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    10-12 MONTHS

    CFP® Certification Education Course

    Fulfill the coursework requirement with this CFP® Board Registered Program.

    4-6 WEEKS

    CFP® Certification Capstone Course

    Fulfill the coursework requirement faster with the Accelerated Path if you have one of the eight qualifications.

    Elevate your financial planning career

    Pepperdine Graziadio Business School is one of the most esteemed schools in the west and recognized globally as an institution of remarkable integrity. The school is highly ranked for its academic excellence, student success, and renown in the business and financial worlds. Make your resume stand out by joining the Pepperdine family today.

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    Why choose Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

    Pepperdine Graziadio Business School is widely recognized as an institution that produces accomplished graduates from its programs. Together with Dalton Education, our CFP® certification program consists of the highest-quality education and exam prep with the same level of excellence you can expect from our on-campus programs. Students who successfully complete our program go on to pass the CFP® exam at significantly higher pass rates than the national average.

    #1 in CFP® certification

    With pass rates that exceed the national average, Dalton’s CFP® certification programs ensure that success is achievable for everyone.

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    Qualified Instructors

    Our instructors are highly experienced financial planning professionals and educators, with expert knowledge in all CFP® exam topic areas.

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    Highest Quality Content

    Our comprehensive curriculum is carefully designed with input from top CFP® professionals and is used in 200 university classrooms.

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    High Pass Rates

    With pass rates significantly above the national average, we guarantee you’ll pass - or your money back.

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    Top University Partners

    We partner with 17 elite universities to give you more choices.

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    Flexible Study Options

    Choose the best program for you, with self-paced, instructor-led, online, and in-person options.

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    Personalized Support

    Get the help you need every step of the way from our expert instructors and program advisors.

    Our leaders, instructors, and team

    At Dalton, we've brought together a team of highly effective, respected, and skilled professionals to develop and deliver our content and instruction.


    Competitive Edge


    of CFP® professionals say they have a competitive edge over other financial advisors.



    of CFP® professionals believe certification gives them more credibility in the eyes of their clients.



    of CFP® professionals say they are satisfied with their decision to pursue certification.

    Talk to a CFP advisor today.

    Our advisors are your go-to for everything CFP®. Need course recommendations? Extend a course? We've got you covered.

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