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CFP Certification

The CFP® mark is owned and administered by CFP Board. Here’s how the program works: You successfully complete an educational program covering 89 learning points as defined by CFP Board. At The American College, that’s a six course curriculum, with exams after each one. After successful completion, you’ll be eligible to sit for the CFP® comprehensive examination, which is offered three times a year. It’s a tough test – and just over 50% of students pass on their first try. But if you study with The American College and earn "A's" on our courses, you have over a 90% chance of passing the comprehensive exam.

Students preparing for CFP Board's exam with The American College have a 30% better chance of passing as compared with the average pass rates of other providers.*

* 2010 statistics from CFP Board and The American College

As the number one provider of CFP® certification education, The American College provides textbooks to the majority of other educational programs approved by the CFP Board. When you study with The College, you get direct access to many of the professors who wrote the textbooks! Review the links above to learn more about all the ways you can pursue your CFP® certification education with The American College.

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

The mark ChFC® is the property of The American College and may be used by individuals who have successfully completed the initial and ongoing certification requirements for this designation.