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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.

    Enriching lives and careers for more than 60 years

    The University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies has been serving adult students and working professionals since 1962 and has more than 5,000 alumni. Our values include Care, Collaboration, Diversity, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Learning and Responsiveness.

    More than a list of words, our values collectively build and support a culture focused on transformation, collaboration, communication and diversity.

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    Why choose Richmond?

    SPCS embraces the liberal arts tradition to provide exemplary educational experiences for our students so that students get the best of high level theoretical insights from the cutting edge of their fields of study, while simultaneously understanding the real-world implications and practical application ideas to the professional setting and to their own lives as lifelong learners.

    In our increasingly intensifying globalized and technological world, SPCS prioritizes the interactivity that comes with highly personalized and connected learner-centered learning. We build effective learning environments that combine innovative pedagogical techniques, collaborative learning in the development of a learning community, choice and voice of students, reflective teaching and learning, clear connections to students’ lives and the world-at-large, and relevant, up-to-date information.

    #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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