College for Financial Planning Continuing Education Requirements
Online CE courses - Packages - Subscriptions
You have one year from the purchase date to successfully complete the courses. You must achieve a score of 70% or higher on the end-of-course assessment to successfully pass the course. You have two attempts to pass the final exam. If the second testing attempt is unsuccessful, you will need to repurchase the course. Payments and fees for CE courses, packages, and subscriptions are nonrefundable.
You will be allowed access to the course content for as long as you remain active in the course and for a period of one year following the completion of the course. You are encouraged to download all course content files to prevent losing access to these resources. Details on CE courses and packages can be found on the College's website.
The College for Financial Planning is a registered CE sponsor with CFP Board and most state insurance departments that require sponsor registration. The College's CE sponsorship status, the amount of CE credit awarded for each course, and the requirements for obtaining CE credits are all subject to change without notice. Final authority to accept or deny CE credit resides with the governing organization. All credits are registered as self-study unless otherwise noted.
CFP Board CE
The College is a CFP Board-Registered CE and Code of Ethics sponsor. The College will report CE credit directly to CFP Board within 7 days following your successful completion of a course, provided the last four digits of your Social Security number or your CFP Board ID number are on file. You must achieve a score of 70% or higher on the end-of-course assessment to successfully pass the course.
CFP Board Sponsor No. 129
State Insurance CE Sponsor No.'s – provided on CE certificates of completion
Professional Designations CE
All of the College's programs, courses, and CE products are applicable toward the College's designation CE requirements. CE courses taken from the College are exempt from the College's professional designation CE audits.
Live Class Requirements
In order to fulfill the required pre-licensing education requirements, the state of Minnesota requires that applicants attend all sessions of the live class and pass an in-class certification exam with a minimum score of 70% or greater. All pre-licensing education requirements must be met in order to receive a certificate of completion.
State Insurance CE
The College for Financial Planning is a registered State Insurance Continuing Education (CE) sponsor in all states that require sponsor registration. Only select courses are registered with the state insurance departments. Courses are registered as self-study credit unless otherwise noted.
Requests for state insurance CE credit must be made at the time you enroll in a course by providing your state insurance license number and NPN. Within 10 days of your successful completion of the course, the College will report the applicable state insurance CE credit on your behalf with the state(s) for which you have provided accurate license information (including any required affidavits), and you have complied with both the College's and your state's rules, requirements, and procedures.
It is your responsibility to understand and comply with your state insurance department's rules, requirements, and procedures including, but not limited to, proctor and affidavit requirements. The College will not be held responsible for a department's denial of CE credit or the College's inability to report the CE credit because of your noncompliance with the agency's and/or the College's rules, requirements, and procedures.
Requests for CE credit after you complete the course will not be honored. Further details on State Insurance CE can be found in the State Insurance CE Credit Matrix.
How to Request State Insurance CE
Requests for state insurance CE credit must be made at the time you enroll in a course. Upon enrollment you will be prompted to provide your national producer number (NPN) and state insurance license number. Within 10 days of your successful completion of the course, the College will report the applicable state insurance CE credit on your behalf with the state(s) you have selected provided you have furnished accurate information including any required affidavits and you have complied with both the College's and your state's rules, requirements and procedures.
It is your responsibility to understand and comply with your state insurance department's rules, requirements and procedures including, but not limited to, proctor and affidavit requirements. The College will not be held responsible for a department's denial of CE credit or the College's inability to report the CE credit because of your non-compliance with the agency's and/or the College's rules, requirements and procedures.
VIRGINIA residents: please read this required information from your state's department of insurance.
If you are currently enrolled in a course and want state insurance CE credit reported to a state but did not select state insurance CE when registering, please contact our Student Services Center at 800-237-9990 option 2.
Proctor Requirements and Affidavit
It is recommended that students use a Prometric or ISO Quality Testing center for all College for Financial Planning examinations. Prometric and ISO Quality Testing centers satisfy most states' and the College for Financial Planning's definition of a disinterested third party proctor*. If you choose not to take your examination at a testing facility, you must arrange for your own disinterested third party to serve as your proctor or monitor.
Affidavits are signed electronically as part of the online testing system. State-specific affidavit may be required. Please see below for exceptions:
Arkansas - A state-specific affidavit must be used. Prometric testing facilities are NOT approved for AR state insurance CE. ISO Quality Testing centers ARE approved.
New York - YOU MUST TEST AT A TESTING CENTER or a NY State-Registered Exam Monitor and a state-specific affidavit must be used.
Arkansas and New York residents: Send the signed affidavit form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 303-220-1810 within a week of passing the final exam. CE credit cannot be reported to Arkansas or New York until signed affidavits are received.
If you have any questions regarding the above information or are unable to access any of the links, forms, or charts mentioned, please contact our Student Services Center at 800-237-9990 option 2 or via email.
*A monitor or proctor is a disinterested third party (DTP) who serves witness that you have satisfied the requirements of your course and testing procedures in an ethical manner. The proctor must be someone with whom the examinee has no business or family relationship. Business relationship is further defined as working within the same company regardless of physical location, title, or position. A proctor cannot be a currently enrolled student in any College for Financial Planning courses.