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Certified Financial Planner

Become a Certified Financial Planner®  

As baby boomers look to retirement, including a record number of financial planners, there is a growing demand for professionals who can help people successfully navigate the rapidly changing world of personal finance.*

The College of Business at Husson University is a Registered Program with the CFP Board and offers an opportunity for professionals to take additional courses to become eligible to sit for the CFP® certification exam.

Benefits of Working Toward CFP® Certification at Husson

Here’s why working toward becoming a CFP® is a smart investment:

Boost your career and earning potential. Financial planners are in-demand*, and getting certified will give you the knowledge and credentials you need to be more marketable and maximize your earning potential.

Enjoy flexibility. Courses are offered at hours convenient for working professionals, and many are offered online. Our admissions staff is ready to help you explore your options.

Experience the Husson advantage. As the largest College of Business in Maine, Husson has developed a strong reputation for developing quality programs that respond to market needs. In fact, Husson is the first and only institution in the state to offer this opportunity.

Enrolling is easy. Complete the non-degree application -- it’s as simple as that! If you are a Husson alumnus, be sure to indicate that you have previously completed Husson courses. As a Husson alumnus, we’ll waive the $40 application fee. To inquire about current tuition rates, please contact an Admissions Counselor.

*The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the demand for personal financial advisors is projected to grow 15% through 2026, much than the average for all occupations. The median wage for personal financial advisors was $90,530 in 2016.


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We’ll provide you with a complimentary transcript evaluation to determine which courses you need to complete to be eligible to sit for the CFP® exam. Once you’ve completed the necessary courses, we approve your status of eligibility to sit for the CFP® exam. Below are specific courses that need to be passed to sit for the CFP exam. Depending on your transcript, you may also need to take one or more basic business courses.

AC 441 - Federal Tax I
AC 442 - Federal Tax II
BA 271 - Risk Management
BA 344 - Personal Financial Planning
BA 364 - Corporate Options and Structure
BA 460 - Investments I
BA 466 - Investments II
BA 481 - Estate Planning
BA 486 - Financial Planning Development

About the CFP ® Board

CFP Board is a Washington, D.C.-based independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to benefit the public by granting, upholding and promoting the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) certification. Those who earn the certification are distinguishing themselves among their peers by meeting CFP Board’s education, examination, experience and ethics requirements. Students completing the financial planning program at Husson University will have met the educational requirement for the CFP® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board.

Learn more about CFP Board here.


Advance your career and earning potential today! We’re here to walk you through the simple enrollment process and answer your questions.

For more information

Phone and Email Address
Stephanie Fazzino Stephanie Fazzino
Associate Director of Remote Recruitment
130 Peabody Hall
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401