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Certified Financial Planners (CFPs) Can Now Get Most Of Their Continuing Education At myStockOptions

May 20, 2020 – myStockOptions.com has expanded the valuable offerings in its Learning Center, which offers continuing education (CE) credits for Certified Financial Planners (CFPs), Certified Equity Professionals (CEPs), Certified Private Wealth Advisors (CPWAs), and Certified Investment Management Analysts (CIMAs). A new course and exam on taxation and tax reporting for equity compensation builds on the previously established programs about financial planning, stock options, restricted stock and restricted stock units, employee stock purchase plans, and SEC law.

The programs in the myStockOptions Learning Center now offer:

  • 35 continuing education credits for CEPs (over 100% of the total requirement)
  • 18 continuing education credits for CFPs (60% of the total requirement)
  • 18 continuing education credits for CPWAs and CIMAs (45% of the total requirement)

"Our CE courses not only demonstrate the practical expertise and excellence of our content," explains Bruce Brumberg, the editor-in-chief of myStockOptions.com and myNQDC.com. "More than that, they add significant value to memberships at our websites, which have a big following among financial advisors, stock comp professionals, and stock plan participants. These are engaging online self-study programs that busy professionals can take at their convenience to obtain necessary CE credits."

"The value of our CE courses as efficient educational tools has also led some major financial institutions to use our Learning Center for internal training and their in-house certification programs," adds Mr. Brumberg.

Seven Courses And Exams

The myStockOptions Learning Center now comprises seven separate online self-study courses and exams:

Each course features podcasts, articles, FAQs, and videos from myStockOptions.com. They are woven into a dynamic, interactive learning tool that teaches the topics in a memorable way. The answer key for each exam also links to relevant content on the site for further reading and learning.

CPE For Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

Many states have a process for CPAs to self-determine whether a program qualifies as acceptable continuing education. For example, Massachusetts, which does not have a registration requirement for CPE programs, allows CPAs to self-determine and self-report their continuing education activities. CPAs are encouraged to take our courses and exams and determine whether they comply with their states' rules for CPE credits. (myStockOptions.com is not registered with NASBA or any state boards of accountancy.)

CE For CFA Charterholders

Chartered Financial Analysts (CFAs) are encouraged to take our courses and exams and include them when they self-document their continuing professional development in the online CE tracker on the CFA Institute website.

More CE At myNQDC.com

A sibling website of myStockOptions.com, myNQDC.com is the leading online resource of educational content on nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) for both NQDC professionals and NQDC plan participants. The continuing education programs in the website's Learning Center focus on two areas of nonqualified deferred compensation: Basics & Taxes and Enrollment & Distribution. Each program offers a comprehensive course of educational content and a rigorous 30-question exam. To take the exam, professionals must certify that they have read the content. They can earn credits only by achieving a passing score in the exam.

The courses and exams at myNQDC.com offer:

  • 6 Professional Achievement in Continuing Education (PACE) credit hours for Chartered Life Underwriters and for Chartered Financial Consultants
  • 12 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours for credentialed members of The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries
  • 6 CE credits for CFPs

About myStockOptions.com

With exclusive articles, 830+ FAQs, podcasts, videos, the Tax Center, interactive quizzes, the Learning Center with courses for CE credit, the Global Tax Guide, an extensive glossary, a smartphone app for iOS and Android devices, and dynamic patented tools, myStockOptions.com is the premier online resource of educational content and tools on stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance shares, stock appreciation rights, and employee stock purchase plans. myStockOptions.com is written and managed by leading experts in equity compensation, and is produced by a company with a long history of successful publications explaining complex legal and financial subjects in plain English.

The accounting journal CPA Wealth Provider selected myStockOptions.com among companies "that have taken the lead through innovation, efficiency, initiative, or growth in the financial-planning area." The Specialized Information Publishers' Foundation honored MSO Pro with one of its Editorial Excellence Awards in the category of Best Interactive Content among niche publishers. The influential consumer magazine PC World has ranked myStockOptions.com among "the most useful sites ever" that "deliver top-notch information, support, and services."

myStockOptions.com has also received extensive favorable coverage in the media, including BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Boston Globe, and on CNN, National Public Radio, PBS, Money.com, and MarketWatch.com.

myStockOptions.com has a related site on nonqualified deferred compensation at http://www.myNQDC.com. The staff also created the successful insider trading prevention video series Think Twice, available at http://www.insidertradingvideos.com.


For more information, please contact Bruce Brumberg and Matt Simon at editors@mystockoptions.com or 617-734-1979.

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