Join top personal finance programs across the country by becoming an AFCPE® Registered Education Program.

These programs offer students and/or professionals the opportunity to earn a certification that enhances their degree and marks the highest standard of excellence in the field of financial counseling and education.


Benefits:

  • Added value and increased recognition of your excellent programs.
  • Provides students the opportunity to participate in the AFCPE Knowledge Bowl.
  • Offers a streamlined way for your students to earn their AFC® certification. Students meet the AFC educational requirements for certification through coursework that has been aligned with the AFC Core Competencies.
  • Students studying full-time at the undergraduate (at least 12 credits), graduate (at least 9 credits), or PhD (at least 3 credits) level, are eligible to receive 50% off the AFC® exam.
  • AFCPE Registered Education Program students studying at the part-time level are eligible to receive 50% off the AFC® exam by applying for the Registered Education Program Part-Time Student Exam Scholarship. This scholarship program is funded by the AFCPE Strategic Impact Fund.

 

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. 

Qualifications for becoming an AFCPE® Registered Education Program

  • Programs must be housed within post-secondary institutions accredited by one of the six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the Department of Education, and all coursework should be, at a minimum, at an undergraduate level of study.
  • Coursework must cover subject areas that correspond to the core competencies required to sit for the AFC® certification exam. A minimum of six credit hours is required to satisfy this requirement.
  • The required curriculum should be within a program that supports development in personal finance, debt management and counseling skills through additional coursework or other educational or experiential opportunities.
  • The program supervisor must be an AFC® professional in good standing, or must have a graduate degree in financial planning, financial counseling, or another relevant degree.

Application Process

Register your program by contacting the AFCPE Education Team and completing the AFCPE® Registered Education Program application form. For additional information email  the AFCPE Education Department.

Questions? Contact AFCPE at 614-368-1055 or email the AFCPE Education Department.

Degree Seeking Programs

Undergraduate

University of Alabama
Consumer Science 
Major: Concentration in Family Financial Planning

California State University-Northridge 
Family and Consumer Science
Major: Consumer Affairs

California University Long Beach 
Family and Consumer Science
Major: Consumer Affairs

California University of Pennsylvania 
Business Administration
Major: Finance

Central Washington University
Center for Financial Planning & Well Being (CFPW)
Major: Personal Financial Planning

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College 
Finance
Major: Finance Degree or Banking and Financial Services Certificate

Bellevue University
College  of Business
Major: Financial Planning (BS/MS) or Financial Counseling Concentration (BSBA/BSF/MBA)

University of Florida 
Family, Youth, and Community Sciences
Major: Family, Youth, and Community Sciences

University of Georgia
Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics
Major: Financial Planning

Iowa State University 
Human Development and Family Studies
Major: Financial Counseling and Planning

Kansas State University
Personal Financial Planning
Major: Personal Financial Planning

University of Kentucky
Family Sciences
Major: Consumer Economics and Family Financial Counseling

University of Minnesota
Family Social Science
Major: Family Financial Studies

University of Missouri
Human Environmental Sciences
Major: Personal Financial Planning

Montana State University 
Health and Human Development 
Major: Personal and Consumer Finance

North Dakota State University 
Human Development and Family Science
Major: Human Development and Family Science (B.S. or Undergraduate Certificate)

The Ohio State University
Human Sciences
Major: Consumer and Family Financial Services

Park University 
School of Business
Major: Management or Business Administration (Concentration in Financial Planning)

University of Rhode Island
Health Sciences
Major: Human Development and Family Studies, (Concentration in Family Finance)

South Dakota State University
Consumer Sciences
Major: Consumer Affairs (Specialization in Family Financial Management) and Financial Counseling Minor

 

Spalding University
Business
Major: Business (Concentration in Financial Planning)

Texas State University
Family and Consumer Science
Major: Consumer Affairs

Texas Tech University
Personal Financial Planning
Major: Personal Financial Planning

University of Utah 
Family and Consumer Science 
Major: Financial Counseling and Planning

Utah State University 
Family, Consumer, and Human Development
Major: Emphasis in Family Finance

Utah Valley University 
Personal Financial Planning
Major: Personal Financial Planning

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Human Ecology
Major: Personal Finance

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University     Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Major: Consumer Studies

Washington State University
Carson College of Business


Degree Seeking Programs

Graduate

The American College 
Master of Science in Financial Planning

California Lutheran University 
Financial Planning Program, School of Management
Major: Financial Planning (MS, MBA)

University of Alabama 
Consumer Science 
Major: Concentration in Family Financial Planning (MA)

University of Georgia
Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics
Major: Financial Planning (MS, PhD)

Iowa State University
Family and Consumer Science Human Development and Family Studies
Major: Family Financial Planning (MS or Graduate Certificate)

Kansas State University
Personal Financial Planning
Major: Family Financial Planning (MS)

University of Missouri
Personal Financial Planning
Major: 
Family Financial Planning (MS)

Montana State University 
Health and Human Development 
Major: Family Financial Planning (MS)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
College of Human Sciences
Major: Family Financial Planning (MS)

Regent University School of Law
Major:
Master of Arts in Financial Planning and Law (MA)

North Dakota State University
Human Development and Family Science
Major: Family Financial Planning (MS or Graduate Certificate)

Oklahoma State University 
Human Sciences 
Major: Family Financial Planning (MS or Graduate Certificate)

South Dakota State University 
Human Sciences
Major: Family Financial Planning (MS or Graduate Certificate)

Spalding University
Business
Major: Financial Planning (Post-Bachelor’s Certificate)

Texas Tech University
Personal Financial Planning
Major: Personal Financial Planning (MS, PhD)


Non-degree Seeking Programs

AFCPE Registered Education Distance Learning Programs are designed for individuals who want to meet the AFC educational requirements through a reputable college or university, but are not interested in matriculating into an institution in the pursuit of a degree. Coursework is 100% online.

Metropolitan Community College
Applied Finance Institute
Major: Financial Counseling Certificate (for credit)

Park University
School of Business
Major: Financial Counseling Program (for credit)

AFCPE® Student Opportunities

AFCPE is committed to supporting and developing future leaders of our field. You don’t need to be an AFCPE Registered Education Program provider to get your students involved! 

AFCPE University Student Membership

AFCPE Membership is a great starting point for students interested in personal finance, financial counseling, and financial education. Membership also gives students interested in pursuing their AFC certification $50 off their registration!

AFCPE also provides other opportunities for students, including:

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