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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Financial Planning Certificate

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  • "Made the material easily digestible and highlighted the subjects that would be particularly important for work in the field and the CFP exam."

    - MNSU Financial Planning Certificate Participant

  • "Our instructor was very passionate about the topic and effectively supplemented the text book. The problem examples helped apply what we're learning to better prepare for exam questions."

    - MNSU Financial Planning Certificate Participant

  • "The instructor did a great job giving real examples from her experience, was very respectful and knowledgeable."

    - MNSU Financial Planning Certificate Participant

  • "I believe completing the Financial Planning Certificate program has given me more confidence in helping my client achieve financial success."

    - MNSU Financial Planning Certificate Participant

  • "I think the classes were greatly in passing the CFP! The instructors were knowledgeable and helpful with learning not only what we needed for the test but put it all into real-world scenarios that I could use."

    - MNSU Financial Planning Certificate Participant

  • "The Instructors were quality, knowledgeable, industry experienced professionals who covered the material and answered questions."

    - MNSU Financial Planning Certificate Participant

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Program Information

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

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.

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.


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