This program will be paused effective October 14th, 2021. The current model is under review, and classes will not resume through the remainder of 2021. More information will be posted as it becomes available. Please reach out to the Center for Workforce Professional Education at or (507) 389-1094 with any questions.


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High CFP® Pass Rates

Our graduates are among the highest CFP® exam pass rates in the nation.

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Long History of Success

The CFP program at Minnesota State University, Mankato was established in 1997. 

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Program Requirements and Classes

The Financial Planning Certificate Program meets the education requirement needed for participants to take the CFP® Certification Examination.


All instructors are experienced financial planning professionals with CFP® certifications, CPA, CLU, ChFC, CFP or J.D. designations.

Course Schedule & Registration

Minnesota State University, Mankato offers different options for meeting the education requirement for CFP® certification. Our 6 course program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

CFP Program Cost and Materials

Enrollment is limited and taken on a first come, first serve basis. Learn more on course cost and materials needed.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the training or how to register, contact Continuing Education & Professional Development at 507-389-1094, or 1-800-311-3142, or


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