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Complete Your CFP® Certification Education With An Industry Leader

For a limited time, save 10% on education packages and courses*


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. Over the years, tens of thousands of CFP® professionals have turned to us for their required pre-exam education needs.

Our CFP® certification education packages are now better than ever. Together, Kaplan Financial Education and College for Financial Planning have taken CFP® certification education to the next level. 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. Highlights include:

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

Our CFP Board Registered Program is available in three different learning methods. 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.

  • Live online class (12-month program)
  • OnDemand class (self-paced) 
  • Self-study (self-paced)

Begin instructor-led, live online classes in July 2020 (Premium Package) to prepare to sit for the July 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.

*Offer begins 3/11/2020 and expires at 11:59 pm CT, 4/15/2020. 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. Discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

Education Program Learning Methods

Live Online Class
(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 July 2020 and prepare to sit for the July 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.

All packages contain seven courses. Most coursework you complete can transfer towards a Masters in Personal Financial Planning in your future.


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 10% Off

*$540 per course for courses FP511 – FP516; $720 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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