To The Editor:
I take great offense with the article by Richard Hickling in the Aug. 25 issue (“Five Ways To Distinguish Yourself As A Financial Planner”). The last time I checked it took several more courses to get the CLU designation than it takes to get the CFP designation.
Since I already have taken the necessary courses and passed the exams, why should I sit for the CFP exam when really all it is is a repeat of what I have taken already. Why should I spend the additional funds on that when I can go for my ChFC?
The CFP is overrated and I for one am damn proud to be a CLU. I am also required to take continuing education courses to maintain my status in the state I am licensed. So where does Mr. Hickling come off implying that only CFP must meet these requirements?
I noticed he does not have any of the designations himself.