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The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning and the Columbia University School of Professional Studies are pleased to offer the Financial Planning Teaching Seminar that provides training to individuals who are interested in becoming full-time or part-time faculty in a CFP Board Registered Program.


“The speakers were very interesting, and I felt I learned a lot from them sharing their years of experience with us. It definitely jump-started a teaching career for someone with little experience in academia. The class was also an excellent networking opportunity. Highly recommended.”

Lillian Padula-Coscia, CFP®

The experience-based program focuses on both financial planning content as well as basic instructional design, using learning objectives, student assessment, and avenues of bringing experiential learning into the classroom or online learning platform.

Participants may include:

  • Faculty within finance and accounting
  • CFP® professionals hoping to begin a full or part–time career teaching in a CFP Board Registered Program
  • Current faculty within all CFP Board Registered Programs
  • Doctoral students aspiring to begin a career preparing the next generation of CFP® professionals
The Financial Planning Teaching Seminar

The Teaching Seminar presents current and prospective faculty with a wonderful opportunity to sharpen their teaching abilities. It also provides access to a library of teaching resources that will enhance instruction back at their colleges or universities. Completion of the Teaching Seminar is not a requirement for faculty at CFP Board Registered Programs.

One offering of the seminar will be held from August 17-19, 2020, on Columbia's Morningside Heights campus in New York City.

Register for the seminar

Graduates of the Financial Planning Teaching Seminar have the opportunity to submit their resume/CV if they are interested in being considered for a teaching position within a college or university by contacting

financial planning teaching seminar overview