LPL Financial says it has added education provider Kaplan to its Vendor Affinity Program to provide financial education at a discount to its employees, independent advisors, and employees of its affiliate banks and lending institutions.
The Vendor Affinity Program was launched in 2015 and aims to help advisors reduce business complexity and expenses, according to a press release issued alongside the program’s launch.
Kaplan has more than 30 financial education programs, including ones for professional designations such as Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Chartered Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Counselor, which are offered through Kaplan’s College for Financial Planning, LPL says.
Kaplan also offers exam preparation in securities and insurance licensing and Certified Financial Planner certification as well as leadership and professional development, LPL says.
“Adding Kaplan to our Vendor Affiliate Program helps us better support the ongoing development and growth of our financial professionals. We believe these kinds of programs can help advisors reduce the complexity and costs of running their businesses while increasing the possibilities for ongoing expansion,” Robert Pettman, executive vice president of wealth management solutions at LPL, said in a press release.