CFP® professionals acquire knowledge through the certification process that helps them to deliver professional, competent and ethical financial planning services to clients. This is a large part of why CFP® certification is so valued in the financial planning industry. If you are entering the field, the first step toward CFP® certification is to meet the education coursework requirement.
You can complete the education requirement through a course of study in financial planning offered by academic institutions with a curriculum registered with CFP Board. This coursework can be completed as either a degree program (undergraduate or graduate) or as a certificate program in financial planning.
There are more than 300 CFP Board registered programs offered at colleges and universities around the country. Search for a CFP Board-Registered program that best matches your needs.