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### Regent University’s Law Graduate Program Achieves Prestigious AFCPE Designation

January 22, 2024

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Jan. 22, 2024) – The Master of Arts in Financial Planning and Law (MAFPL) program at Regent University School of Law has achieved the distinction of being recognized as an AFCPE Registered Education Program, a title held by only 15 graduate programs nationwide.

The Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE) is a reputable organization comprising certified professional financial planners dedicated to upholding the highest standards of knowledge, skill, and integrity in the field. By certifying, connecting, and supporting professionals who make a positive impact on the financial well-being of communities globally, AFCPE ensures a standard of excellence.

Dean Brad Lingo of Regent University School of Law expressed great satisfaction with this prestigious acknowledgment, emphasizing the program’s comprehensive and innovative coursework and instruction. Graduates of the MAFPL program are equipped to assist government agencies, non-profit organizations, and individuals in achieving financial wellness.

Paul Allen, the Director of MAFPL at Regent, has taken on a voluntary role in the AFCPE Student Task Force. The primary objectives of this task force include enhancing student involvement in AFCPE and granting scholarships to deserving individuals. Students meeting the educational requirements for the AFC® coursework through the MAFPL program may receive a 50% discount when taking the AFC® exam. Furthermore, Regent MAFPL students can engage in the AFCPE Knowledge Bowl.

Given that AFC® Financial Counselors are sought after by military bases and governmental entities to provide financial guidance to military personnel, obtaining the AFC® Counselor certification presents a valuable opportunity for local students.

Moreover, this collaboration opens up new career pathways for MAFPL students who prefer not to pursue the CFP exam but still aspire to contribute to their community by fostering sustainable financial stability among clients.

For further details regarding the criteria and advantages of the AFCPE distinction, please refer to the AFCPE website.

About Regent Law

Regent Law boasts a network of over 3,300 alumni practicing law across 49 states and in more than 20 countries, including 38 current judges. The School of Law has been ranked 28th nationally for securing judicial clerkships in 2022 and 16th for first-time bar passage in 2023. Offering a Juris Doctor (J.D.) program in both three-year and part-time formats, as well as various online and on-campus legal studies options, Regent Law remains committed to academic excellence.

About Regent University

Established in 1977, Regent University stands as a leading Christian institution with over 13,000 students enrolled on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and through its online programs worldwide. The university provides a diverse range of academic disciplines encompassing business, communication, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University has been recognized as the top Accredited Online College in the U.S. (, 2020), the safest college campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the premier Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for 11 consecutive years (U.S. News & World Report, 2023).