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Looking to advance your career in finance? Consider Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Certification.

Image: Person Financial Planning Digital BadgeEarn a digital badge in Personal Financial Planning while completing the education course requirement for the CFP exam.

The CFP Certification Professional Education Program at the 蜜桃影院 was developed with working professionals in mind. As a CFP Board-Registered Program, we provide comprehensive instruction with an emphasis on quality client service. This is an accelerated graduate level program where you will complete all classes in under a year's time. 

Program Snapshot

  • CFP Board Registered: Seven classes (FP100 - FP700) approved for course education requirement.
  • Two program pathways to choose from:
    • Accelerated program: Starts February 2, 2024 (February - December 2024)
    • Extended program: Starts March 20, 2024 (March 2024 - June 2025)
  • Course materials included in tuition.
  • Tuition: $800/course General Principles through Estate Planning (FP100 - FP600), $850 for Capstone (FP700). Pay-as-you go billing for one class at a time.
  • All Faculty are industry professionals who have earned the CFP credential and can answer questions about content from any class offered.
  • Convenient online live format via a cloud-based virtual platform with a live instructor.
  • Earn a digital badge to highlight academic accomplishment: Personal Financial Planning;  issued to an individual and sharable on your resume and social media.
  • No admissions requirements

Join us for an information session about our 2024 CFP Certificate Programs.

You will hear a short presentation about our program, and be able to talk with our staff and faculty about the CFP certification or specific questions about the classes.

  • Date: Pending (last session Dec. 6th)
  • Click here to register for this session.

Course Schedule: June 2023 - April 2024 (Online Live Program)

Modality: Online at the times listed in the Class Information Schedule. You will attend class online using a cloud-based virtual meeting platform with a live instructor. 

Tuition: $800 per class for General Principles through Estate Planning (FP100 - FP600), $850 for Capstone (FP700); all tuition fees including the course materials; the $195 CFP Board Submission Fee is added to the Capstone (FP700) invoice. Complete program total: $5,845

Class tuition is pay as you go; you pay for a single class at a time.

Registration: Fill out our online registration form by New students can start the program in General Principles or Insurance Planning. Students who have completed classes previously can join for the classes needed to complete their course education requirement. Classes are restricted to 20 students.

Registration Deadlines: 10 days before start date of class.

Class Information:

Classes are four weeks in length with sessions held on Fridays and Saturdays as listed below. Classes FP100 - FP600 have 38 contact hours each, and FP700 has 45 contact hours; total contact hours 273.

  • General Principles (FP100): June 2 - June 24, 2023
    • Week 1: June 2 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & June 3 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 2: June 9 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & June 10 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 3: June 17 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 4: June 24 (8:30a - 3:30p CDT)
  • Insurance Planning (FP200): July 14 - August 5, 2023
    • Week 1: July 14 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & July 15 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 2: July 21 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & July 22 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 3: July 29 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 4: Aug. 5 (8:30a - 3:30p CDT)
  • Investment Planning (FP300): August 25 - September 23, 2023
    • Week 1: Aug. 25 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & Aug. 26 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week skipped for Labor Day.
    • Week 2: Sept. 8 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & Sept. 9 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 3: Sept. 16 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 4: Sept. 23 (8:30a - 3:30p CDT)
  • Psychology & Tax (FP400): October 13 - November 4, 2023
    • Week 1: Oct. 13 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & Oct. 14 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 2: Oct. 20 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & Oct. 21 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 3: Oct. 28 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 4: Nov. 4 (8:30a - 3:30p CDT)
  • Retirement Planning (FP500): January 5 - January 27, 2024
    • Week 1: Jan. 5 (5:30 - 9:30p CST) & Jan. 6 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
    • Week 2: Jan. 12 (5:30 - 9:30p CST) & Jan. 13 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
    • Week 3: Jan. 20 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
    • Week 4: Jan. 27 (8:30a - 3:30p CST)
  • Estate Planning (FP600): February 16 - March 9, 2024
    • Week 1: Feb. 16 (5:30 - 9:30p CST) & Feb. 17 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
    • Week 2: Feb. 23 (5:30 - 9:30p CST) & Feb. 24 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
    • Week 3: Mar. 2 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
    • Week 4: Mar. 9 (8:30a - 3:30p CST)
  • CFP Case Study/Capstone (FP700): April 5 - April 20, 2024
    • Week 1: Apr. 5 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & Apr. 6 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 2: Apr. 12 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & Apr. 13 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 3: Apr. 19 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & Apr. 20 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)

Printable Schedule: Full 2023-2024 schedule available here. (June 2023  - April 2024)

Anticipated Exam Window: Students will be eligible to sit for the July 2024 CFP Exam.

