I would highly recommend the College for Financial Planning to anyone that is serious about pursuing the CFP® - Brian M.
This is a great program to prepare you for the exam – Scott J.
Have questions about the 2012 change to the CFP education requirements?
Whether you’re looking for a rewarding career or searching for a way to energize the one you already have, becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional may provide the opportunity and potential you seek.
The College's CFP® Certification Professional Education Program is the nation's most successful program with more than 40 years of experience providing financial planning education to the nation’s top financial advisors. Our cumulative pass-rate on the CFP® Certification examination is 86%, which is more than 20% higher than the competition.
The entire CFP® Certification Professional Education Program is graduate-level and can be applied directly toward our Master of Science Degree Program in Personal Financial Planning.
In addition to becoming an expert in your chosen field, earning the CFP® certification has also been shown to increase your earnings and your number of clients. You can find this information and information pertaining to our other programs in our annual Survey of Trends in the Financial Planning Industry.
This program is available exclusively via the College’s MyChoice Custom Education Platform. The College provides you with all of the tools available – use whatever you need.
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Prerequisites: In order to become a CFP® practitioner, you need to complete all six courses of the CFP® certification professional education program. However, certain credentials such as a CLU, ChFC, CPA, and JD allow you "challenge" the requirements for the CFP. Full details are available via CFP Board. Are you a CPA? We have a special program designed exclusively for CPA's looking to become a CFP® certificants.
All new CFP® certificants are now required to have a 4-year degree such as a BA or BS. Don't have a bachelor's degree? The College has partnered with University of Phoenix to offer a credit equivalency program to help you earn a Bachelor of Science in Business/Finance while completing your studies for the CFP® Certification. Additional information is available, please contact us for complete details.
Challenge Examinations: Graduates of our AAMS®, AWMA®, CMFC®, and CRPC® programs qualify to test out of up to 1/3 of our CFP Certification Professional Education Program. Contact us for additional details and find out how you can earn a designation and sit for the CFP® Certification Examination in as little as one year!
Examination Reviews: Have you already completed the education requirements for the CFP® Certification and are looking for a review? Visit our CFP® certification examination reviews page to learn about our different review options. Whether you’re looking for an interactive online review, a Denver classroom review, or a database of practice questions we’ve got you covered.
Most students complete their studies within 1-2 years. Completing the program fulfills the core education requirement for certification by CFP Board of Standards, qualifying you to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination. Additional information on CFP Board’s requirements can be found here. Completion may allow you to earn up to 15 semester credit hours toward a bachelor's degree or master's degree in personal financial planning, and between 150-278 hours of continuing education credit with some organizations.