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For a limited time, save 10%* with promo code CFP-Go2020 on CFP® certification education packages and our Premium Exam Prep Review for the upcoming November CFP® exam.

Pursue Your CFP® Certification Education With an Industry Leader!

Begin instructor-led, live online classes in November 2020 (Premium Package) to prepare to sit for the November 2021 exam. Or, start anytime with an OnDemand Class (EssentialPlus Package) or Self-Study option (Essential Package) and complete your required education on your own terms.

Get Started on Your Required Education for CFP® Certification

For a limited time, save 10% on education packages and courses with promo code CFP-Go2020.*  

Choose a powerful path to CFP® certification with College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company! As the original creator of the CFP® mark, no one knows financial planning education better than us. Approximately 1/3 of all CFP® exam takers turn to us for their required pre-exam education needs.

Our education packages combine the strongest, most streamlined curriculum and an award winning learning platform with the latest advances to support efficient and effective learning.

  • Courses are designed to the highest of academic standards and aligned with the specific learning objectives defined by CFP Board’s educational standards.
  • The activity feed, a step-by-step study plan, guides you efficiently throughout each course. 
  • Module quizzes, practice exams and videos reinforce learning and strengthen exam-taking techniques. 
  • Performance tracking helps you stay on schedule throughout the program.

At the end of our 7-course curriculum you'll earn a Master’s Certificate in Personal Financial Planning. Most coursework you complete as part of the CFP® certification education program can transfer towards a Masters in Personal Financial Planning in your future.

*Offer begins 7/8/2020 and expires at 11:59 pm CT, 8/12/2020. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or promotions, cannot be applied to previous purchases, extensions, or state fees, and is not redeemable for cash value. Enter promo code CFP-Go2020 at checkout.

Education Program Learning Methods

Live Online Class
(Structured Pace, 1-Year Program)


Our Premium Package brings together our instructor-led education and exam prep review in one convenient bundle. Begin live online classes in November 2020 and prepare to sit for the November 2021 exam. Attend class from the comfort of your home or office, with classes archived for further review.

OnDemand Class


You can start, stop, and rewind through prerecorded class lectures at your leisure. Begin our OnDemand classes at any time. You’ll have the freedom to complete your education in your own timeframe.



Designed for the motivated self-starter, we offer a self-study program with no class component. You'll have the freedom to complete your education at your own pace.

Compare Our Education Packages

Not sure which package fits your needs? Compare our education packages below.

No matter which style best fits your needs, you’ll master the 8 major domains covered on the CFP® exam through our 7-course curriculum. 


Our Premium Package is best for individuals who prefer a structured schedule of instructor-led classes for their education, followed by an Exam Prep Review.


  • Education: Live Online Class + archived sessions
  • Exam Prep Review: Choice of Onsite, Live Online, or OnDemand Class
  • Class cohorts start March, July, and November
  • Program length: 12 months*

*Fixed schedule of 9 months for education + 3 months for exam prep review


Our EssentialPlus Package is best for individuals who prefer to complete their education at their own pace and still learn from an expert instructor.


  • OnDemand Class (prerecorded video lectures)
  • Start anytime
  • Program length: flexible

Exam Prep Review is available separately.


Our Essential Package is for motivated self-starters who prefer to complete their education at their own pace without a class component.


  • Self-Study 
  • Start anytime
  • Program length: flexible

Exam Prep Review is available separately.

CFP 2020 Education Program Website Grid

*$599 per course for courses FP511 – FP516; $799 for course FP517

Preview our Learning Platform

Whether you prefer Live Online classes, OnDemand classes or a Self-Study option to pursue your CFP® mark, College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company’s curriculum and award-winning learning platform  will set you up for success ...for exam day and for your financial planning career.

Need a little guidance?

Connect with our team of Designation Specialists to discuss what CFP® certification program is right for you.

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