Certified Financial Planning

Graduate Certificate


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Earn Your Certified Financial Planning Certificate

Interested in becoming a certified financial planner (CFP®)? Explore our 100% online 18-credit hour graduate certificate program, available for fall, spring and summer admission.

This graduate certificate is designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers in the broad field of financial planning.


Program Details

Program Requirements

Curriculum & Courses


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About the Certified Financial Planning Certificate

The certificate is composed of 18 credits of masters-level graduate coursework with the primary goal of providing students with the education, training and skills necessary to be able to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) examination. 

The curriculum is aligned with the CFP® Board’s Principal Knowledge Topics and covers principles and practices of essential areas of financial planning, including:

  • Wealth Management
  • Investment Management
  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance and Retirement Planning

CFP students enjoy the opportunity to work with clients at the Low-Income Tax Clinic for graduate credit and CFP exam experience.

Have Questions?
For more information about the CFP Graduate Certificate, including tuition and fee information, please email Justine Tydings, our Sr. Recruiting Coordinator. 

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Outside the College of Business

The UW College of Business and the certified Financial Planning certificate program are nationally accredited by AACSB.


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Online Learning At UW

The University of Wyoming has an extensive array of fully-online and hybrid programs in addition to the online certified financial planning certificate. These online offerings mirror our on-campus degrees in all aspects – maintaining the same learning standards and accreditation. Recognizing the distinct requirements of online learners, we offer a specialized suite of academic and student resources designed to support your success both during your time at UW and as you move forward after graduation.


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What Can You Do With a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Certificate?

As a CFP® professional, you can assist with developing and executing financial strategies for your clients. You will help others create financial goals based on existing financial conditions and risk tolerance. CFP®s can offer guidance on managing debt, picking investments, preparing for retirement and setting aside money for both short- and long-term goals.

Certified Financial Planner Careers

Here are just a few places our University of Wyoming alumni are making a difference with a certified Financial Planning certificate:

  • University of Wyoming Foundation
  • Wyoming Retirement System
  • Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Raymond James
  • Creative Planning
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Golden Tree Asset Management
  • Frontier Asset Management
  • Hiltop Bank
  • Edward Jones


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In 2021, the University of Wyoming's certified financial planning certificate program had a 100% pass rate on the CFP exam.

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Financial Planning Certificate Program Highlights

100% Online

Due to the entirely online nature of our curriculum, you can continue working according to your usual schedule. We want this program to benefit a wide range of people, whether you're pursuing another graduate degree or acquiring your Financial Planning certificate as a non-degree-seeking student. Developing your career doesn't have to make your daily life more difficult or demanding.

Exceptional Faculty

You'll learn from seasoned accounting and financial experts. Institutional investors, behavioral finance, management accounting judgment and quality, mentorship and auditing are just some of our faculty's specialties.

The CFP Certificate program was the best decision I made in my graduate education. I had no idea how valuable this program would be not only for my personal life, but also my career development. The faculty were highly qualified and always available to help explain concepts and mentor me throughout the program.

- Sydney Bohlinger

Contact Us

We're Eager to Help!

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Graduate Programs | Department of Accounting and Finance

Department 3275, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2482

Email: cobgradprograms@uwyo.edu