning Fast Track®” (FPFT) program. FPFT has won critical acclaim as the cover story in the December 2001 issue of Financial Planning Magazine and the October 2009 issue of The Register. His lively and entertaining teaching style has served professionals well for over 31 years. His classes have been held at New York University, The American College, University of California, Metropolitan State College of Denver, The Ohio State University and Arizona State University, and at dozens of financial service companies. He was awarded the “1997 Distinguished Faculty Member-Teacher of the Year” by Community College of Denver. Rattiner also lectures for many of the largest CPA education providers nationwide.

Mr. Rattiner authored “Rattiner’s Review for the CFP Certification Examination", “Rattiner’s Financial Planner’s Bible”, and “Personal Financial Planning for Divorce” for John Wiley & Sons; “Getting Started as a Financial Planner” for Bloomberg Press; Financial Planning Answer Book for CCH; “Adding Personal Financial Planning to Your Practice” for American Management Association; & “Personal Financial Planning Library” for Harcourt Brace. He has been an editor for Personal Financial Planning and Financial Advisory Practice for Warren Gorham and LaMont, Financial Planning Digest for Harcourt Brace, Audio Financial Planning Report for Totaltape (Bisk) Publishing Company, Financial Planning Monthly Journal for Aspen Publications, The Planner for the AICPA, and was a columnist for Financial Planning and Financial Advisor magazines. Jeff is releasing his new book called Rattiner’s Secrets of Financial Planning published by Wiley in September 2020. A financial planning and tax practitioner in Arizona and Colorado, he has been the Director of Professional Development & Corporate Sponsorship for the Institute of Certified Financial Planners (ICFP), was employed as the Director of Technical Standards for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board), and employed as Technical Manager in the Personal Financial Planning (PFP) Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in New York City.

Registration Details

You must register in advance to attend -- DEADLINE: FRIDAY, September 25th. No exceptions. Fees are per person.

  • FPA of Oregon & SW Washington Member: $40
  • Non-Member: $80

Registration fees includes the presentation and materials (as provided by the speaker), and Continuing Education (CE) credit as appropriate. Upon registration on this FPA website, participants will receive a confirmation email with a separate webinar registration link and other details. To access and participate in the meeting, you must also register for the webinar separately, for security purposes (very quick 2-step process).


Continuing Education (CE) Details

This course is approved through the CFP Board as a qualifying Ethics program. All CFP® certificate holders are required to earn ethics CE to maintain certification. This course is also approved for 2 (two) Ethics credit hours of Oregon Insurance Division CE and the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. To ensure credit is filed on your behalf; be sure you have indicated and provided your appropriate ID numbers on your registration. Incomplete or inaccurate numbers will not be included in rosters and it is the sole responsibility of each participant to provide the appropriate and accurate information to FPA. Certificates of attendance will be provided on a request basis.

Sponsor this Ethics Program!

Interested in supporting FPA and specifically, this popular program? Sponsoring is a fantastic way of getting in front of CFP Professionals and our chapter membership and showing your commitment to the profession. Contact Vicky Danielson, FPA Association Manager, to discuss opportunities and pricing.

Contact: Amoreena Burke by emailing [email protected]