The ifs School of Finance has announced that the prices of all regulatory qualifications have been frozen until 2008.
The freeze applies to three qualifications in financial advice; the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP), Advanced CeMAP, and the Certificate for Financial Advisers (CeFA). The Certificate in Regulated General Insurance (CeRGI) and the Certificate in Regulated Equity Release (CeRER) will also be subject to the price freeze.
The ifs School of Finance normally raises prices in line with inflation during September each year but has decided to keep the price of each module at £130. The school has also said it will continue to offer registered customers any updated learning materials free of charge via its website.
Commenting on the decision, Mark Roberts, head of financial regulation at the ifs School of Finance, says: “The main factor in reaching this decision is that the Financial Services Authority will be simplifying their handbook at the end of the year which is likely to result in significant syllabus changes across our range of regulatory qualifications.
“We believe it is important that our learners are examined on current, key legislation and, accordingly, we have decided to retain our current pricing structure.”
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