Bruce Himebaugh, CFP, director of human resources at Hope College, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the CFP certification mark and the marks CFP and Certified Financial Planner in accordance with CFP certification and license renewal requirements.
Himebaugh is responsible for all personnel and
benefits programs at Hope, including retirement planning.
He has worked at the college since 1970.
The marks identify those individuals who have met
the experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board,
have successfully completed financial planning coursework
and have passed a certification examination covering the
following areas: the financial planning process, risk
management, investments, tax planning and management,
retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning. CFP
licensees must also agree to meet ongoing continuing
education requirements and to uphold the CFP Board Code of
Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
Himebaugh completed his coursework and the two-day
examination in November.
The CFP Board is a nonprofit professional
regulatory organization established in 1985 to benefit and
protect the public by maintaining and enforcing high
standards of ethical professional conduct among Certified
Financial Planner licensees. An independent certifying
body, the CFP Board owns the CFP certification mark and the
marks CFP and Certified Financial Planner, the most widely
recognized marks in the financial planning profession. More
than 31,000 financial planners are presently licensed to use