College Improves CFP Courses With Practice Exams

The American College will begin providing CD-ROM discs of practice exam questions to all students enrolled in the five required courses for the college‚s CFP education curriculum.

The five required courses also form the foundation of the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation and can also be taken by students working toward their Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation.

"Students asked us for more practice exam and review questions because they wanted additional help in understanding financial service concepts and additional help in preparing for their final exams," says Dr. Samuel H. Weese, CLU, CPCU, president and CEO of the college.

The college won‚t charge for the discs, which will be included in the fulfillment packages sent to students at the beginning of each course. The first course to include the exam questions is "Insurance and Financial Planning."

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