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Accelerated Path
to the CFP® Exam

Earn Your CFP® Certification on the Accelerated Path

The CFP Board's Accelerated Path allows qualifying candidates to sit for the CFP® exam sooner, speeding their path to CFP® certification.

Candidates who qualify for Accelerated Path can bypass the majority of the coursework CFP Board requires in a standard education pathway, based on knowledge they have gained from other advanced degrees or certification.

Accelerated Path candidates must complete one of the following through a CFP Board Registered Program to be eligible to sit for the CFP® exam:

  • a Capstone course or
  • a Capstone Alternative course (only for Accelerated Path candidates who also meet CFP Board's experience requirements)

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Connect with our seasoned team of Designation Specialists to discuss what course is right for you.



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