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Certified for success.

Financial planners are increasingly in demand as Americans seek advisers to help manage their income, assets, and debts. The Family Financial Planning 18-credit certificate equips you for a career serving individuals, families, and small businesses. Upon completion, you will be qualified to sit for the Certified Financial Planner® Certification Examination. Set your own direction while enhancing your personal finance knowledge.

SDSU's Family Financial Planning certificate program is the first and only CFP® Board-Registered program in the state. Only graduates of CFP® Board-Registered programs are eligible to take the certification examination.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have strong communication skills (written, oral and interpersonal)
  • Enjoy working with numbers
  • Are an analytical thinker
  • Are inquisitive by nature
  • Like to solve problems

Career Opportunities

  • Financial analyst
  • Financial consultant
  • Financial planner
  • Estate planner
  • Retirement planner
  • Insurance specialist
  • Real estate agent