We are very excited to announce that Rachel Gustafson, CFP® is now a CCPS® (Certified College Planning Specialist).
Rachel attained the CCPS® (Certified College Planning Specialist) certification from the National Institute of Certified College Planners. There are fewer than 500 CCPS® in the country.
“Financial planners and investment advisers that have made the investment in time, education, and training to become genuine experts in college planning deserve special recognition,” says Rick Darvis, CPA, one of the nation’s preeminent experts on planning for college. “This certification helps to distinguish those professionals that have made that commitment.”
The National Institute of Certified College Planners (NICCP) is the governing body for all CCPS® and professionals. It is the only recognized college financial planning certification organization in the financial industry and serve the public interest by promoting the value of professional, competent and ethical college financial planning services, as recognized by those who have attained these designations.
The national membership organization was founded in 2002 and consists of Certified Public Accountants, Certified Financial Planners, Registered Investment Advisors, Wealth & Retirement Planners, Financial Advisors, and other registered financial professionals. Its members are registered and qualified to share prudent tax, financial, cash flow, and lending advice that can help families lower the cost of college and pay their tuition bill. All members must adhere to the highest standards of professional competence, ethical standards, and continuous professional education in the college financial planning field.
About NICCP. The National Institute of Certified College Planners (NICCP) is dedicated solely to the administration and maintenance of the CCPS® (Certified College Planning Specialist) and Education Loan Analyst (ELA™) certification programs. The NICCP web site (www.niccp.com) features a listing of all current and active designees. The mission of the NICCP is to advance the principles of financial planning for higher education through providing recognition and support to those experienced financial professionals who devote a large portion of their practices to helping families plan financially for college.