Board Certified In Estate Planning - BCE

DEFINITION of 'Board Certified In Estate Planning - BCE'

A certification offered by the Institute of Business & Finance (IBF) aimed at brokers, advisors and financial planners whose clients are interested in estate accumulation, preservation and distribution (estate planning).

BREAKING DOWN 'Board Certified In Estate Planning - BCE'

Qualified estate planners play a key role as one generation ages and plans for the distribution of their wealth upon their death; the BCE program is aimed at helping these individuals. It is a 60-hour self-study course with five modules. To complete the course and become a BCE you must have a minimum of two years experience in the financial services industry.

RELATED TERMS
  1. International Banking Facility ...

    A facility that allows depository institutions in the United ...
  2. Financial Planner

    A qualified investment professional who helps individuals and ...
  3. National Association Of Estate ...

    A nationwide coalition of estate planners and estate planning ...
  4. Estate Planning

    The collection of preparation tasks that serve to manage an individual's ...
  5. Estate

    A person's estate is everything comprising the net worth of an ...
  6. Certified Senior Consultant - CSC

    A certification indicating knowledge in key issues facing aging ...
Related Articles
  1. Home & Auto

    Certifications For Estate Planning

    These certifications can lead to a promising career, but is estate planning for you?
  2. Executive Compensation

    Financial Planner: Job Description & Average Salary

    Discover the general job duties and average salary of a financial planner, as well as the education, training and skills necessary for success.
  3. Personal Finance

    Comparing Financial Advisors & Financial Planners

    When scanning the financial advisor landscape, recognize that both financial advisor and financial planner are very broad categories.
  4. Financial Advisors

    Estate Planning Tips for Financial Advisors

    Estate planning is not a set-it-and-forget-it proposition. Here are some tips for you and your clients.
  5. Financial Advisors

    Estate Planning Tips for the Average Client

    Fewer financial assets can lead to bigger issues for families who don't establish an estate plan. Here's how advisors can guide the average client.
  6. Career Education & Resources

    Financial Planner: Career Path & Qualifications

    Learn what education and certifications you need to become a financial planner, as well as the future prospects and earnings potential for financial planners.
  7. Taxes

    How to Tell if You Need an Estate Planning Lawyer

    Estate planning is an important and often neglected part of financial planning, which can be costly when avoided or done improperly.
  8. Retirement

    Financial Planners: Specialize In Seniors

    Find out how this demographic has all the needs to keep your firm busy year-round.
  9. Budgeting

    How To Choose An Affordable Financial Planner

    Choosing a financial planner is a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. In fact, this decision is just as important as choosing a lawyer or a doctor.
  10. Estate Planning

    Estate Planning Checkup: When to Update your Estate Plan

    Estate planning is an important piece of an overall financial plan, but it can't be set and forgotten. Life events are going to require you to update it.
RELATED FAQS
  1. What's the difference between a financial advisor and a financial planner?

    Seeking professional advice from a financial advisor may involve asking for financial help from a certified financial planner, ... Read Answer >>
  2. What is estate planning?

    Estate planning involves making plans for the transfer of your estate after death. Your estate is all the property that you ... Read Answer >>
  3. Where can I look for a financial planner?

    References from trusted friends or family members can help you find a financial planner; however, keep in mind that your ... Read Answer >>
  4. What are the reasons that cause financial advisors to fail in their careers?

    Think about the risks with financial planning before you pursue a career in the industry, and make sure you aren't wasting ... Read Answer >>
  5. Are estate distributions taxable?

    Discover how estates are taxed, why estate distributions are generally tax-free, and circumstances that may require an heir ... Read Answer >>
  6. What are the differences among a real estate agent, a broker and a realtor?

    Learn how agents, realtors and brokers are often considered the same, but in reality, these real estate positions have different ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Labor Market

    The labor market refers to the supply and demand for labor, in which employees provide the supply and employers the demand. ...
  2. Demand Curve

    The demand curve is a graphical representation of the relationship between the price of a good or service and the quantity ...
  3. Goldilocks Economy

    An economy that is not so hot that it causes inflation, and not so cold that it causes a recession. This term is used to ...
  4. White Squire

    Very similar to a "white knight", but instead of purchasing a majority interest, the squire purchases a lesser interest in ...
  5. MACD Technical Indicator

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence (or MACD) is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between ...
  6. Over-The-Counter - OTC

    Over-The-Counter (or OTC) is a security traded in some context other than on a formal exchange such as the NYSE, TSX, AMEX, ...
Trading Center