CFP® Certification Program Details

Each education program from College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company is designed to fit your career path and preferred study method. Whether you choose a graduate- or certificate-level program, instructor-led classes or a self-study package, rest assured we will help you efficiently navigate through the education curriculum.

Certificate Program

The certificate program is a 9-month live online class program with cohorts beginning in March, July, and November; or start anytime with an OnDemand Class or self-study option.

Graduate Program

With classes beginning nearly each month, the graduate program allows you to transfer credits towards a Masters in Personal Financial Planning later in your career. 

Education Program Learning Methods

Live Online Class

Each Live Online Class allows you to attend class from the comfort of your home or office, and is either archived or available as a streaming video. Live Online Classes are available in: 

OnDemand Class

Our OnDemand Class allows you to start, stop, and rewind through pre-recorded class lectures at your leisure. The OnDemand Class is available in the:


Designed for the motivated self-starter, we offer a self-study program with no class component. Create your own study schedule with the:


Education Course Descriptions

Review the topics covered in each course by program type below.