The answer to this question varies, but most students say for every hour in class they spent 1-2 hours outside of class studying and preparing for class.
Students in this program are required to have a financial calculator and be familiar with its function. An HP 10BII+ business calculator is specified, but you may use another non-programmable financial calculator (i.e. HP 12C). However, the instructors will teach the students to use the HP 10BII+ . For the CFP® Certification Examination, you will need a financial calculator with an IRR (internal rate of return) function for problems with unequal periodic cash flows. Calculators with alphabetic keys are not permitted.
All students who complete the certificate program will receive 27.0 CEUs, which measure participation in noncredit professional development activities. These standard units are nationally recognized.
How do I obtain professional continuing education credits for this program?
When you register for the program, you will be asked if you would like continuing education credits for your insurance license. The certificate for insurance CEUs will be sent to participants who provide their license number. Click here for details about continuing education credits approved by the Delaware Department of Insurance and the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance.
If you are a CPA, you will receive CPEs from NASBA upon successful completion of the certificate.
When you successfully complete the University of Delaware certificate program, you will receive a UD Professional and Continuing Studies certificate, which serves as the documentation needed by the CFP Board, stating that you have completed the education requirement to apply for the exam.