Berkeley College Announces Financial Planners Certificate Program


Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122


Berkeley College is pleased to announce that it will begin offering a Financial Planners Certificate Program. The non-credit program, which is approved by the Certified Financial Planner™ Board of Standards Inc., will prepare students to seek licensure as Certified Financial Planners and enter various professional positions in the financial services industry.
“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of financial analysts and personal financial advisors is projected to grow significantly by 2014,” says Berkeley College Dean of the School of Business John Rapanos, DPS, CFP®. “The Financial Planners Certificate Program at Berkeley College can be completed in nine months and is ideal for professionals looking to gain new marketable skills in the financial services industry.”
The Financial Planners Certificate Program will be offered through Berkeley College Online beginning in Spring 2010, with plans to expand to other campuses in Fall 2010. The program curriculum includes courses in Insurance, Investment, Tax and Retirement Planning, among other topics.
Information sessions about the Financial Planners Certificate Program will be offered through the Web on Saturday, January 30 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm; on Tuesday, February 23 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm; and on Tuesday, March 9 from noon to 1:00 pm. The sessions can be accessed by visiting
For more information about the Financial Planners Certificate Program call 1-800-446-5400, ext. PEF or visit
A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College maintains an enrollment of more than 8,000 students, including 665 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, and four New Jersey campuses located in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and Corporate Learning Partnerships. Concentrations are offered in more than 20 career fields, and all campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is
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