THE ESSENTIALS

Building Knowledge. Enhancing Capacity. Strengthening Communities.

At AFCPE we recognize that budgets and resources might be limited, but your commitment to helping people achieve lasting financial well-being is not. Essentials Courses are online and self-paced to meet you where you are – giving you the tools and resources to make a lasting impact in the lives of those you serve. 

ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING

Building capacity to ensure lasting impact is not one-size-fits-all, but we do have some great suggestions to get you started.

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Begin with Money Management Essentials

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Have an AFC on staff

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Set yourself apart with Essentials training

MORE CAPACITY BUILDING TIPS

Share the Costs

Apply for outside grant funding with other like-minded
community organizations. This allows you to take advantage of group discounts, which saves you money, builds relationships, and expands financial capacity within your local community.

Join AFCPE Membership

You do not need to be certified to become
an AFCPE® Member. Professional Membership is an
affordable way to expand your professional network
and access tools and resources. It also provides an
opportunity for award recognition, which can set you
apart for future funding opportunities.

FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE

Money Management Essentials provides a great first step to certification. It’s affordable, accessible, and it gives you a breadth of financial knowledge. 

Training

Money Management Essentials

Taking you through the essential steps of money management to provide you with a firm financial foundation - for you and those you serve. 
 
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TAKE ALL THE COURSES. COLLECT ALL THE BADGES.

Explore courses that provide you with specialized skills or knowledge to enhance your work with clients. 

Training

Financial Inclusion Essentials

Teaching you the essentials of assisting clients with disabilities and their families as they move towards financial inclusion and well-being.
 
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Training

College Finance Essentials


Teaching you all aspects of college finance, including choosing the right school, the tax benefits of higher education, applying for and paying back student loans, and preparing for a career.

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Training

Military Essentials


Giving
you the tools to better support the unique financial challenges and opportunities of military service members, veterans, and their families.

 
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Training - Coming Soon!

Communication Essentials

Help better serve your clients with this professional development course that teaches the core principles of effective communication including self-awareness, behavior change, and active listening.

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WHICH ESSENTIALS COURSE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Not sure which course (or courses) to choose? Take the quiz below to help you decide! 

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