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FPSC-Approved Capstone Course

Prospective CFP® professionals complete an FPSC-Approved Capstone Course prior to writing the CFP examination. The course is also eligible for 24 credits (the equivalent of two years) of Continuing Education requirements for FPSC Level 1® Certificants in Financial Planning and for CFP professionals certified before July 2010. The Capstone Course includes the completion of a comprehensive financial plan based on an FPSC-developed case study, which demonstrates that candidates can apply and integrate technical knowledge across Core Curriculum courses. 

Become an FPSC-Approved Capstone Course Provider

Educators wishing to be considered as Capstone Course providers must ensure that all aspects of the

Competency Profile are covered, with emphasis on the fundamental financial planning practices, integration of financial planning areas and professional skills. As well, each student must prepare and submit an independent financial plan based on an FPSC case study as one element of the course assessment. Applications for approval must also adhere to the Educator Guidelines for FPSC-Approved Capstone Courses

To learn more about FPSC’s requirements and the application process, please contact Kelly Becken, Education Consultant

For a list of current FPSC-Approved Core Curriculum providers please visit the Directory of FPSC-Approved Capstone Course Providers

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Continuing education providers can log in to their FPSC Portal here.


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