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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2017

The Medicare Rights Center Named CE Quality Partner by CFP

New York, NY—The Medicare Rights Center, a national nonprofit consumer service organization that is the largest and most reliable source of independent Medicare information and assistance in the U.S., has been named a “CFP Board CE Quality Partner” after successfully meeting criteria established by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board).

As a CE Quality Partner, the Medicare Rights Center has demonstrated a commitment to developing continuing education (“CE”) programs that meet a high set of standards outlined by CFP Board.  To achieve and maintain status as a CE Quality Partner, the Medicare Rights Center agreed to have a random number of self-study and live programs reviewed against a rigorous evaluation rubric developed by CFP Board’s Council on Education.  The Medicare Rights Center is now one of only nine CE Sponsors listed on CFP Board’s website as a CE Quality Partner, and is authorized to identify itself as such on its program materials.

A not-for-profit certifying organization, CFP Board owns the CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification marks, which it awards to individuals who meet its education, examination, experience, ethics and other requirements.  CFP Board currently authorizes nearly 80,000 individuals to use these marks in the U.S., each of whom must complete a minimum of 30 CE hours every two years as part of the requirements for renewal of CFP® certification.

The CE Quality Partner program is part of the multi-year CE Quality Initiative that CFP Board’s Board of Directors approved, with the goal of assuring that CFP® professionals have access to a variety of quality CE opportunities that are diverse in their content, format and delivery. CFP Board has implemented several phases of the initiative, focused on improvements to CE standards identified by the Council for Education to better align CFP Board with industry best practices.

“We are delighted to be deemed a ‘CFP Board CE Quality Partner’ which lets CFP® professionals know at first blush that the Medicare Rights Center’s online Medicare curriculum provides the quality learning experience that has become synonymous with CE Quality Partner status,” said Joe Baker, president of the Medicare Rights Center.

About the Medicare Rights Center

The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives. (www.medicarerights.org) 

About CFP Board

The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. The Board of Directors, in furthering CFP Board’s mission, acts on behalf of the public, CFP® professionals and other stakeholders. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and the federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. CFP Board currently authorizes nearly 80,000 individuals to use these marks in the U.S.  For more about CFP Board, visit www.CFP.net.

Press Contact: Mitchell Clark – mclark@medicarerights.org

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