Please click here to read a public disclosure about this program.

Course Schedule: February - December 2024 (Accelerated Program)

to take the first step towards earning your CFP certification!

Modality: Online at the times listed in the Class Information Schedule. You will attend class online using a cloud-based virtual meeting platform with a live instructor. 

Tuition: $800 per class for General Principles through Estate Planning (FP100 - FP600), $850 for Capstone (FP700); all tuition fees including the course materials; the $195 CFP Board Submission Fee is added to the Capstone (FP700) invoice. Complete program total: $5,845

Class tuition is pay as you go; you pay for a single class at a time.

Registration: Fill out our online registration form by New students can start the program in General Principles or Insurance Planning. Students who have completed classes previously can join for the classes needed to complete their course education requirement. Classes are restricted to 20 students.

Registration Deadlines: 10 days before start date of class.

  • General Principles registration deadline: January 26, 2024

Class Information:

Classes are four weeks in length with sessions held on Fridays and Saturdays as listed below. Completion of all seven classes allows you to meet the 273 required education hours to sit for the CFP exam. 

  • General Principles (FP100): February 2 - March 2, 2024
    • Week 1: Feb. 2 (5:30 - 9:30p CST) & Feb. 3 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
    • Week 2: Feb. 9 (5:30 - 9:30p CST) & Feb. 10 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
    • Week 3: Feb. 24 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
    • Week 4: Mar. 2 (8:30a - 3:30p CST)
  • Insurance Planning (FP200): March 22 - April 20, 2024
    • Week 1: Mar. 22 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & Mar. 23 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week skipped for Easter.
    • Week 2: Apr. 5 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & Apr. 6 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 3: Apr. 13 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 4: Apr. 20 (8:30a - 3:30p CDT)
  • Investment Planning (FP300): May 10 - June 8, 2024
    • Week 1: May 10 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & May 11 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 2: May 17 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & May 18 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week skipped for Memorial Day.
    • Week 3: June 1 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 4: June 8 (8:30a - 3:30p CDT)
  • Psychology & Tax (FP400): June 28 - July 27, 2024
    • Week 1: June 28 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & June 29 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week skipped for Independence Day.
    • Week 2: July 12 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & July 13 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 3: July 20 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 4: July 27 (8:30a - 3:30p CDT)
  • Retirement Planning (FP500): August 16 - September 14, 2024
    • Week 1: Aug. 16 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & Aug. 17 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 2: Aug. 23 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & Aug. 24 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week skipped for Labor Day.
    • Week 3: Sept. 7 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 4: Sept. 14 (8:30a - 3:30p CDT)
  • Estate Planning (FP600): October 4 - October 26, 2024
    • Week 1: Oct. 4 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & Oct. 5 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 2: Oct. 11 (5:30 - 9:30p CDT) & Oct. 12 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 3: Oct. 19 (8:30a - 5:30p CDT)
    • Week 4: Oct. 26 (8:30a - 3:30p CDT)
  • CFP Case Study/Capstone (FP700): November 15 - December 7, 2024
    • Week 1: Nov. 15 (5:30 - 9:30p CST) & Nov. 16 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
    • Week 2: Nov. 22 (5:30 - 9:30p CST) & Nov. 23 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
    • Week skipped for Thanksgiving.
    • Week 3: Dec. 6 (5:30 - 9:30p CST) & Dec. 7 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)

Printable Schedule: Printable CFP Class schedule available here. (Feb. - Dec. 2024)

Anticipated Exam Window: Students will be eligible to sit for the March 2025 CFP Exam.

Please click here to read a public disclosure about this program.

Course Schedule: March 2024 - June 2025 (Extended Program)

to take the first step towards earning your CFP certification!

Modality: Online at the times listed in the Class Information Schedule. You will attend class online using a cloud-based virtual meeting platform with a live instructor. 

Tuition: $800 per class for General Principles through Estate Planning (FP100 - FP600), $850 for Capstone (FP700); all tuition fees including the course materials; the $195 CFP Board Submission Fee is added to the Capstone (FP700) invoice. Complete program total: $5,845

Class tuition is pay as you go; you pay for a single class at a time.

