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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College has been approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a new financial planning minor program.

“CFP Board is pleased to approve the program at YHC as a CFP Board Registered Program,” said Douglas S. King, CFP®, chair of CFP Board’s Board of Directors. “As student interest in financial planning as a career continues to grow, we anticipate that YHC’s program will contribute significantly to the number of qualified candidates seeking to attain the CFP® certification, the standard of excellence for competent and ethical financial planning.”

CFP Board is a Washington, D.C.-based independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to benefit the public by granting, upholding, and promoting the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) certification. Those who earn the certification are distinguishing themselves among their peers by meeting CFP Board’s education, examination, experience, and ethics requirements. Students completing the financial planning program at YHC will have met the Education requirement for CFP® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board.

CFP Board currently oversees more than 300 programs at more than 200 institutions. CFP Board-Registered Programs are financial planning education programs at the college or university level that meet specific criteria for educating individuals who wish to fulfill the education component for obtaining CFP® certification.

“CFP Board has completed a review of the initial application of the undergraduate program at Young Harris College titled ‘Financial Planning Minor,’” wrote Mary Kay Svedberg, Ph.D., who serves as the Director of Education for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. “CFP Board is pleased to establish this important partnership.”

“We are proud to offer our students an accredited and well-respected financial planning minor program,” said YHC President Drew L. Van Horn, Ph.D. “Like all program additions YHC makes, we trust that this program will allow the College to better serve our students, our alumni, and the communities served by YHC graduates.”

“This new program in financial planning provides our students, regardless of their choice of major, with an exciting career-oriented minor that offers numerous employment opportunities in a fast-growing field,” states Professor Todd Jones, Ed.D., CFP® professional.

If you or someone you know is interested in YHC’s financial planning minor program, please contact Dr. Todd Jones at (706) 379-5213 or [email protected]. Dr. Jones, CFP® professional, serves as the Program Director and primary contact for the Financial Planning Minor.

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires, and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science, and Technology; and Professional Studies. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit

About CFP Board

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is the professional body for personal financial planners in the U.S. CFP Board sets standards for financial planning and administers the prestigious CFP® certification – one of the most respected certifications in financial services – so that the public has access to and benefits from competent and ethical financial planning. CFP Board, along with its Center for Financial Planning, is committed to increasing the public’s awareness of CFP® certification and access to a diverse, ethical, and competent financial planning workforce. Widely recognized by firms as the standard for financial planning, CFP® certification is held by more than 86,000 people in the United States.

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