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Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning - 21 credits

Program Snapshot

Credits 21
Class Format Online with three on-site residencies
Cost Per Credit $835* per credit (financial aid & scholarships available)
Application Deadline

Rolling admissions
Start in fall (August) or spring (January) semesters

Completion Time 12 months**

* For the 2023-24 academic year

** Starting in the fall semester allows for the shortest time to degree completion

  • Complete your certificate in just 12 months.
  • Enjoy immersive learning experiences through weekend intensives.
  • Focus on one subject at a time through accelerated courses.

Fall Semester

Course Course Dates Modality Credits
FP 540 Financial Counseling* Aug. 14-Sept. 22
In person Aug. 17-20 (downtown Spokane)
Online with intensive 3
FP 543 Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits* Sept. 25-Nov. 3 Online 3
FP 545 Tax Planning* Nov. 6-Dec. 16 Online 3

Spring Semester

FP 550 Wealth Management I* Jan. 2-Feb. 9
In person Jan. 6-8, 2024 (downtown Spokane)
Online with
FP 553 Wealth Management II* Feb. 12-March 22 Online 3
FP 558 Estate Planning* March 25-May 10 Online 3

Summer Semester

FP 560 Capstone in Financial Planning* May 20-Aug. 6
In person June 1-9 (north Spokane campus)
Online with

* Course requires an on-site intensive in Spokane, Wash.

All required courses are necessary for eligibility to sit for the CFP exam.