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Melissa Kemp, CFP®, AEP®, CNAP®, CAP®

Premium Organization, LLC
Affiliated Chapter

CFP Board of Standards Ethics (Mandatory) Course- Updated in 2020
Friday, June 10, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 


This program fulfills the requirements for CFP® Board approved Ethics CE. The program is designed to educate CFP® professionals on the CFP® Board’s new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct, which became effective October 1, 2019 and updated April 1, 2021. 

We’ll discuss what goes on in someone’s mind that allows them to think they can go undetected while committing a fraudulent act. What are the common set of thinking errors and patterns that each of us can be susceptible to on a regular basis. Common ethical dilemmas that advisors face in today’s workplace.

What You Will Learn:

• Understand the structure and content of the Revised Code and Standards, including significant changes from prior rules

• Describe CFP Board’s Fiduciary Duty

• Identify Material Conflicts of Interest and Ho to Avoid, or Fully Disclose, Obtain Informed Consent, and Manage Them.

• Understand the Duty to Report to CFP Board and the Duty to Cooperate

• Identify the Practice Standards When Providing Financial Advice that Requires Financial Planning or Financial Planning

• Understand the Duty to Provide Information to Clients When Providing Financial Advice and/or Financial Planning

• Review Real World examples of the applied Standards

About Melissa

Melissa Kemp, CFP®, AEP®, CAP®, CNAP® currently serves as the contract Executive Director for the Financial Planning Association of Greater Phoenix. Prior to accepting the Executive Director role in 2015, Melissa had been a chapter member since 2000. She owns Premium Administration, LLC, specializing in providing professional administrative solutions to trustees of Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts. Operating continuously since 1998, this company accepts new business exclusively through referral networks. She also owns Premium Organization, an Association Management Company, launched in 2000. Premium Organization provides administrative solutions for many non profit organizations, including 501(C)(3), (C)(4), and (C)(6) type entities.

Recently, Melissa has been vetted and confirmed as a Hearing Panel Volunteer by the CFP® Board of Standards Disciplinary and Ethics Commission. The Hearing Panel is responsible for overseeing and processing disciplinary actions. In 2017, Melissa developed a fun and interactive Ethics course titled "A Pragmatic Walk Through the Ethical Looking Glass". This course quickly became popular with CFP® attendees, because it incorporated gamification learning tools like Kahoot! and utilized authentic Anonymous Case Histories from the Disciplinary Ethics Commission. Among the continuing feedback from professionals taking the course, many noted it was the first time an approved Ethics course actually delivered on every required learning objective and carved out time for useful ethics discussions. When the Board elected to produce its own new Ethics Course in advance of rolling out the new practice standards, Melissa served on the Ethics Work Group volunteering time and talent to shape the new course. Much of her early work proving that fun and interactive courses were possible and could meet the Ethics Learning Objectives opened a path for the final course to integrate many concepts from the Pragmatic Walk Through the Ethical Looking Glass.