The College for Financial Planning®—A Kaplan Company Receives CFP Board Approvals for Online Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning Graduate and Certificate Programs

Students are able to complete both master’s program and required education for the CFP Board exam, delivering two credentials after passing CFP exam

CENTENNIAL, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The College for Financial Planning®—A Kaplan Company, today announced CFP Board approval for their online Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning graduate degree program, as well as the certificate level program.

“We are excited to receive CFP accreditation for this required learning step toward CFP certification,” said Dirk Pantone, President of the College for Financial Planning. “Students can now earn their CFP and Masters along the same path with the Masters Program. A student could be in our master’s program, take our first five modules, and now have their education requirement fulfilled.”

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP), is a Washington, D.C.-based independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to benefit the public by granting, upholding and promoting the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification.

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About the College for Financial Planning

Founded in 1972, the College for Financial Planning®—A Kaplan Company provides accessible and flexible degree, non-degree, and continuing professional education programs to students nationwide. Shortly after its founding, the College introduced the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, which is now the world’s most recognized and respected financial planning credential with more than 80,000 certified professionals.

In addition to its CFP® Certification Professional Education Program, the College also offers a master’s degree in personal financial planning and professional designation programs that provide more in-depth knowledge of the finance industry, with specializations ranging from asset management and retirement planning to sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investments. The College for Financial Planning is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. More than 160,000 students have graduated from the College’s programs. For more information, visit


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