Board Certified In Estate Planning - BCE

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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).

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS '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.

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