Registration: Fill out our online registration form by New students can start the program in General Principles or Insurance Planning. Students who have completed classes previously can join for the classes needed to complete their course education requirement. Classes are restricted to 20 students.

Registration Deadlines: 10 days before start date of class.

  • General Principles registration deadline: March 10, 2024

Class Information:

Classes General Principles through Estate Planning (FP100 - FP600) are eight weeks in length with sessions held on Wednesdays and one Saturdays as listed below. The Capstone class (FP700) is three weeks in length held on Saturdays. Completion of all seven classes allows you to meet the 273 required education hours to sit for the CFP exam. 

  • General Principles (FP100): March 20 - May 11, 2024
    • Week 1: Wednesday, March 20 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 2: Wednesday, March 27 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 3: Wednesday, April 3 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 4: Wednesday, April 10 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 5: Wednesday, April 17 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 6: Wednesday, April 24 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 7: Wednesday, May 1 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 8: Wednesday, May 8 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 9: Saturday, May 11 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
  • Insurance Planning (FP200): May 29 - July 27, 2024
    • Week 1: Wednesday, May 29 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 2: Wednesday, June 5 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 3: Wednesday, June 12 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 4: Wednesday, June 19 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 5: Wednesday, June 26(6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Skips a week for Independence Day.
    • Week 6: Wednesday, July 10 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 7: Wednesday, July 17 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 8: Wednesday, July 24 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 9: Saturday, July 27 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
  • Investment Planning (FP300): August 14 - October 5, 2024
    • Week 1: Wednesday, August 14 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 2: Wednesday, August 21 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 3: Wednesday, August 28 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 4: Wednesday, September 4 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 5: Wednesday, September 11 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 6: Wednesday, September 18 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 7: Wednesday, September 25 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 8: Wednesday, October 2 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 9: Saturday, October 5 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
  • Psychology & Tax (FP400): October 23 - December 14, 2024
    • Week 1: Wednesday, October 23 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 2: Wednesday, October 30 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 3: Wednesday, November 6 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 4: Wednesday, November 13 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 5: Wednesday, November 20 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 6: Tuesday, November 26 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)*
    • Week 7: Wednesday, December 4 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 8: Wednesday, December 11 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 9: Saturday, December 14 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)

*Week 6 moved to Tuesday night so the class will end before the holiday season; this shift allows class to end on December 14 instead of December 21.

  • Retirement Planning (FP500): January 8 - March 1, 2025
    • Week 1: Wednesday, January 8 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 2: Wednesday, January 15 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 3: Wednesday, January 22 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 4: Wednesday, January 29 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 5: Wednesday, February 5 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 6: Wednesday, February 12 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 7: Wednesday, February 19 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 8: Wednesday, February 26 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 9: Saturday, March 1 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
  • Estate Planning (FP600): March 19 - May 10, 2025
    • Week 1: Wednesday, March 19 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 2: Wednesday, March 26 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 3: Wednesday, April 2 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 4: Wednesday, April 9 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 5: Wednesday, April 16 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 6: Wednesday, April 23 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 7: Wednesday, April 30 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 8: Wednesday, May 7 (6:00 - 10:00p CST)
    • Week 9: Saturday, May 10 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
  • CFP Case Study/Capstone (FP700): May 31 - June 14, 2025
    • Week 1: Saturday, May 31 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
    • Week 2: Saturday, June 7 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)
    • Week 3: Saturday, June 14 (8:30a - 5:30p CST)

Printable Schedule: Click here for a printable CFP Class schedule (Mar. 2024 - June 2025)

Anticipated Exam Window: Students will be eligible to sit for the November 2025 CFP Exam.

Please click here to read a public disclosure about this program.

 

Program Pathway Comparisons

  Accelerated Path Extended Path
Classes: 7 Classes (FP100 - FP700) 7 Classes (FP100 - FP700)
Tuition: $800 per class (FP100 - FP600); $850 for Capstone $800 per class (FP100 - FP600); $850 for Capstone
Modality: Online with a live CFP credentialed instructor Online with a live CFP credentialed instructor
Class length:  4-weeks 8-weeks

Class Schedule: (per class)

  • 2 Fridays (5:30-9:30p)
  • 4 Saturdays (8:30a-5:30p)
  • 8 Wednesdays (6:00-10:00p)
  • 1 Saturdays (8:30a-5:30p)
Live Review (recommended): February 2025 October 2025
Test Window: March 2025 November 2025
Program Duration (class start to exam):  13-months 19-months

Attendance Requirement Over Entire Program:

  • 15 Fridays
  • 27 Saturdays
  • 48 Wednesdays
  • 9 Saturdays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuition & Fees

TOTAL PROGRAM COST: $5,845 

The program cost includes $5,650 in tuition and course materials for seven classes (EXE FP100 - EXE FP700) plus the $195 CFP Board Completion Submission Fee. The $195 fee will be billed with the final course (EXE FP700: CFP Capstone). The cost of the exam is not included in our tuition fees.

