Certificate Program in Financial Planning

SMU CPFP Certification: Plan to Succeed

The SMU Certificate Program in Financial Planning combines expert instructors, CFP-Board registered curriculum, flexible course schedules, and an optional "Pacesetter Path" to provide the premier financial planning educational program in North Texas.

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Program Fast Facts

Duration 10 Months, 1 yr or 2 yr
Format Multiple Formats Available
Tuition $4995, $1150 per term or $675 per class
  • Learn to perform comprehensive financial planning services with an emphasis on high-quality client service
  • Acquire the educational requirements needed to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination
  • Earn a certificate in financial planning from SMU

Strengthen Your Professional Net Worth

The SMU Certificate Program in Financial Planning is designed primarily to train those currently employed in the financial services industry who would like to build upon their prior professional experience and expand the breadth and value of their services.

Market research indicates that the financial planning field is one of the fastest growing professions in America. In fact, for several years now, Jobs Rated Almanac has named financial planning as one of the top-rated jobs in America. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts faster-than-average growth for financial planners as a better-educated, wealthier and longer-living population requires more investment advice and financial guidance. Click here to learn more.

Who Should Attend?

  • Financial Planners
  • Accountants
  • Investment advisors
  • Stockbrokers
  • Trust officers
  • Attorneys
  • Bankers
  • Retirement or benefits specialists
  • Insurance agents

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Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP (with flame logo)®, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.

SMU does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® and CFP (with flame logo). CFP certification is granted solely by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to individuals who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience and examination requirements.

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