Online Certified Financial Planner™
New registrations are currently suspended in this program
Certification Education Program
CSU Los Angeles’ Certified Financial Planner™ Certification Education Program meets the educational requirements of professional advisers in the fields of retirement and investment planning to sit for the qualifying CFP Board examination. The non-credit educational program is structured around the student’s completion of five modules in the following areas:
- Tax Management and Strategy
- Risk Management and Insurance
- Investment Planning
- Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
- Principles of Estate Planning
Satisfactory completion of all five modules (grades of 70% or higher in each) qualifies candidates for a CSULA non-credit certificate and to sit for the CFP Board Certification examination.NOTE:
Enrollments will not be accepted for this program after December 12, 2011. The program will remain available for completion by students who enrolled on or before December 12, 2011.
Students continuing in the program can register for the program:
Online or over the phone at (888) 506-6011.
Career Pathways:Certified Financial Planners™ work in notable financial service companies such as John Hancock, Wachovia Securities & Crowell, Weedon & Co. Others choose to engage in sole practice or in small partnerships advising clients on strategies to save for retirement or for their children’s college education.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth in the personal financial advising industry is expected to increase by 30% between 2008 and 2018.Average Salary in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area:
$64,000 per year (as of 03/2009). Source: Indeed.com