EDUCATION COURSES

  • $800 per class for General Principles through Estate Planning (FP100 - FP600), $850 for Capstone class.
  • Tuition includes course materials.
  • $5,650 is the total tuition cost for seven classes in the program.

Payment for each class is due a minimum of ten-days prior to the first day of class. 蜜桃影院 bills for one class at a time, unless requested otherwise. 

CFP BOARD'S PER CAPITA FEE: EDUCATION COMPLETION SUBMISSION FEE

Starting in 2023, the CFP Board will charge a $195 Per Capita Fee for every student reported by the school through the education verification system. Registered programs are required to submit completion of the coursework requirement through their  education verification system for any student who has successfully completed the full registered program through their institution. This is a pass through fee which the University will collect and pay to the CFP Board.

The $195 Per Capita Fee will be charged to all students who are completing the program. This fee will be added to the Capstone (EXE FP700) course invoice. The fee must be paid before the University can submit your coursework requirement to the CFP Board. 

Exceptions: Students will not be charged the Per Capita Fee when:

  • Student complete only the Capstone course. Students must self-report to CFP Board.
  • Students who attend multiple registered programs must self-report course completion certificates/transcripts to the CFP Board.

Digital Badge: Personal Financial Planning

Digital badge image - personal financial planningStudents who successfully complete the entire accelerated graduate level program (classes FP100 鈥 FP700) will earn the Personal Financial Planning Certificate digital badge. This badge is issued by the 蜜桃影院.

Earners of this badge understand how to approach personal finances ethically and holistically, including all aspects of financial planning; including general principles of financial planning, ethical and professional conduct, personal risk management with insurance planning, retirement strategies which including savings, investments, and income planning, income tax planning, estate management, and most importantly how to bring these elements together into a comprehensive and actionable  road map for their clients. Badge earners have shown they are experts in all aspects personal financial planning.

How to earn: Successfully complete all seven classes (FP100 - FP700) including all assignments, tests, and final exam; create and present a financial plan; attend 273 hours of instructor led training.

This badge shows students have successfully completed a CFP Board registered program.

What is a digital badge?

More advanced than a certificate, a digital badge is a micro-credential that contains detailed information about the learning experience and the knowledge gained.  It is shareable across the Internet, including LinkedIn, on a personal resume or CV. Each badge comes with searchable meta-data linked to an individual and the earned badge, and your accomplishment can be verified and recognized internationally by employers and hiring managers.

How to Earn the Digital Badge:

Completion of this program allows students to earn the Certificate in Financial Planning, and the student鈥檚 completion is also submitted to the CFP Board as verification the student has completed a CFP Board approved and registered program. This education verification completes one of the criteria a student must meet to sit for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER鈩 exam. 

Students with prior coursework from other institutions can still earn this certificate. 蜜桃影院 requires a student to complete five of the seven classes within our program, which includes FP700 (CFP Case Study/Capstone). Please note: Students with prior coursework from other registered programs can earn the badge; however, they are required to submit their own education coursework completion to the CFP Board themselves.

蜜桃影院 does not issue the CFP certification. 

Why Become a CFP庐 Certified Professional? 

The CFP Board has conducted surveys with CFP certified professionals and investors highlighting the value of certification in the field of finance. on the value of the CFP certification.

Student Responsibilities

Student success requires effort and participation. This program has been designed to minimize the amount of 'outside of classroom' work to a few hours each week. To prepare for the classes each week we require the following: 

  1. Outside of classroom work:
    1. Pre-reading: We require our students to pre-read the assigned textbook before each class. This takes approximately 2-hours a week outside of the classroom. 
    2. Build a Client assignment.
    3. Study for final exam.
  2. Bring your textbook, Zahn workbook, and calculator to class each week.
  3. Attendance is mandatory; this program requires you to be in class each week, participate in discussions, group assignments, and quizzes. Missing class sometimes happens, and we have a process to help make up missed class time. Details are found in your syllabus. 

