CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certificate

Take the next step to earn your CFP® credential.

Program Fast Facts

  • Start date: January 19, 2021
  • Tuesday & Thursday evenings
  • Online
    Classes will meet online until June 2021 and then will meet in person in Plano if it is deemed safe to do so.
  • 11-24 months
  • 4,745 Priority Tuition
    (expires two weeks before start date)
    $4,995 Standard Tuition

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certificate

Why Study Financial Planning at SMU?

Distinguished faculty and highly experienced practitioners

Learn from practicing CFP® professionals

Distinguished faculty and experienced practitioners ensure that you cover practical, meaningful and interactive information in class.

Meet Your instructors

SMU’s deep ties to industry

Choose your path

Complete program requirements at a pace that fits your needs in the Traditional, Pacesetter, or Intensive paths. Acquire critical digital marketing skills while preserving work/life balance.
 

Learn about the paths

Acquire the in-demand skills

Prepare to succeed

Complete the coursework required to take the CFP® Certification Exam.

 

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SMU’s global alumni organization

Gain industry recognition

Established in 2003, hundreds of CFP® professionals in DFW have completed coursework at SMU.

 

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Stand out from the competition

Demonstrate your standard of excellence to clients and employers with a rigorous educational foundation. SMU’s program meets the coursework requirement of CFP® certification, and you will learn how to apply the academic content in practical, real-world scenarios.

 

CFP® employment growth is strong

Qualifed professionals will be in high demand as the U.S. population ages, life expectancies rise and wealth transfers to new generations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for CFP® professionals is expected to increase by 15% through 2026, significantly outpacing the average for other occupations.

 

Increase your earning potential

CFP® professionals earn 26% more than financial advisors without the certification, on average, according to a study from the CFP® Board.

 

CFP® Board approved

This program is accredited and registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

 


Bryan Jackson