• Kaplan University's Master of Science in Finance With the Financial Planning Concentration Is a CFP Board-Registered Program.

    The Master of Science in Finance with a concentration in financial planning is a CFP Board-Registered Program in financial planning education and meets the specific criteria for educating individuals who wish to fulfill the education component for obtaining CFP® certification. Individuals who meet CFP Board's education requirement are eligible to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination. Successful completion of the education and examination components completes two of the core prerequisites to obtain CFP® certification.

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    Click here to request The Guide to CFP® Certification brochure.

    Click here to learn more about benefits of the certification to employers.

    Master of Science in Finance Graduates Interested in the CFP® Certification Examination

    After successfully completing the Master of Science in Finance program you must register for and complete FP 107: Financial Plan Development, provided by Kaplan University’s School of Professional and Continuing Education, if you wish to meet all education requirements necessary to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.

    During FP 107, you will receive instruction on and review sample financial plans based on various case facts. You will then be required to complete a written financial plan, which you will present orally via a video recording.

    For detailed information related to obtaining CFP® certification, you may access the CFP Board website located at: www.cfp.net/.

    Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.


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