CFP® Certification Education Program

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The CFP® Certification Education Program is the first step towards CFP® certification with the Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC). The CFP® Certification Education Program at Ashton College is offered in partnership with Advocis and is an FPSC-accredited Core Curriculum program offered in various formats to accommodate the schedule of working professionals.

Our Faculty is made up of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professionals who are practitioners with the knowledge and experience to guide you through the each of the four Core Curriculum courses.

Path to CFP® Certification

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All information provided by the FPSC – Be a Planner.

The Standard

CFP® certification is the most widely recognized financial planning designation in Canada and is considered the standard for the profession, representing the highest level of competence, ethics and practice. Along with providing clients peace of mind, there are compensation benefits to certification: CFP® professionals often earn more than those who are not certified, and 65% earn more than $100,000 per year.


The CFP® Certification Education Program at Ashton College is offered in partnership with Advocis and is an FPSC-accredited Core Curriculum program.



The program at Ashton appealed to me because the flexibility meant I could continue working. The courses I took at Ashton were extremely relevant to what I'm doing now - the financial planning foundation I learnt through Ashton College is something I use now in my own day-to-day work.

Wesley Fong - Certified Financial Planner, 2012

Program Outline

The Program Outline details the program structure, duration and an in-depth description of each course in the program. There are two Program Outlines for the CFP, one for the in-class format, and one for the online format.

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You can choose to register for the Core Curriculum courses at Ashton one at a time or altogether.

Registration fees for this program can be seen on our Fees webpage:

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Note: Fees do not include required registration with Advocis or course materials. Please see “Course Materials” section below for more details.

Course Materials

Students must register with Advocis for each CFP course they are taking. At the time of registration with Advocis, students must also purchase the required texts and study materials directly from Advocis. In order to ensure that you receive your materials from Advocis on time, please complete Advocis registration as soon as possible, as Ashton cannot be responsible for delayed delivery of course materials.

View the materials required for the CFP® Certification Education Program by clicking the button below:

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To register with Advocis and purchase the required materials, please CLICK HERE.

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