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Why College for Financial Planning® - a Kaplan Company?

The College was founded in 1972 to formalize the financial planning profession via the CFP® certification, which is now the nation’s premier financial planning credential. Having prepared over 70,000 professionals for the CFP® exam, College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company is here to help you earn your mark.

Learn from the Best

We have assembled the most effective, well-respected, and talented team of instructors and subject matter experts to guide you through the CFP® exam curriculum.

Study Your Way

Our education and review programs are designed to fit both your study style and career path. 

Free Resources

Learn more about the CFP® certification process and our available programs with a variety of free samples, webinars, and blog articles. 

Pass Guarantee

Our goal is to see our students succeed on the exam and become CFP® professionals. That's why we include our PassProtection guarantee in our Premium Review study packages. 

Stackable Credit

Streamline cost and time to earn industry-recognized credentials with stackable credit across professional designations, CFP® certification education and a Master of Science degree in Personal Financial Planning.

*Out of 1,074 respondents from March 2017-July 2018 post-CFP® exam surveys.


"After doing my research on the different CFP® certification programs, Kaplan was the easy choice...they ended up exceeding all expectation that I had."

– K.V.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, and CFP®(with plaque design) in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

The College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, and CFP (with plaque logo) certification marks. CFP® certification is granted only by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. to those persons who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience, and examination requirements. The College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company is an education and exam prep review provider for the CFP® Certification Examination administered by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. CFP Board does not endorse any education or review course or receive financial remuneration from education or review course providers.