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Personally, I don't believe that more education is by default is the best answer. Having read some of the RC hearings, the focus is on the misconduct of financial planners. By adding extra courses in, the rationale it seems, is that having taken the courses, the graduates will be more likely to behave with integrity. (Cynically, the excuse of "not knowing better" can not fly as often)
As to the efficacy of the ethics course... It feels a bit too gimmicky... As Ten above said, at the end of the day, personal integrity cannot be taught by any education provider. It's more like selling to the client that an adviser with ethics training is likely more ethical than one without.