CFP Board-Registered Program

Purdue Global's Master of Science in Finance With the Financial Planning Concentration Is a CFP Board-Registered Program.

The Master of Science in Finance with a concentration in financial planning is a CFP Board-Registered Program in financial planning education and meets the specific criteria for educating individuals who wish to fulfill the education component for obtaining CFP® certification.

Individuals who meet CFP Board's education requirement are eligible to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination. Successful completion of the education and examination components completes two of the core prerequisites to obtain CFP® certification.

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Master of Science in Finance Graduates Interested in the CFP® Certification Examination

After successfully completing the Master of Science in Finance program you must register for and complete FP 107: Financial Plan Development, provided by Kaplan Professional, if you wish to meet all education requirements necessary to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.

During FP 107, you will receive instruction on and review sample financial plans based on various case facts. You will then be required to complete a written financial plan, which you will present orally via a video recording.

For detailed information related to obtaining CFP® certification, you may access the CFP Board website located at

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.