Which CFP® Program is Right for You?

Choose the option that works best with your learning style.

Self-Paced Online CFP® Program

The James Madison University Online Self-Paced Program is our CFP Board-registered educational program.

The program is delivered through our online, interactive education platform and provides for maximum flexibility and enhanced learning.

Successful completion of all seven courses meets the educational requirements (a bachelor’s degree in any subject is also required) for achieving CFP® certification.

The 7 courses in the program are listed below. Click on each for an overview.

Looking for more help from a Instructor?
Check out our Instructor-Led Program

Instructor-Led Online CFP® Program

The Online Instructor-Led Program is an ADD-ON to the Self-Paced Program. It combines the best of both worlds.

You will receive our extensive CFP Board-registered, Self-Paced Program, combined with a biweekly online session with a live instructor who will lead you through all the complex topics you’ve been studying.

Your instructor will use widely-used web conferencing technology to lead you through assigned lessons from the Self-Paced Program coursework.

Key Features:

  • All sessions are archived and available for future viewing
  • Access to most current recorded version of ALL sessions
  • Archived sessions available for download
  • Ask questions of the instructor
  • Learn how topics are applied on the CFP® Exam
  • Reinforce retention of key topics
  • Work through practice questions

Next Session

Start Date: January 12, 2023

End Date: November 16, 2023
(Designed to have you prepared for the March 2024 CFP® Exam.)

Meeting Frequency:
Biweekly sessions, 7pm – 9pm EST

Class Schedule:
To download, click here

Still not sure who to choose for your CFP® Certification?

Learn more about what sets our program apart from other programs you may have heard about.


CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ are certification marks owned by Certified Financial Board of Standards Inc. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.