CFP® Certification Education Program

Advance your career!  Earn the certification that clients recognize, respect and demand.  The need for objective financial advice, combined with the rigorous standards demanded of CFP certificants, has placed CFP® Certification at the forefront of the financial planning profession.





The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. awards the CFP® Certified Financial Planner and CFP marks to individuals that meet the initial and ongoing certification requirements:

  • Satisfy education requirements
  • Meet three to five years of work experience in a financial planning field
  • Pass the CFP® Certification Examination
  • Comply with the CFP Board's Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Meet continuing education and re-certification requirements


CFP® Certification Education Program at CPCC has the following cycle of seven courses: 

Fundamentals of Financial Planning (CFE 8001) (fall)
Insurance Planning (CFE 8002) (fall)
Investment Planning (CFE 8003) (spring)
IncomeTax Planning (CFE 8004) (spring)
Retirement Planning (CFE 8005) (summer )
Estate Planning (CFE 8006) (summer)
Financial Plan Development Course (CFE 8007) (fall )

To learn more about the CFP® credential, watch our CPCC TV Spotlight episode, read our CFP Brochure or contact the CFP Board of Standards, Inc.

Scholarship opportunities may be available. Please contact the James R. Worrell Sr. Financial Services Institute by email or calling 704.330.4685 for more information.

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