Certified Financial Planning Certificate
The noncredit Certified Financial Planning Certificate provides the skills and knowledge necessary for obtaining CFP® Certification. Coursework addresses competencies in financial planning, insurance, investment planning, income tax planning, retirement planning, estate planning, and ethics.
Schedule & Format
On average, students take two courses a term, including the summer, to complete the Certified Financial Planning Certificate in 18 months.
Annual Course Schedule
Bachelor's DegreeIndividuals who have completed an undergraduate degree are invited to apply. College seniors who have met program entry requirements are eligible for admission.
Deadlines Fall: July 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: April 1
Estimated Cost of Certificate$4,865
Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Noncredit tuition rates are adjusted annually.
The UVa Academic Center in Falls Church is located at 7054 Haycock Road, and is easily accessible from I-495, I-66, Route 7, and is adjacent to the West Falls Church Metro (orange line).
Who Should Enroll?
The Certified Financial Planning Certificate is ideal for finance and insurance professionals, attorneys, and career changers with an undergraduate or advanced degree. The certificate program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.