Consider studying to become a Certified Financial Planner™ at any of six convenient locations where Fairleigh Dickinson University offers the professional program this fall. The non-credit FDU Financial Planning Program is a five course, 14 month course of study and it is New Jersey’s largest, oldest and most successful program registered with the CFP Board of Standards, Washington, DC.
For organizations having between 12 and 15 students the program can be delivered on site.
With the Baby Boomers coming into their retirement years and the world’s financial markets becoming more and more complex the need for sound, effective personal financial guidance is increasing every day. Opportunities for those with the appropriate CFP® Certification will be excellent.
It takes approximately 14 months to complete the five required course – Financial Planning Process, Investment Planning, Estate Planning, Income Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits – with once a week 3 hour class sessions. The program, part of FDU’s Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, is student-focused.
Graduates of the FDU financial planning program often exceed the national averages of those taking the CFP Certification exam developed by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
The total fee to take the FDU program is $4995 plus text books and study guides. There is some flexibility in the admissions requirements. Two years of financial planning related experience is preferred. To use the marks, a bachelor’s degree is required.
Of the more than 59,000 holding the CFP Certification nationwide 78 percent are between the ages of 30 and 59 and 23 percent are women.