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Capstone Alternative Program

Capstone Alternative Program

Challenge the CFP Exam

Earn your CFP® Certification with the Capstone Alternative Program

The Capstone Alternative Program, provided to you in partnership with CFP Board, is designed for Challenge Status candidates who also meet the experience requirements

In this program, you will be responsible to complete Kaplan's Financial Plan Development Course. As a Kaplan Challenge student, you will receive:

  • Financial Plan Development for $749
  • Premium Live Review for $899 (retail price $1,348)
  • The option to audit financial planning courses for $374.50 per course

To enroll and ask questions, contact your dedicated Student Relations Team at 800.373.0199.

Kaplan's Capstone Alternative Program features our Financial Plan Development course, offered in our EssentialPlus Package. In this course package, you receive:

  • Course Documents
  • Challenge Candidate Exams to identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Assigned Case Study
  • Instructor Email Access
  • OnDemand video classes to review as often as you need

How is the Capstone Alternative Program different from the standard Capstone Course?

There are two main factors that distinguish these Challenge pathways from each other. 

1) Contact Hours

  • Capstone Course students must meet a minimum of 45 required contact hours. These hours would be met by viewing Kaplan's OnDemand 107 class videos.
  • Alternative Program students can move directly to working on their final project - developing the Financial Plan. When the Financial Plan is successfully completed, they are considered to have successfully completed the program. Alternative Program students can still view the OnDemand classes if they wish.

2) Certificate of Eligibility

  • Students who enroll in the Alternative Program must have a Certificate of Eligibility from CFP Board stating their ability to enroll in the alternative program. 

Don't meet the Capstone Alternative Program requirements? View Kaplan's Challenge Capstone Course package here

To refresh your knowledge of the other six education courses, you can take any or all of them on an audit basis for half price as a challenge candidate. Strengthening areas of weakness could make all the difference!

Courses 101-106 are just $374.50 per course for Challenge Candidates.

Kaplan wants you to pass the exam—the first time—and we stand behind our Premium Live Review. Let our expert instructors refresh your knowledge of the key financial planning topics and prepare you for what to expect on the exam.

Enroll in either a traditional classroom with your choice of locations nationwide or a virtual class online. 

Enroll in Premium Live Review as a Challenge Candidate for just $899*!