Financial Planning Certificate Program


Technological Requirements

Accessing online courses requires a high-speed internet connection, as the learning platform (Blackboard) will not function effectively using a dial-up line. The program can run on either a Mac or PC, but we advise that students do not attempt to complete coursework on a tablet alone. The Blackboard system does not allow students to submit assignments or take exams (among other functions) from a tablet environment. To learn more about the necessary system requirements and what to expect from an online course, click here.

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Educational Requirements

Boston University’s Financial Planning Program online meets the education coursework requirement for CFP® certification. In addition, CFP Board requires that CFP® professionals have been awarded a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from a regionally-accredited college or university. For more information on the education requirements for CFP® certification, please refer to the CFP Board website.

Financial Calculator

Boston University recommends using the standard HP 12c calculator.