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Accelerated Path Capstone Program

Accelerated Path Capstone Program

Options for select financial professionals

The CFP Board, which administers CFP® certification, maintains an Accelerated Path Capstone Program allowing students with certain academic degrees or professional credentials – including ChFC®, CLU®, CPA, CFA®, licensed attorney, Doctor of Business Administration, or PH.D. in financial planning, finance, business administration, or economics —  the ability to qualify to bypass coursework and earn their CFP® certification.

These individuals still need to successfully complete a Capstone course. The American College of Financial Services offers Personal Financial Planning: Comp. Case Analysis (HS 333) as the approved Capstone course for our CFP® Certification Education Program. 


According to the CFP Board, to meet the requirements the Accelerated Path Capstone Program students must:

  • Complete the Capstone course or Capstone alternative
  • Pass the CFP® exam
  • Complete the experience hours required for certification
  • Submit an official transcript for a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university, to complete the education requirement

How to enroll in the Capstone course at The American College of Financial Services

You can enroll at this link or contact the Admissions team at 866-216-8112 and press option 1 to speak with an Admissions Advisor.

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