The Certified Financial Planner® is recognized as the standard of excellence in certifications among financial service professionals. As demand continues to increase for personal financial advisors, CFP® certification is a great way to advance your career.

Bachelor of Science in Finance

Interested in a for-credit Bachelor of Finance with a certified financial planning emphasis? Visit the College of Business. 

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High CFP® Pass Rates

Our graduates are among the highest CFP® exam pass rates in the nation.

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Long History of Success

The CFP program at Minnesota State University, Mankato was established in 1997. 

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Program Requirements and Classes

The Financial Planning Certificate Program meets the education requirement needed for participants to take the CFP® Certification Examination.


All instructors are experienced financial planning professionals with CFP® certifications, CPA, CLU, ChFC, CFP or J.D. designations.

Course Schedule & Registration

Minnesota State University, Mankato offers different options for meeting the education requirement for CFP® certification.

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If you have questions about the training or how to register, contact the Center for Workforce Professional Education at 507-389-1094, or 1-800-311-3142, or


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