Financial Planning as an Academic Discipline

As the financial planning profession has grown, so have the educational needs of both current and aspiring financial planners. And for those students pursuing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification with its rigorous education requirements, access to a qualified faculty who can educate and equip them to be competent and ethical practitioners is of particular importance.

Academic professionals educating prospective financial planners and researching the theories and practices involved in providing financial advice can be found at over 240 CFP Board-Registered Programs at universities and colleges around the country. These registered programs enable individuals to meet the education requirement for CFP® certification.