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Financial Planning

The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification is the most highly recognized and respected professional certifications among financial service professionals. This is due to its rigorous educational and examination requirements as well as the demanding standards and Code of Ethics that are administered by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.



Financial Planning Certificate at
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a classroom-based program and anonline program and is designed to fulfill the education requirement for CFP® Certification.

Our program boasts:

  • Flexibility: Several courses are offered each session at a variety of locations.
  • Qualified faculty: The faculty are experienced financial planning professionals with CFP® certification, CPA, ChFC or JD Designations.
  • Certificate in Financial Planning: Students who successfully complete all six courses with a "B" average receive an MSU Certificate in Financial Planning

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Earning the CFP® Certification also requires passing the comprehensive exam administered by the CFP Board of Standards, Inc.


Upcoming Course Schedule

Begin your education. Our Financial Planning Certification courses are offered at two locations, as well as online.



CFPWhat is the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification?

CFP® certification identifies to the public that those individuals have met rigorous professional standards and have agreed to adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence when dealing with clients.


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If you have successfully completed the education requirement for CFP® Certification by completing the Financial Planning Certificate program, it's time to register for the CFP® Certification Examination.



For MSU events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.

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