Certification Center

Become an AFCPE® Approved University Program


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  • Enhancing your students’ degree with AFC® certification.

  • A deep discount for your students to earn their AFC® certification.

  • Added value and increased recognition of your excellent programs.

  • Representing the highest standards of excellence in the field of financial counseling and education. 

  • Preparing students to guide clients through a holistic counseling framework of life-cycle financial education.

  • Career-building and mentorship resources to help students jump-start their career.

  • Reduced student rates for AFCPE® membership — only $35 per year.


  • Programs must be housed within post-secondary institutions accredited by one of the six regional accrediting agencies recognized by the Department of Education, and all coursework should be, at a minimum, at an undergraduate level of study.

  • Course work must cover subject areas that correspond to the core competencies required to sit for the AFC certification exam. A minimum of six credit hours is required to satisfy this requirement.

  • The required curriculum should be within a program that supports student development in personal finance, debt management and counseling skills through additional course work or other educational or experiential opportunities.

  • The university supervisor, a faculty member of the university, must be an AFC professional in good standing, or must have a graduate degree in financial planning or financial counseling or another degree (as approved by AFCPE on a case-by-case basis).

Application Process:

Application fee: $200

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AFCPE Approved University Programs

Iowa State University
Kansas State University
Montana State University
Montana State University (Bozeman Campus)
North Dakota State University
Oklahoma State University
South Dakota State University
Texas Tech University
Texas State University
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Idaho
University of Missouri
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Utah State University
Utah Valley University

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