Certified Financial Planner Certificate

Offered by: James Madison University
Type: Certificates
Format: Online (synchronous)
When Instructor-led sessions held bi-weekly, Wednesday evenings 7pm - 9pm. Self-paced online courses also offered.
Average Time to Complete 15-21 months

About the Program

The objective of this online non-credit program is to satisfy the educational component required to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board exam, and to do so in a way that provides students effective, efficient learning of the 78 topic areas designated by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards as appropriate for testing on its Certification Examination. Another objective of this program is to provide students a proper balance of education and means of application of what they have learned to ensure the foundation will help them make a successful transition from student to practitioner. Students are assigned a personal adviser who will work with them from the time of enrollment through completion of the program. All course textbooks are included.

Career Paths

  • Financial planner

Courses & Requirements

View a course outline for the Certified Financial Planner certificate program.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Student Success Center
  • Career Center
  • Computer lab and student lounge
  • Cafe serving breakfast and lunch
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Learn more about student support resources available to JMU students.

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