School of Business

CFP Licensure

The School of Business maintains a CFP Board Registered Financial Planning Program that satisfies the course work requirement to sit for the CFP certification exam. Students who successfully complete the Program will receive a certificate of completion that can be presented to the CFP Board. CFPs are financial advisors that guide individuals in a variety of areas such as retirement planning, investing, insurance, estate planning, risk management, and taxes.

License: Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
License Website: CFP Board Certification Process  (please note the two part eduaction requirement includes earning a bachelors degree or higher).
Additional Information: The Board-registered Program at the University of Southern Maine requires the student to complete the following courses:

  • FIN 321 Personal Financial Planning
  • FIN 327 Investment Management
  • FIN 499 Financial Planning Capstone
  • RMI 320 Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance
  • RMI 330 Health, Life, and Disability Insurance
  • ACC/FIN 3XX Estate Planning (the course number is under revision.)
  • ACC 413 Concepts and Strategies in Taxation

For More information on required courses and the program visit the catalog for more details.