The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) launched a collaboration to connect BCSP-certified professionals with CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional members of FPA who are providing a 20 percent discount on their first-year financial planning fees. Through this new partnership, more than 35,000 BCSP-certified professionals nationwide now have the opportunity to access financial planning services for a reduced fee from more than 300 participating FPA members.
“Now more than ever, it’s important the power of financial planning is shared to help individuals make smart financial decisions,” says FPA Executive Director/CEO Lauren M. Schadle, CAE. “As BCSP certificants work to ensure the safety of those within their respective industries, FPA and our participating members are making financial planning services more accessible to help these professionals design plans to ensure their long-term financial planning goals and short-term financial safety considering the challenges we are facing today.”
BCSP certificants can visit www.PlannerSearch.org/BCSP to access a complete list of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional FPA members who have opted-in to participate in the program. From there, BCSP certificants can then navigate to the profiles of FPA members to learn more about them and their services. The 20 percent discount applies only to the first-year financial planning fee charged by the participating CFP® professional. Any fees associated with investment management and other services and/or products are not discounted.
“This collaborative effort between BCSP and FPA brings to our certificants an additional benefit, provided by another organization that champions the value of certification,” says BCSP CEO Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CIT, CAE, IOM, FASSP. “As an organization of safety professionals dedicated to the well-being of others, we are happy to work with FPA to provide our certification holders with greater access to financial planning services so that they, too, can enjoy a little extra security as they pursue their professional and personal goals.”
In the months ahead, FPA will onboard additional CFP® professionals into the program and will work with BCSP on exploring a series of educational programs to help BCSP certificants learn about personal financial issues.
About the Financial Planning Association
The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the principal membership organization for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professionals, educators, financial services professionals and students who are committed to elevating the profession that transforms lives through the power of financial planning. Through a collaborative effort to provide members with professional education, business support, advocacy and community, FPA advances financial planning practitioners through every phase of their careers, from novice to master to leader of the profession. Learn more about FPA at OneFPA.org and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/fpassociation.
About the Board of Certified Safety Professionals
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a not-for-profit corporation recognized as a leader in high-quality, accredited credentialing for safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) practitioners. BCSP establishes standards and certifies competency criteria in professional safety practice. Since 1969, over 100,000 BCSP credentials have been achieved. In October 2019, BCSP launched an online education platform for exam training, BCSP examCORE. Learn more at BCSP.org.