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Annual Course Schedule - Certified Financial Planning


The certificate requires 7 courses which can be completed in 18 months by enrolling in 1 or 2 classes per term. Classes are typically scheduled as follows. Please note that SCPS may cancel, modify, or make substitutions as deemed necessary in any given semester, which may affect the length of time to complete the certificate.  

Fall Term
NCPR 500 Personal Financial Planning (online)
NCPR 504 Retirement Planning

Spring Term
NCPR 500 Personal Financial Planning (online)
NCPR 503 Income Tax Planning
NCPR 505 Estate Planning

Summer Term
NCPR 500 Personal Financial Planning (online)
NCPR 501 Insurance Planning
NCPR 502 Investment Planning

NCPR 506 Capstone: Financial Planning is taken after completion of the first six courses. The Capstone course is offered based on student demand as coursework is completed, but is generally planned for the fall term.

Browse this semester's course offerings or use the SIS Class Search to find classes offered this semester. If you need assistance using the SIS Class Search, instructions are available here.


* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

Faculty Spotlight

By teaching financial planning, I'm giving my students the opportunity to similarly impact their clients’ lives.
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Jim Simos


With decades of experience across multiple industries including commercial real estate and financial planning, Jim’s most impressive credential might be this: of the first 28 students he taught in the SCPS Certified Financial Planning preparatory certificate program, all 28 passed the CFP exam on their first try. Merging his dedication to learning with his aptitude for financial planning, Jim is committed to impacting both the career prospects and financial futures of his students.

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