Definition of BCE

1 bachelor of chemical engineering
2 bachelor of civil engineering
3 before the Christian Era often punctuated ; before the Common Era often punctuated

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“BCE.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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Financial Definition of BCE

What It Is

The Board Certified in Estate Planning (BCE) certification is earned by brokers, advisors and financial planners who have demonstrated expertise in dealing with estate planning.

How It Works

In order to earn the BCE certification, you must first pass the BCE Credentialing Program offered by the Institute of Business & Finance (IBF).  This involves:

Why It Matters

The BCE program provides a solid foundation of advanced estate planning techniques for the business professional looking to elevate their estate planning services.  It can also enhance the professional image and quality of business provided by financial professionals.

A BCE-qualified estate planner or financial professional can play an important role in planning the distribution of an estate owner's wealth.

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easily led, controlled, or managed

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