Note: If the courses and syllabi are the same, multiple programs (e.g. Undergraduate, Graduate, etc.) can be listed on the same AFCPE Registered Education Program Application. Otherwise, separate applications, syllabi, and application fees must be submitted.
*Note: Non-Degree Seeking Programs - AFCPE Registered Education Programs are designed for candidates who: 1) do not want to matriculate into a college or university and 2) want to complete an educational program 100% online. Non-Degree Seeking Program options may offer college credit or may be for professional development purposes (non-credit). Many AFCPE Registered Education Programs have courses that are 100% online but are not considered “non-degree seeking” because students must apply and matriculate into the college/university before entering the program.
Core Curriculum List
College/university coursework within AFCPE Registered Education Programs must address all content areas within the AFC® core competencies. Students cannot become an AFC candidate until they have met the AFC educational requirement through the successful completion of the required courses at their REP (verified by transcript review by AFCPE). Unnecessary courses should not be included below in order to avoid creating barriers for students who want to pursue this opportunity.
To become an AFCPE REP, the following language must be included in the syllabus for each course in your core curriculum:
“This course is part of the core curriculum for the (University/College Name)’s AFCPE Registered Education Program with the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE®). For more information about AFCPE and obtaining your Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) designation through the AFCPE Registered Education Program pathway, please visit www.afcpe.org.”
Please provide information below on the courses that students must take (6 credits minimum) to satisfy the core competencies and be eligible to sit for the AFC certification exam. Please provide a detailed syllabus for each course in this section during application submission.
AFCPE Registered Education Programs are encouraged to have additional curriculum and opportunities that support the development of students pursuing AFC certification. Please list any additional courses that support student development in areas of personal finance, counseling, and/or debt management.
Use the space above to describe other opportunities/programming that support student development in areas of personal finance, counseling, and debt management (e.g., Student Money Management Center, community outreach, involvement with professional associations, etc.). REPs are encouraged to develop partnerships that provide opportunities for students to work toward their 1,000-hour AFC experience requirement.
Program contacts of AFCPE REPs are expected to develop professional relationships with their peers at other colleges and universities. To help foster these relationships, AFCPE may coordinate periodic meetups, either virtual or at the AFCPE Symposium, to encourage networking, sharing ideas, and to discuss the status of AFCPE REPs. Colleges and universities interested in attaining AFCPE REP status commonly request that AFCPE connect them with administrators from current REPs. AFCPE may contact to you make a connection with a prospective REP, request to share your syllabi, etc.