Online Continuing Education Courses for CFP® Certification Renewal
CFP® professionals need 30 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years for CFP® certification renewal, including 2 hours of ethics CE from an approved provider. As a CFP Board approved continuing education provider, we deliver high-quality self-study CE and ethics courses.
- Ethics CE Course (2 hour self-study or live online course)
Our 2-hour Ethics CE course is offered in the following learning methods. No matter which best fits your schedule, the College reports your hours to CFP Board upon your completion of the attestation at the end of the course.
- Live Online class (generally offered on the third Wednesday of each month)
- Total Access CE (self-study courses)
Our Total Access CE provides 365 days of unlimited access to all courses approved for CFP® certification CE, excluding the Ethics CE course. Ethics CE is not included in this library of online education courses.
If you hold a professional designation through the College for Financial Planning®—A Kaplan Company, courses in our Total Access CE can also help satisfy the 16 continuing education credits required every two years to maintain authorized use of your designation.
Ethics CE Course: CFP Board's Revised Code and Standards
This CFP Board-approved continuing education course fulfills the 2-hour ethics requirement and has been designed to educate CFP® professionals about CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct.
The course reviews significant changes from previous standards and how these changes affect CFP® professionals. Additionally, the course reviews CFP Board's fiduciary duty, the application of the practice standards when providing financial planning, the recognition of circumstances in which specific information must be provided to a client, and material conflicts of interest.
Choose between the following learning methods. No matter which best fits your schedule, the College reports your hours to CFP Board upon your completion of the attestation at the end of the course.
- Live Online class - A Live Online class is offered once each month (generally on the third Wednesday of each month). A web camera and microphone are not required to enroll in or attend our live online Ethics CE course.