What does it mean, in practical terms, to become a certified educator in personal finance? Following is an example of how the process works in the real world:
A current volunteer had a true desire to start teaching personal finance to the students at her local university, but had no background in finance or education. When she reached out to her colleagues for direction, she found out that the NFEC offered a training program to become a certified educator in personal finance. This training imparted the knowledge, confidence, and credibility to teach top-grade personal finance lessons.
She graduated from the coursework, and started to conduct outreach on campus to bring personal finance lessons to the university students. After doing a few workshops, she felt compelled to give her initiative a unique brand. She designed a logo and chose trendy colors to represent her effort, and the NFEC labeled all her presentation resources to feature her brand – the organization offers this service to all its graduates.
As her university programming expanded, she also worked on several advocacy efforts the NFEC makes available to all its graduates. She participated in Financial Educators Day, FLEC promotions, and the Halloween Cash for Candy initiative.