The Elder Planning Counselor (EPC™) course provides education for professionals working with clients over 55 in many different fields, including financial planning, insurance, accounting, funeral planning, social work, and nursing.
The course is designed to help you understand the issues facing the elder population and prepare you to plan solutions for their well-being.
BCC is authorized to offer seminars and webinars that will help in obtaining this designation by the Canadian Initiative for Elder Planning Studies (CIEPS).
Time to complete
Up to 6 months
The course covers several topics in 4 modules:
Aging & Health Issues
Social & Psychological Issues
Communication & Other Timely Issues
Financial planning, insurance, or other relevant professional certification or accreditation is recommended.
You can choose distance learning or live instruction. Both options include:
- 4-book desk reference set
- Student workbook
- Final exam
Distance learning students also receive a set of scripted EPC faculty PowerPoint slides.
Students attending the live instruction take the exam on the last day. Distance learning students can schedule a time to take the exam at a seminar or testing centre, such as BCC.