The Dalton Review® Guarantee to Pass™

The Dalton Review® Guarantee to Pass™

With The Dalton Review® Guarantee to Pass™, we guarantee you will pass the CFP® exam the first time or we’ll refund 100% of your enrollment costs! Simply score 70% or better on our exam readiness quiz. Students that score 60% or higher on the exam readiness quiz have an 88% pass rate on the CFP® exam and historically half of our students score 60% or higher.

The Dalton Review® Guarantee to Pass™ includes everything in The Dalton Review® plus additional benefits highlighted below.

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The pre-study program is designed to give students the foundational knowledge to prepare them for The Dalton Review®, and ultimately, the CFP® Exam. Students should budget approximately 100-125 hours to complete the pre-study portion of The Dalton Review® which consists of the following:

Pre-Study Booklets

In this section of pre-study, we provide five booklets on the core areas addressed in the CFP® exam. They include:

  • Fundamentals & Insurance
  • Investments
  • Income Tax
  • Retirement & Employee Benefits
  • Estate

The pre-study booklets consist of study notes, practice questions, review questions, released exam questions and exam tips. Students should expect to work through the pre-study booklets prior to attending the review classes.

Instructor Office Hours

Our instructors have assigned office hours in our virtual classroom on Fridays the month preceding the review to answer any student questions. For a complete schedule of our instructor office hours, please go here.

Also includes:

  • 100-question review readiness quiz to evaluate our Guarantee to Pass™ students' collective strengths and weaknesses, with customized supplemental lectures tailored to address those unique strengths and weaknesses.
  • Individual coaching session to outline the study tools and schedule needed to help students make the most efficient use of their time and pass the CFP® exam the first attempt.
  • Digital Flashcards
  • Financial Calculator Essentials Book


Students can take their review class either in our virtual classroom or in a traditional classroom setting.

The virtual classroom sessions are live online with instructors and students communicating in real-time. Students are welcome to attend all of the virtual classroom sessions for a particular review cycle. Students opting to take the traditional classroom review will also have access to the live virtual classroom sessions.

Both virtual and traditional classroom review students will have access to the recorded virtual classroom lectures for playback at any time. All online classes are recorded and available for playback if you are unable to attend the live class.

During the review, instructors will cover the most important topics on the exam. Instructors will lecture on topics and provide example questions, similar to those on the exam, released by the CFP Board.


Students can take the virtual classroom review in any of the available online formats. The traditional classroom review is offered at one of our convenient locations and can be taken over four consecutive days.

To see as schedule of our upcoming virtual classroom review courses, go here.

To see the locations and a schedule of our upcoming traditional classroom review courses, go here.

Exam-Focused Handout Book

Students will review course students will receive an exam-focused handout book that guides them through the review and is the perfect summary for what may be on the exam. The handout book has been designed with the help of instructors that served on the CFP Board of Examiners (now CFP Board's Council on Examinations). All relevant topics are covered and followed by examples of questions that may be on the exam.

Also includes:

There are weekly supplemental lectures based on individual and collective class test results, with diagnostic question/answer analysis.


Post-Review Office Hours

The post-review Q&A lectures are an opportunity to ask any remaining questions from the review and to receive last minute instruction on any topic of the student's choice. The post-review Q&A sessions are held in our virtual classroom and are recorded for playback at a later time.


Once the student completes the pre-study program and review, they will be ready for the testbank. The testbank contains approximately 2,000 multiple-choice questions similar to those on the CFP® Exam. The tests are timed and include logic and concepts with each question – supplying instant feedback. Students have access to the testbank throughout the entire review process and can create custom quizzes by sub-topics to test themselves on their weakest topics.

Also includes:

An individual coaching session, based upon exam readiness results, by a Dalton faculty member to help students with final preparations for the CFP® exam.

Pass Your CFP® Exam, Guaranteed

With our Guarantee to Pass bundle, you will pass CFP® exam — or your money back. You'll also receive digital CFP® exam flashcards, supplemental lectures and individual coaching from some of the top CFP® professionals in the country.

Traditional or Virtual

Choose the best setting for the way you learn, whether that’s traditional, virtual or a combination of both. You’ll get the same quality comprehensive CFP® exam review courses from whatever option you choose, but 100% virtual is convenient if you’d like to earn your CFP® certification from the comfort of your home.

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