Scholarship Opportunities

was created to help individuals pursuing their CFP certification. 蜜桃影院 has no affiliation with any of these scholarship opportunities, the information is provided as a resource to our students.

Link to scholarship webpage:

CFP Course Descriptions

The program curriculum consists of six required courses and one Capstone review course that delivers information about areas in financial planning for both beginning and established practitioners.

Required courses in 蜜桃影院's certificate program include:

  • FP100: General Principles

This course is designed to introduce students to the financial planning process. The course focuses on the general principles required to become a successful financial planner which include the ethics of the profession as well as the knowledge and skills required to prepare a financial plan. 

  • FP200: Insurance Planning

This course is designed to acquaint students with the principles of risk management and various types of insurance including casualty, fire, health, life, auto, home, disability. The principles taught prepare students to identify a client's risk exposure and select appropriate risk management techniques. 

  • FP300: Investment Planning

This course introduces the wide variety of investment vehicles that may be included in a client's portfolio. Topics include client assessment, tax considerations, economic factors, valuation methods, asset allocation techniques, portfolio performance evaluation, and more.

  • FP400: Psychology & Tax

This course emphasizes the fundamentals of individual income taxation, the tax implications of various types of businesses, tax-advantaged investments, employee compensation issues and planning, alternative minimum tax, tax traps, and more.

  • FP500: Retirement Planning

This course provides a complete overview of retirement planning including retirement savings need analysis, qualified retirement plan design, Social Security, Medicare, and more. In addition, group life, health, and disability insurance; non-qualified deferred compensation; and other commonly provided employee benefits are examined.

  • FP600: Estate Planning

This course covers planning and managing federal estate and gift tax planning and opportunities. The perspectives of a variety of parties are considered including heirs, fiduciaries, estates, trusts, beneficiaries, donors, and donees. Topics include asset valuation, estate tax deductions, exemptions and credits. Significant time is given to the transfer of amount at death and the dispositive tools available to clients.

  • FP700: CFP Case Study/Capstone

This course builds upon the material in the above courses. Emphasis is on the applications of financial planning concepts in an integrated planning environment. This "capstone-like" course utilizes case studies and mini-cases to tie together the various discipline studied in the individual prior courses into a comprehensive financial planning process. 

Course Materials

  • All course registration fees include a National Underwriter Tools & Techniques textbook and an additional Zahn workbook.
  • A financial calculator is also required for class and it is the responsibility of the student to provide their own calculator.
  • Students will need to have a camera, microphone, and means to attend class virtually.

Instructors

Sean Britt, CFPSean Britt, CFP, CLU

Sean joined the financial services industry in 2012 at Fidelity Investments and then went on to work at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor working with families and then spent some time at JPMorgan coaching and developing other Financial Advisors. In 2019, Sean moved to Charles Schwab as a Planning Consultant where he works with clients as a financial planner helping clients prioritize their goals, creating a plan for reaching them, and providing portfolio recommendations.

Sean holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER鈩 (CFP) certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., and holds the Series 7 and 66 FINRA registrations as well as his Texas life, health and variable annuity insurance licenses. He is a graduate of Midwestern State University, with a BBA degree in Finance.

Sean is a native Texan, who, in his spare time, enjoys traveling with his wife, Kati. In addition to traveling, they enjoy spending time with family and their 3 pets. Sean is an adjunct faculty member at the 蜜桃影院.


Rodney Jarrell, CPA, CFPRodney Jarrell, MBA, CPA, CFP

Rodney Jarrell, CPA, CFP, IAR is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER鈩 professional with Lakeview Financial Solutions and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1981. After spending many years in the financial industry where he helped hundreds of people with their life plan, he moved into the retirement and college planning industry. Rodney became interested in retirement planning when more and more of his college planning clients started asking for help with their retirement plans. With diligent analysis and research he has helped many families navigate their way through the minefield of retirement planning.

Rodney Jarrell has both a Bachelor鈥檚 degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He has been married to his wife Janice for 46 years and has two children and one grandson. His daughter Kirsten is a Doctor of Audiology in Rowlett and his son Mark is an Integration Architect in Austin.

Rodney is an adjunct faculty member at the 蜜桃影院 and an FPA member of Dallas/Fort Worth.


