Certification Center

Become an AFCPE® Approved Education Program

Join top personal finance programs across the country, by becoming an AFCPE Approved Education Program. These programs offer students and/or professionals the opportunity to earn a certification that enhances their degree and marks the highest standard of excellence in the field of financial counseling and education.


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

  • Added value and increased recognition of your excellent programs.

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

  • Provides career-building and mentorship resources to help jump-start a career.


  • 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 development in personal finance, debt management and counseling skills through additional course work or other educational or experiential opportunities.

  • The program supervisor 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:

Register your program below by completing the AFCPE® Approved Education Program application form and submitting the completed form through email to Thomas Duffany.   

Application fee: $200

Register Your Program


Email Thomas Duffany

AFCPE Approved Education Programs: Distance Learning

Personal Finance Program at Texas Tech University

AFCPE Approved Education Programs: University

  • California State University Northridge

  • 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 Alabama

  • University of Florida

  • University of Georgia

  • University of Idaho

  • University of Missouri

  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln

  • University of Utah

  • Utah State University

  • Utah Valley University

AFCPE Student Opportunities

AFCPE is committed to supporting and developing future leaders of our field. You don't need to be an AFCPE Approved Education Program provider to get your students involved with:

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