While the reaction to the CFP Board's new proposed standards of conduct has been mostly positive, many commenters have expressed serious misgivings about the practical impact of the changes.

In statements submitted to the board's website since it released the proposed changes in early June, some advisers predict that more planners will drop their CFPs. Others applaud the board for furthering the professionalism of the planning field. More than 50 people, most of whom identify themselves as advisers, commented on the suggested changes between June 20 and July 6. The official comment period ends on August 21.

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