posted February 2, 1999

Bruce Himebaugh Earns CFP Mark

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