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Start your journey toward a career as a financial planner, investment adviser, or money manager by earning a Financial Planning Certificate from GGU. The certificate program meets the educational requirement of the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP™) designation. Students can continue at GGU and earn the Master of Science in Financial Planning with as few as three additional courses. GGU offers a 100% online option to accommodate students with busy lives.

  • Become an effective change agent in this growing, well-paid profession.
  • Prepare for the CFP®.
  • Learn from instructors from powerful Bay Area financial institutions.
  • Apply credits towards a Master's in Financial Planning or an MBA.
  • No GRE or GMAT required.
* Tuition rate contingent on verified FPA membership. If not a member, regular $1,090 unit price remains.


  • Minimum education: Bachelor's degree
  • Prerequisite courses: None
  • Student status: May not be currently enrolled in a GGU degree or certificate program and may not have been enrolled in a GGU graduate degree or certificate program during the previous 12 month period.
  • Residency: F or J Visa holders are not eligible.

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