Certification Center

Become an AFCPE® Approved Education Program

Join top personal finance programs across the country, by becoming an AFCPE Approved 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:

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  • A deep discount for your students to earn their AFC® certification.

  • Added value and increased recognition of your excellent programs.

  • Represents the highest standards of excellence in the field of financial counseling and education. 

  • Provides career-building and mentorship resources to help jump-start a career.
     

Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • Course work 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 course work 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 or financial counseling or another degree (as approved by AFCPE on a case-by-case basis).


Application Process:

Register your program below by completing the AFCPE® Approved Education Program application form and submitting the completed form through email to Thomas Duffany.   

Application fee: $200

Register Your Program

Questions?

Email Thomas Duffany

AFCPE Approved Education Programs: Distance Learning


Texas Tech University
Personal Finance Program
Major: Certificate Program for Non-Students/Working Professionals
Contact: Jennifer Wilson, (806) 834-2748

AFCPE Approved Education Programs: University


Undergraduate Programs

University of Alabama
Consumer Science
Major: Concentration in Family Financial Planning
Contact: Eve Pentecost, (888) 223-4131

California State University-Northridge
Family and Consumer Science
Major: Consumer Affairs
Contact: Linda Bradley, (818) 677-3023

University of Florida
Family, Youth, and Consumer Sciences
Major: Family, Youth, and Consumer Sciences
Contact: Martie Gillen, (352) 392-0404

University of Georgia
Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics
Major: Financial Planning
Contact: Joe Goetz, (706) 542-2066

University of Idaho
Family and Consumer Science
Major: Family and Consumer Science: Consumer and Community Development
Contact: Nancy Deringer, (208) 885-7264

Iowa State University
Human Development and Family Studies
Major: Financial Counseling and Planning
Contact: Jeanna Nation, (515) 294-8644

University of Missouri
Human Environmental Sciences
Major: Personal Financial Planning
Contact: Marco Pantoja, (573) 884-8389

Kansas State University
Family Studies and Human Services
Major: Personal Financial Planning
Contact: Kristy Archuleta, (785) 532-1474

Montana State University
Health and Human Development
Major: Personal and Consumer Finance
Contact: Deborah Haynes, (406) 994-3282

Texas State University
Family and Consumer Science
Major: Consumer Affairs
Contact: Kimberlee Davis, (512) 245-8489
Personal Financial Planning
Major: Personal Financial Planning
Contact: Jennifer Wilson, (806) 834-2748

University of Utah
Family and Consumer Science
Major: Financial Counseling and Planning
Contact: Ann House, (801) 671-8447

Utah State University
Family, Consumer, and Human Development
Major: Emphasis in Family Finance
Contact: Alena Johnson, (435) 797-1562

Utah Valley University
Personal Financial Planning
Major: Personal Financial Planning
Contact: Ryan Law, (801) 863-5654

Graduate Programs

University of Alabama
Consumer Science
Major: Concentration in Family Financial Planning (MA)
Contact: Eve Pentecost, (888) 223-4131

University of Georgia
Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics
Major: Financial Planning (MS, PhD)
Contact: Joe Goetz, (706) 542-2066

Iowa State University
Family and Consumer Science Human Development and Family Studies
Major: Family Financial Planning (MA)
Contact: Jonathan Fox, (515) 294-6993

Kansas State University
Personal Financial Planning
Major: Family Financial Planning (MA)
Contact: Tierra Dimond, (785) 532-1480

University of Missouri
Personal Financial Planning
Major: Family Financial Planning (MA)
Contact: Deanna Sharpe, (573) 882-9652

Montana State University
Health and Human Development
Major: Family Financial Planning (MA)
Contact: Kimberly Hartman, (406) 994-3284

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
College of Human Sciences
Major: Family Financial Planning (MA)
Contact: Douglas Nelson, (913) 461-7283

North Dakota State University
Human Development and Family Studies
Major: Family Financial Planning (MA)
Contact: Jim Deal, (701) 231-7568

Oklahoma State University
Human Sciences
Major: Family Financial Planning (MA)
Contact: Sissy R. Osteen, PhD, CFP, (405) 744-5360

South Dakota State University
Human Sciences
Major: Family Financial Planning (MA)
Contact: Wookjae Heo, (605) 688-5835

Texas Tech University
Personal Financial Planning
Major: Personal Financial Planning (MA, PhD)
Contact: Jennifer Wilson, (806) 834-274

 

AFCPE Student Opportunities


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