Become a Certified Financial Planner Today


The Certified Financial Planning® designation is only awarded to professionals who meet an incredibly rigorous set of requirements. The certification, noted as exemplifying the highest standard of personal financial planning and advice, is the gold standard for financial consultants. To become a certified financial planner, one must also demonstrate a mastery of personal and corporate finance, investing, insurance, banking and more. Across these sectors, a CFP® must also understand the nuanced financial decisions for each party (such as paying for college, saving for retirement, tax planning, corporate audit preparation, etc.).

Eastern New Mexico University offers students an incredibly affordable opportunity to become a certified financial planner in as little as two years. ENMU’s financial planning certificate program is a comprehensive 21 credit program designed to prepare students to sit for the Certified Financial Planning® examination. The curriculum includes courses on estate planning, tax planning, investment principles, personal finance, risk management, financial planning, and retirement planning.

The PFP certificate program is available as an emphasis for existing undergraduate students, a certificate program, and as a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences concentration area. Financial aid is available for prospective students in the form of grants, loans, and the College of Business at ENMU specifically offers 29 scholarships for their programs to current students. Visit the ENMU website for more information on the financial planning certificate program or the other programs offered by the ENMU College of Business.

ENMU has a mission is to combine a traditional learning environment with 21st century technology to provide a rich educational experience with excellent teaching and active learning. ENMU emphasizes liberal learning, freedom of inquiry, cultural diversity and whole student life. With affordable tuition, evening classes as well as select online courses, ENMU offers an education that fits your lifestyle and puts your career goals within reach. Visit the ENMU website to learn more about Eastern New Mexico University.


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