Financial Educator Standards

The NFEC has developed financial educator standards that define the knowledge and skill sets that qualify individuals to teach personal finance – The Framework for Teaching Personal Finance. The objective is to provide both new and experienced certified financial educators with a clear framework to identify areas within which they should demonstrate competence in order to deliver effective personal finance education.

The National Standards are the first and only criteria designed for financial education instructors. The standards were developed by the NFEC’s Financial Education Curriculum Advisory Board comprised of educators, personal finance experts, and financial professionals. Educators who meet the criteria have demonstrated ability to teach personal finance effectively.

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The National Standards were created to provide a framework for those with a desire to teach personal finance, Certified Financial Education Instructors, and certified financial educators from other organizations who seek to measure instructor capabilities. Compliance with the National Financial Educator Standards does not require participants to complete courses offered by the NFEC.  However, graduation of NFEC-approved coursework is mandated to receive the Certified Financial Education Instructor designation.

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