CFP Board and Prometric Sign Multi-Year Extension to Deliver Certified Financial Planner(r) Examination

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) and Prometric Inc. have announced a multi-year renewal for delivery of the CFP® certification examination. Today, more than ever, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professionals are an essential resource — from budgeting and planning for retirement to managing taxes, investing and planning an education fund. Candidates for the CFP® certification can apply to take the exam by visiting the CFP Board's website.

"CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professionals stand apart from others by completing extensive education and experience requirements, upholding rigorous ethical standards and passing our comprehensive examination," said CFP Board CEO Kevin R. Keller, CAE. "Our relationship with Prometric to conduct the CFP® examination provides CFP® professionals a secure testing environment, ensuring that their test results are safe and valid."

CFP Board and Prometric have delivered more than 75,000 CFP® exams since 2003.

"Consumers and employers place their confidence in professionals who earn trusted certifications," said Michael Brannick, President and CEO of Prometric. "They know that behind the CFP credential there are true professionals who care deeply about the clients they serve. At Prometric, our purpose is to give honest test takers the opportunity to prove their knowledge, skills and abilities in fair, professional and reliable settings, and we look forward to continuing our work with the CFP Board for many years to come."

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 competent and ethical 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™, CFP® (with plaque design) and 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 more than 68,000 individuals to use these marks in the U.S.

About Prometric

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted and market-leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. Committed to a set of values that get the right test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric supports candidates worldwide who take close to 10 million tests each year. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric advances test development and delivery solutions that are better, faster and at less expense.

Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 8,000 test centers in more than 160 countries and on behalf of more than 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets.

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