Richard Stockton College of New Jersey students will have the chance to earn a Finanical Planner certification in less than one year, the college announced on Monday, Oct. 15.
The program runs for 12 Saturdays over the course of 10 months, from November, 2012-August, 2013. A study period will follow prior to the CFP exam, according to the college.
The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards approved the program, which will be offered through the college's School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, according to college representatives.
According to the college, this career has been identified as the fifth best career in a ranking of 200 jobs by careercast.com.
The increasing need in this career field is fueled by the so-called "baby boomer" generation's retirement needs, according to Professor Michael Busler.
“Firms are looking for financial planners, and those holding this certification have a competitive edge. It is relatively easy to find a good job once this certification is obtained,” Busler said. “This is a great opportunity for someone aspiring to enhance their credentials in the job market, or for those seeking to switch careers.
There is still room for plenty of growth in this field."
For more information on the program, or to register, visit www.stockton.edu/cs or call 609-652-4227.