Executive Certificate in Financial Planning

XLC’s Executive Certificate in Financial Planning program provides professionals with a valuable CFP® Board registered and approved program and offers participants the contact hour minimum education requirements needed to sit for the CFP® Certification Exam.

This program will provide participants with a deepened knowledge of financial planning. After passing the CFP®Exam, participants will have earned industry-recognized credentials and the ability to provide comprehensive financial plans to clients. XLC partners with Dalton Education, who offers educational programs and materials to financial professionals to assist in their journey to become a CFP®professional.

This program is available with The Dalton Review. For more information, click here.

Click here for the CFP Spring 2023 class schedule.

For more information on the CFP exam please visit the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

Program costs include:

  • Registration and facilitation costs
  • Textbooks for each course
  • Online access to pre-study lectures
  • Online access to pre and post-course assessments
  • Online quizzes, midterms, and finals


Fundamentals of Financial Planning and Insurance (40 hours)
An introduction to the financial planning profession, concepts to time, the value of money, insurance planning, and the practice of personal financial planning by professional planners.

Investment Planning (32 hours)
An introduction investment planning process, risk and return, modern portfolio theory, equities, fixed income, and derivative securities.

Income Tax Planning (32 hours)
An introduction to individual and various entity taxation issues.

Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits (32 hours)
An introduction to the retirement planning process, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, social security, and cafeteria plans.

Estate Planning (32 hours)
This course will provide students with an introduction to estate planning and taxation.

Capstone Course (32 Hours)
This course will require students to synthesize and apply elements of comprehensive financial planning, to perform all functions of the financial planning process, and to apply the CFP Board’s Practice Standards.


Financial Planners, Insurance Agents, Employee Benefits Specialists, Investment Advisors and Brokers, Accountants, Bankers, Trust Officers, Anyone considering a career in financial planning.

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