CFP Board Certified Program
If you are considering a future in personal financial planning, seeking a career with excellent career growth, are currently a financial advisor looking to advance your career or believe you have the experience or credentials that would make you a great financial planner, attaining the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification should be high on your list of priorities. The CFP® mark is recognized as the most distinguished credential in the personal financial planner field. It symbolizes excellence and represents the highest standard of personal financial planning.
CFP® Professional, with a growing demand for qualified personal financial planners, now is the time to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Whether you're just staring your education, looking to change careers, or seeking to improve your professional status, CFP® Certification can open the door to more and better opportunities. The American public's need for personal financial planning expertise is greater than ever, and recruiters and prospective employers recognize CFP® certification as the most desired designation in this growing field.
Source: CFP Board
CAREER OUTLOOK: For current information regarding income and careers in accounting, see the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
MCC Financial Planning certificate of achievement
LEARNING GOALS: Students who complete the Financial Planning Certificate of Achievement can:
Apply ethical reasoning, based on the CFP Boards Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct, to financial scenarios.
Describe the financial planning process and determine factors relevant to the personal financial planning process.
Identify the principle concepts of risk, risk management and insurance relative to asset preservation.
Analyze investment tools and techniques to accumulate and preserve wealth.
Evaluate the various tools and techniques of income tax, retirement and estate planning relative to wealth accumulation and preservation.
Recognize the characteristics of various employee benefits relevant to the personal financial planning process.
Formulate a financial plan that effectively demonstrates a comprehensive understanding, integration and application of the financial planning process.
The Financial Planning Certificate of Achievement consists of the following courses:
General Education Requirements: 13.5 (most students who already have a degree transfer these courses to MCC for credit)
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (36 credit hours):
ACADEMIC PATHWAY (FALL 2021): Students may use the Financial Planning Certificate of Achievement as a pathway to the:
Business Administration Applied Science Degree
Tuition & Financial Assistance
For More Information Contact
AFC®, M.B.A., M.S., B.S.
COURSES: FINA 1000/2000 level
Links of Interest
Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards, Inc.
CFP® Candidate Forum
Nebraska Financial Planning Association
Financial Planning Association – National
MCC provides the course work necessary to fulfill the education requirements to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. The Certificate of Achievement in Financial Planning is a registered program with the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards Inc.
Metropolitan Community College, Department of Business, Certificate of Achievement in Personal Financial Planning is a registered program with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. For more information about the CFP® certification, please contact Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and , which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. Metropolitan Community College does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and marks.