Financial Certifications Overview
For those who are passionate about empowering others with financial knowledge and seek to improve their own abilities as a member of the financial education community – there are financial certifications that can help.
Financial Certifications Available
The NFEC offers three certifications. The Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) course is the prerequisite for all advanced certifications – this coursework can be completed concurrently with either of the advanced certifications below:
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NFEC Finance Certification Programs: CFEI, CFEC & CPFC Requirements
NFEC certification program graduates are among the most qualified to promote and implement financial education programming. To earn the CFEI Certification requires 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for a total of 30 Professional Development Hours (PDH). To earn either the CFEC or CPFC Certification requires 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) / 240 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). To earn both Certifications (CFEC and CPFC) requires a total of 28 CEUs and 280 PDHs.
All CEUs and PDHs are gained through completion of the respective certification course.
NFEC Certified Financial Education Instructors (CFEI) are among the most highly qualified individuals teaching personal finance. The CFEI course requires 30 hours (Professional Development Hours – PDH) of training. (3 Continuing Education Units – CEU)
NFEC Certified Financial Education Consultants (CFEC) are among the most highly qualified individuals to promote and implement financial education programming for organizations. The CFEC course requires 240 hours (Professional Development Hours – PDH) of training and implementation. (24 Continuing Education Units – CEU)
NFEC Certified Personal Finance Consultants (CPFC) are among the most highly qualified individuals to conduct personal financial coaching and to lead group programs. The CPFC course requires 320 hours (Professional Development Hours – PDH) of training and implementation. (32 Continuing Education Units – CEU)
Financial Certifications Enrollment Information
NFEC Certified Consultants are among the most highly qualified educators in the financial education space. They meet the highest industry standards and serve their community by presenting initiatives that improve people’s financial capabilities.
Because the Certifications require personal support and guidance, the NFEC is limiting enrollment. Offered financial certification programs do not require a degree and continuing education credits are available.