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Certificant Connections

May 6, 2019

Welcome to CFP Board Certificant Connections, a podcast powered by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. CFP Board is the professional standard-setting body for more than 83,000 CFP® professionals nationwide! In each episode, CFP Board discusses the latest in the financial planning profession, takes a deep dive into a key topic, and answers your questions about financial planning.


Today’s episode features guest Leo Rydzewski, General Counsel of CFP Board. Leo joins in to talk about the new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct which becomes effective on October 1st, 2019.


Key Takeaways

[:20] Dan Drummond welcomes Leo Rydzewski General Counsel of CFP Board to the Certificant Connections podcast.

[1:00] Leo delves into the latest initiatives for outreach surrounding the Code and Standards, namely the numerous nationwide public forums.

[2:50] What the Standards Resource Commission is, what it does, and why it is useful.

[4:57] Leo explains what the Roadmap to the Code and Standards is, the five implementation guidance resources it provides, as well as all of the other helpful features it provides to a wide variety of business models.

[11:11] Before the effective date of October 1st, 2019 rolls in, a lot of guidance documents will become available. Leo gives us a rundown on upcoming documents and the case studies that have garnered such engagement in the public forums.

[15:02] Dan and Leo discuss the upcoming audio version of the Code and Standards as well as the coming releases to be expected.

[17:20] Dan thanks Leo for all the information he shared and invites listeners to visit for all of the resources currently available.


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Mentioned in this episode

Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct

Ray Ferrara

Standards Resource Commission

Roadmap to the Code and Standards

CFP Financial Planning Reference guide

CFP Disclosure Guide

CFP Compliance checklist



Dan Drummond is the Director of Communications of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board).


Leo G. Rydzewski is General Counsel of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board).