Testimonials

A Small Sampling of Our Student Feedback

In looking at review courses for the CFP® exam I searched high and low. After an exhaustive search and speaking with several who had already run the CFP® gauntlet, I finally settled on the Starks’ Review Boot Camp. I was immediately impressed when I called for info and spoke with Bruce himself. His accessibility was key to the process. He was ready,willing and able to answer and explain concepts as I was working through the material prior to the actual 4 day intensive review.

As time moved closer to the live review, we had “Fridays with Bruce” by way of live computer sessions to discuss some of the more critical topics as well as topics that were giving us trouble. The live review itself was very intense and comprehensive in the volume of material covered. Bruce is amazingly knowledgeable in ALL areas and topics of the CFP® material. He knows where and what to focus on but does not try to cherry pick.

Along with his knowledge he has an excellently paced presentation style and is good at making difficult concepts easier to understand with examples and analogies that work. I truly believe that my success in passing on the 1st try was very much linked to the materials, personal help and live review presentation that I received from Bruce Starks. By the way, I am from totally outside the industry!

My advice, GO with BRUCE! You won’t regret it.

Vernon Thornton

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Bruce is a “master instructor” with an exceptional ability to explain the topics in such a way that helped me comprehend and retain the information. His special webinars and powerpoints that he made available every few weeks covered some of the heavily tested areas that were a big help for me with the actual exam.

Bruce made himself available to me thru one-on-one phone calls where he answered my questions and evaluated my progress based on preliminary test scores on simulated exams. From this, he told me what I needed to focus on and very importantly, gave me pep talks and encouragement to persevere. I have no doubt that the Starks BootCamp℠ and help that I received from Bruce made all the difference in me passing the CFP® Exam.

Professor Bill S., Finance & Economics Department Chair
It is very comforting to know that you are there when I have questions that I cannot reconcile in my head.
Pam, Financial Advisor, CPA (studying for the July 2016 exam)
I thought you would be happy to hear that I PASSED! Thank you so much for your help!
Ashley, March 2016 exam
Thanks again for all your help and great teaching / class. Got my results last night. Wanted to let you know.
Sean, Financial Planner, March 2016 exam
I just wanted to let you know I passed the exam! Thank so you much for your guidance and support throughout this process. Having you as a resource and guide every step of the way was invaluable. Your boot camp was the icing on the cake!
Leida, Financial Advisor, March 2016
Taking The Starks CFP® Exam Review Course Boot Camp played a major role in helping me pass the exam on my first attempt. I tend to get bogged down in the details and often burn myself out when studying. Your 4 day review were extremely beneficial and kept me on track. The 4 day [live] review helped drill that information down even further and focused my attention on the most commonly tested topics.
Brian, Financial Advisor, March 2016 exam
Your individual study plan and the recorded Private Briefings were dead on. I could not have passed the exam without your hands on individual attention.
Robert N., Trust Professional
I passed! Your weekly Private Briefings were spot on. I saw questions on 9 out of 10 briefing topics and was able to nail those points. I felt that you genuinely cared about our passing.
Michael D., Financial Planner & Advisor
I passed! Thank you so much for all of your help getting me through. Couldn’t have done it without you.
Andrew B., Financial Advisor
I took Bruce Starks’ crash course and it made all the difference in the world. I cannot speak for other courses, but we got nitty gritty under your fingernails into the: practice standards, code of ethics, CFP® Board responsibilities, etc. The CFP® Board is on a mission with the aforementioned items as well as the “Financial Planning Process.” If you go to the exam unprepared for this stuff, you will have a tough time. Bruce’s class was very small and very hands on. I felt ready to go and Bruce’s course helped me to relax – if that’s possible.
Josh C., Financial Planner and Advisor
I took Bruce Starks’ crash course and it made all the difference in the world. I cannot speak for other courses, but we got nitty gritty under your fingernails into the: practice standards, code of ethics, CFP® Board responsibilities, etc. The CFP® Board is on a mission with the aforementioned items as well as the “Financial Planning Process.” If you go to the exam unprepared for this stuff, you will have a tough time. Bruce’s class was very small and very hands on. I felt ready to go and Bruce’s course helped me to relax – if that’s possible.
Josh C., Financial Planner and Advisor
I passed. Yea! Understanding the biases of the CFP® Board was very helpful. They were discussed throughout the Starks BootCamp℠ 4-day review.
Jim, Registered Representative
Bruce, praise the Lord-I passed! Thank you for your help along the way and your encouragement. I think the webinar on ethics was very helpful, especially to listen to [as you suggested] again in the day prior to the exam. I re-learned 4-5 things at least that were tested.
Evan, Financial Advisor

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