Certified Financial Education Instructor – Financial Literacy Certification (CFEI)
Because each person has his or her own preexisting financial habits, relationship with money, and current financial situation, teaching personal finance is a unique subject that requires specialized expertise to teach effectively.
Qualified financial educators form the cornerstone of any personal finance program. Effective educators help learners achieve better outcomes than less-qualified instructors. Programs taught by instructors with strong credentials are more credible and have far greater impact.
The CFEI coursework meets standards for the highest academic rigor while providing practical financial education knowledge. Graduates possess the skills and teaching techniques that help them motivate, engage, educate, and move participants of all ages to take positive financial action.
The CFEI course requires successful completion of the exam after approximately 40 hours of training (4 Continuing Education Units – CEU). You may test out of parts of the training.
The topics covered range from personal finance content to psychology and educational principles. You will participate in active virtual training and develop your teaching style and overall program design as you complete the course.
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Receive all the training and resources you need to earn your Certified Financial Education Instructor credentials. During the training you will participate in comprehensive lessons and activities that improve your capabilities as a financial education instructor delivered through:
The Certification exam is delivered online and you must pass the final exam with a score of 75% or higher. If you do not pass the first time, you may take the exam again. Upon graduation you receive:
At the NFEC we have a vested interest in the success of our graduates. We provide support to help you plan and build out your financial literacy initiative – including funding, business aspects, programming options, and all aspects of program development. You receive:
To highlight your accomplishments, help you raise awareness, and garner funding for your program, the NFEC provides an awareness package that builds your reputation as a qualified financial educator. Get exposure to our website visitors (50,000+ monthly page views) and highlight your role as a financial education advocate with these complimentary resources: