FDU’s Financial Planning Program is a six course, 14-16 month program and is the oldest and largest university-based program in New Jersey registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.
The financial world is becoming more complex and sophisticated with each passing year. As the industry changes, demand continues to increase for qualified professionals in the field who can turn their knowledge and expertise into sound and effective financial planning advice.
According to the Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook, employment opportunity for personal financial advisors is expected to grow "faster than average" through 2018. " Financial advisors who have the CFP® Certification are expected to have the best opportunity "
In recognition of this demand, and in the pursuit of excellence, Fairleigh Dickinson University has developed a comprehensive non-credit Certificate Program in Financial Planning. The program is based on the guidelines established by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. and is registered with CFP Board.
The CFP® certification is the most widely recognized credential in the field for high quality standards and ethical practices. It has, in fact, become the national standard of professionalism for financial planners.
Graduates of FDU's program are awarded a Certificate of Completion in Financial Planning from the University. The program also is registered with CFP Board to make students eligible to apply to sit for the comprehensive CFP® Certification Examination.
FDU does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM and CFP (with flame logo)® certification marks. CFP certification is granted only by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to those persons who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience and examination requirements.
CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM and federally registered CFP(with flame logo)® are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.
As a result, today's consumers are increasingly seeking financial planners who have distinguished themselves by earning this professional credit.
FDU's Financial Planning Program will elevate the financial skills and career options of professionals practicing in the financial services industry, including:
Participants can look forward to acquiring a wide range of proficiencies essential for success in the financial planning field.
1. Attractive and Easy-to-Reach Campus Locations
The Financial Planning Program is offered on Fairleigh Dickinson University's two northern New Jersey Campuses:
The program is also offered once a year in the Red Bank Area, Jersey City Financial District, New Brunswick, Princeton, Mount Laurel and Wayne.
2. Convenient Class Times
Classes offered through FDU's Financial Planning Program are designed to meet the educational needs of practicing professionals without interruption of their full-time work schedules. Classes meet once per week for a three hour period. It takes approximately 14-16 months to complete the program.
3. Instruction by Accomplished Professionals
An experienced faculty of CFP® professionals, MBAs, CPAs and attorneys encourage students to have a thorough understanding of the course content and then to use this knowledge effectively in their professions and in preparation for the CFP® Certification Examination.
4. Certificate of Completion in Financial Planning
A Certificate of Completion in Financial Planning is awarded to graduates at Fairleigh Dickinson University upon successful completion of the program's required courses and fulfillment of all financial and administrative obligations to the University.
The Fall program begins the week of September 30 in Madison, Hackensack, New Brunswick, Red Bank and Wayne.
Open houses will be scheduled in August and September in all locations.