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Invest in Your Future in Financial Planning


Gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials to succeed at every stage of your financial planning career. At the industry-leading College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company, you can pursue a professional certification, complete your CFP® certification education, or earn a master’s degree 100% online, on your schedule.

Highest Quality

Stay competitive while preparing to create better outcomes for your clients. Our adaptive curriculum evolves with the industry, bringing you groundbreaking programs in areas such as: behavioral finance; domestic partnerships; sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investments; and more.

Flexibility for Working Adults

Pursue your goals in a way that fits your lifestyle and needs. Choose from live online classes with interactive learning or self-paced programs you can complete on your own time and with access to our qualified faculty. Whether you’re launching a career or solidifying your expertise, we’ll meet you wherever you are.

Deep Experience

Learn from expert faculty with more than 150 years of combined industry experience. As the College that introduced the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification and an early adopter of online education, our HLC-accredited College draws upon a rich history in financial education to empower you to build a secure and rewarding career in financial planning.

Explore Our Diversified Portfolio of Programs

Choose from 14 Online Programs
  • Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠ – AAMS®
  • Accredited Behavioral Finance Professional℠ – ABFP®
  • Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor℠ – ADPA®
  • Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor℠ – APMA®
  • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠ – AWMA®
  • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ – CRPC®
  • Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist℠ – CRPS®
  • Chartered SRI Counselor℠ – CSRIC®
  • Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional℠ – FPQP®
  • Sports & Entertainment Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠ – SE-AWMA℠
  • Wealth Management Specialist℠ – WMS℠
  • Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA)
  • Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning (MS-PFP)

Financial Advising Accelerator Certificate Program


College for Financial Planning is proud to introduce a certificate program designed for new and early career financial advisors. This engaging self-study program—delivered 100% online—helps aspiring financial advisors gain key advising and business-building skills necessary to effectively engage with clients and build a robust book of business. Get started today and set a solid foundation for your financial planning career.

Learn more about the Financial Advising Accelerator certificate program.

About the College for Financial Planning®

Our founders believed that this industry should be about more than selling insurance, stocks, and bonds—it should be about holistically taking care of your clients’ entire financial future.

Invest in Your Career and Your Clients


Which Program Is Right for Me?

Select the stage of your financial planning career to find which College for Financial Planning program will help you advance to the next level:

  • Launching a new career or changing careers
  • Early career
  • Mid-career
  • Advanced career

Credit for Prior Coursework

Through our stackable programs, you can save time and money by applying existing credits to future credentials. Professional certifications can be used toward your CFP® certification education or a master’s degree, and the CFP® certification stacks into the master’s in personal financial planning.

Ben Haas, CFP®, CRPC®, ABFP™️
Wealth Manager at Haas Financial Group

“Having the ABFP™️ designation allows me to simply bring awareness to behavioral finance in a way most clients may not have thought about before”

Latest News

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OnDemand Webinar: Artificial Intelligence

Watch our webinar to gain insights into how advisors harness this new technology to their advantage instead of being replaced by it.

College Launches Financial Advising Accelerator Program

The College has introduced a new Financial Advising Accelerator certificate program designed to jumpstart the careers of those new or in the early stages of the profession.

Watch our webinar for a look at how deep specialty knowledge and broad business knowledge is needed at various finance career stages.

Take the Next Step to Secure Your Future With the College for Financial Planning®

Have questions or want to know more? Contact us today.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP® (with plaque design) in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

The College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP (with plaque logo) certification marks. CFP® certification is granted only by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. to those persons who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience, and examination requirements. The College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company is an education and exam prep review provider for the CFP® Certification Examination administered by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. CFP Board does not endorse any education or review course or receive financial remuneration from education or review course providers.