Stephen Stetz, CFPStephen Stetz, MS, MBA, CFP

Steve was born in Kansas and lived in Oklahoma before moving to Texas in 1992. He has worked for a leading financial services firm since 2011 where his goal is to empower and educate his clients. His current role focuses on fee based discretionary managed accounts. He partners with clients each day to help them determine an appropriate asset allocation for their investment portfolios, as well as create and sustain successful financial plans. Throughout his career in financial services, he has been consistently recognized for his performance and leadership. He has also served as a mentor to newer representatives where he helped his peers succeed in their role and increase their knowledge of the financial markets.

Steve became a CFP professional in July 2014. Along with his certification he also holds the FINRA 7, 63, Texas Life & Health, and Texas Property & Casualty insurance licenses. He received a B.B.A. in Management in 2005 from Texas Tech University. After working for 3 years, he went back to attend graduate school in August of 2008 where he received an MBA and a Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning graduating in December 2010. 

He and his wife, Allison, have been married since 2007 and have 2 amazing sons, Mason and Jackson. Outside of work, Steve enjoys spending time with his family and attending their children鈥檚 many activities including baseball, soccer, and Cub Scouts.

Steve is an adjunct faculty member at the 蜜桃影院 and teaches Live Review classes around the US.


Brandon Truitt, CFPBrandon Truitt, CFP

Brandon worked at Fidelity Investments for 14 years in a variety of leadership roles focusing on workplace benefits and financial plan delivery. During his tenure there he helped launch their executive compensation group, workplace guidance department, and was in charge of operational execution for over 300 financial planning professionals. These teams address a myriad of investment issues specializing in employee benefits like DC plans, DB plans, investing products, accounts, and services. In addition to the CFP designation, Brandon also holds the MPAS and CRPC designations. 

Brandon currently teaches in Dallas, but grew up in Austin, Texas. He attended McNeil High School as was recognized as a National Merit Scholar, National AP Scholar, and graduated top ten in his class. He earned his undergraduate degree studying English and Philosophy from Texas A&M University. There, he was recognized as a University Scholar and Lechner Scholar by the honor's department. Brandon also holds a Master's of Science in Personal Financial Planning. 

In his spare time Brandon is a member of the Dallas Fort Worth FPA chapter and likes to read, write, play tennis, and work on home improvement projects. He currently teaches live review classes and offers tutoring.

Brandon is an adjunct faculty member at the 蜜桃影院 and teaches Live Review classes around the US. Brandon is a member of FPA Dallas/Fort Worth. 

Why our program?

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  • Digital Badge & Recognition: Earn a Personal Financial Planning Certificate  and digital badge issued by 蜜桃影院. Students who successfully complete our entire program (FP100 - FP700) will be issued a certificate and digital badge. 
  • Class Structure & Size: Small class size (limited to 20 students) for personalized interactions. CFP Board Registered education program which meets the 273 needed education hours.
  • Faculty Credentials & Support: Our faculty is comprised of financial services professionals with CFP certification. This allows for more time and interaction with CFP professionals who mentor students throughout the classes and application process. 
  • Two Program Pathways:
    • We offer an accelerated path format for quicker attainment of the CFP  designation; completion of education class requirement in under a year. Each class is four-weeks in length (6 sessions) with a Friday/Saturday class schedule. Program duration (class start to exam): 13-months
    • We offer an extended path format for a longer period of time to go through the curriculum. Each class is 8 weeks in length (9 sessions) with classes meeting on Wednesdays + one Saturday. Capstone meets for three consecutive Saturdays. Program duration (class start to exam): 16-months
  • Course Materials: Our program uses Zahn course materials which are reviewed and updated yearly. They include multiple case studies per class, quizzes, Build a Client assignments, and a final exam. Course materials are included in tuition, and include a Tools & Techniques textbook, Zahn workbook, and extensive case studies.
  • Learning Format: Convenient online learning with interactive Online Live session with a live CFP certified instructor.

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Contact 蜜桃影院

For more information on the program please contact Jennifer Howard via email or 972-721-5299.

News

Andrew Ellison, current director of the St. Ambrose Center for Catholic Liberal Education and Culture, will move to a new role on March 1.

Students of local Catholic schools are eligible for automatic admission through the Crusader Promise.

Nancy Cain Marcus, MA 鈥00 PhD 鈥03, previously served as United States Ambassador and Public Delegate to the United Nations.