SELF-PACED STUDY

Get the course materials and study at your own pace for the exam.

What is Self-Paced Study?

Self-Paced Study is the most flexible pathway to earning the AFC Certification. AFC Candidates working through the Self-Paced Study program receive the study materials and prepare for the AFC Exam at their own pace.

Is this Pathway right for me?

The Self-Paced Study is perfect for self-starters, career-changers, and others who want to complete their certification on their own time, at their own pace.

Explore Course Materials

Several course materials are offered to support you on your journey to earning your AFC. Choose which materials work best for your learning style.

A supplementary tool to support your preparation for the AFC® certification examination! The guide is now included with the self-study pathway and available as an add-on for all other pathways. It is designed to guide you through the material, providing you with additional tools and resources to develop your skills, test your comprehension, and put your knowledge into practice!

Let our qualified instructors help you connect the dots between the AFC® core competencies and the application of the material.
AFC® webinar review sessions are designed to give you confidence and clarity as you prepare to sit for the AFC exam.

  • Live instruction and comprehensive review of the material
  • Opportunity to ask questions
  • More connection to study with your peers

Financial Counseling, Personal Finance, Surviving Debt (textbooks).

Certification Pricing

As a future AFC, you are undoubtedly thinking about the cost of certification. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect.

Registration Fee: $50

One-time fee due upfront during registration.

Education Materials: $675 - $1,250

Comes with the AFC® Online Study Guide and includes your choice of study materials. Price varies based on selected materials.

Exam Fee: $730

Fee to take the AFC® Exam. Can be purchased during registration or later.

Ready to Get Started? Choose Your Bundle!

You’ll start by submitting your registration form with payment to the AFCPE® national office. We will process the registration and either mail you your study materials or send you an email with instructions to access online materials. (Please allow 14 business days for shipping and handling.)

You can then study for the examination using the selected study materials.

Pay Exam Fee Later

Pay Exam Fee Upfront

Classic Study Bundle

Most popular option.

$725

$not including exam fee.

Complete Study Bundle

Best overall deal.

$1,300

$not including exam fee.

No Books Bundle

Best for active professionals.

$725

$not including exam fee.

Classic Study Bundle

Most popular option.

$1,455

$including exam fee.

Complete Study Bundle

Best overall deal.

$2,030

$including exam fee.

No Books Bundle

Best for active professionals.

$1,455

$including exam fee.

Education and exam fees are paid separately. Certification registration fee is non-refundable. Please view AFCPE®‘s Refund Policy for more details.

Optional course reviews are available through AFCPE® upon request for $675 and optional study guides are available for $100. Books and materials that ship outside the U.S. will incur a $35 international shipping charge.

The Certification Council does not require, provide, accredit, or endorse any specific study guides, training or review courses, or other examination preparation products. The Certification Council, certification staff, certification committee members, and certification subject matter experts do not have involvement in the creation, accreditation, approval, endorsement or delivery of examination review courses, preparatory materials, educational programs, or training programs/products that prepare candidates for the AFC certification examination.

Ready to Get Started with Self-Paced Study?

You’ll start by submitting your registration form with payment to the AFCPE® national office. We will process the registration and either mail you your study materials or send you an email with instructions to access online materials. (Please allow 14 business days for shipping and handling.)

You can then study for the examination using the selected study materials.

Classic Study Bundle

$ 725
  • AFC Online Study Guide
  • Recommended Textbooks
  • Registration Fee
Popular

Complete Study Bundle

$ 1,300
  • AFC Online Study Guide
  • Recommended Textbooks
  • AFC Webinar Review
  • Registration Fee
Best Deal

No Books Bundle

$ 725
  • AFC Online Study Guide
  • AFC Webinar Review
  • Registration Fee

Education and exam fees are paid separately. Certification registration fee is non-refundable. Please view AFCPE®‘s Refund Policy for more details.

Optional course reviews are available through AFCPE® upon request for $675 and optional study guides are available for $100. Books and materials that ship outside the U.S. will incur a $35 international shipping charge.

The Certification Council does not require, provide, accredit, or endorse any specific study guides, training or review courses, or other examination preparation products. The Certification Council, certification staff, certification committee members, and certification subject matter experts do not have involvement in the creation, accreditation, approval, endorsement or delivery of examination review courses, preparatory materials, educational programs, or training programs/products that prepare candidates for the AFC certification examination.

Not Sure Which Pathway is Best for You? Join our Free Info Session!

Questions about the AFC or choosing a pathway?

Join our Certification Team for a no-pressure, informative session to get all the information you need to make your decision!

Our info sessions are held monthly from 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET. Recordings are available to registered attendees.

Or, send us an email at certification@afcpe.org to discuss your options.

Learn More

Explore Other Pathways

Financial Education Challenge

For those who have completed applicable course work from a regionally-accredited college or university.

Details
Professional Designation Challenge

For those that hold a CFP, CPA, ChFC or CFA.

Details
University Program


For those who have satisfied the educational requirement for the AFC by completing coursework through an AFCPE Registered Education Program.

Details
Distance Learning Program


Designed for working professionals and offering courses that help satisfy the educational requirement to sit for the AFC exam.

Details

Financial Education Challenge

For those who have completed applicable course work from a regionally-accredited college or university.

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