Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

We asked 122 job seekers about their Certified Financial Planner (CFP). This is what they told us:
  • 78% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • 70% said earning their Certified Financial Planner (CFP) helped them make more money
  • 59% said earning their Certified Financial Planner (CFP) helped them get a job
  • 95% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

What are people saying about getting a Certified Financial Planner (CFP)?

Did this certification help you make more money?

70%

Did this certification help you make more money?

70% said earning their Certified Financial Planner (CFP) helped them make more money.Based on 122 responses

Did this certification help you get a job?

59%

Did this certification help you get a job?

59% said earning their Certified Financial Planner (CFP) helped them get a job.Based on 122 responses

Would you recommend this certification?

95%

Would you recommend this certification?

95% said they would recommend a family member of friend to earn their Certified Financial Planner (CFP).Based on 122 responses

Why did you decide to earn your Certified Financial Planner (CFP)?

Based on 122 responses
Required for my current job
15%
Make more money
35%
Changing careers
13%
Get an edge over other candidates
45%
Help my career progression
78%
Other
15%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 87 responses
Financial PlannerView jobs
20%
Financial AdvisorView jobs
18%
AnalystView jobs
6%
Financial ConsultantView jobs
5%
ConsultantView jobs
3%
Other job titles: 33

What do people wish they knew before earning their Certified Financial Planner (CFP)?

72 people answered
The time and effort it required to obtain it.
Apr 20, 2021
Don't do it with a new a baby in the house : )
Apr 12, 2021
The exam is difficult and takes a lot of hours of study and practice
Mar 15, 2021
Timing out your education course-load, capstone, and exam prep course are critical otherwise you may end up delaying your exam date 4 months
Feb 22, 2021
How critical the kmowledge is to every person, not just professionals.
Jan 19, 2021
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What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Certified Financial Planner (CFP)?

88 people answered
Have dedicated time to study and practice before taking the test
Mar 15, 2021
Study, study, study. You do not want to take the test a second time. Pass rates for second-time test takes are dramatically lower.
Feb 22, 2021
It is a course that anyone wouldfinf to be invusble in managu=ing their own resources.
Jan 19, 2021
Test is difficult. Do it if you are passionate about switching or starting a new career.
Jan 18, 2021
The test requires a lot of studying and dedication to learning the material.
Oct 1, 2020
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