Centenary launches set of courses to prep for CFP exam

Centenary University has launched a series of courses aimed at preparing students for the Certified Financial Planner examination, it announced recently.

The Hackettstown-based university is collaborating with a number of other private colleges on the courses, through the Lower Cost Models Consortium, it noted. The classwork will be registered under the CFP Board of Standards and consist of eight-week courses offered fully online.

“Centenary University’s new certified financial planning courses highlight the growing power of educational partnerships in the digital age,” President Bruce Murphy said in a prepared statement. “Through the LCMC, smaller universities are joining together to provide convenient access to outstanding educational offerings, developed by leading experts, at a reasonable cost.”

Participants must already hold a bachelor’s degree in order to be considered for the seven-course sequence, and must pass background checks and a rigorous examination, in addition to other requirements for the certification.

“These new courses at Centenary University will provide thorough preparation for certified professionals in this growing field,” Jenna Racioppi, associate director of graduate programs, said in a statement. “Highly trained financial planners are in great demand now.”