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Accredited Behavioral Finance ProfessionalSM - ABFPSM

ABFPSM Professional Designation Program

As the first advisor-focused behavioral finance designation from an accredited college or university, the Accredited Behavioral Finance ProfessionalSM  or ABFPSM program, is a unique program that enhances advisors’ emotional competencies, client interactions, and financial planning advice through a thorough understanding of psychological explanations for economic behavior and hands-on practice of knowledge.

Designed for financial professionals in advanced career stages, the ABFPSM program brings together comprehensive research and trends from leaders and experts in the area of behavioral finance with engaging, in-class activities that enable you to start using your new skills with existing clients from day one.  

Begin the program at any time with OnDemand classes. You'll have:
  • Access to pre-recorded, instructor-led class lectures that guide you through key concepts in the curriculum.
  • Freedom to view the lectures based on your schedule. You can start, stop and rewind as you need to.

The ABFPSM designation streamlines the cost and time toward your next credential.

As you advance your career, the College recognizes the time and investment it takes to earn industry-recognized credentials.  Upon completion of the ABFPSM, graduates earn direct credit for one elective course in the College’s Master of Science Degree in Personal Financial Planning.


Plus, completion of professional designations programs can also help you fulfill continuing education (CE) requirements:
  • If you are a CFP® professional, all designation programs (except the WMS® and LUTCF® programs) fulfill 28 hours of CE as part of your CFP® certification renewal.
  • If you currently hold a professional designation from the College, completion of a new professional designation fulfills CE hours as part of the renewal of your current designation.


The ABFPSM designation package includes*: 

*Your textbook is not included in the package price. Once you enroll you will be able to find the required materials to purchase from Amazon or direct from the publisher.

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