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Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Partnership

In 2011, the E. J. Ourso College of Business was named a CFP Program Partner by the CFP Board, a global association for financial service professionals that awards the Certified Financial Planner designation. The board’s mission is to award the designation and to uphold the ethical and competent standards of the financial planning profession.

CFP Board-Registered Programs are financial planning education programs at the college or university level that meet specific criteria for educating individuals who wish to fulfill the education component for obtaining CFP® certification. Students who complete the financial planning pathway at LSU will be eligible to sit for the national CFP Certification Examination administered by the CFP Board. Successful completion of the education and examination components completes two of the core prerequisites to obtain CFP® certification. A program may be an undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, or a non-credit certificate program, but all programs must meet several core requirements.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. is a nonprofit certification and standards-setting organization whose mission is to benefit the public by granting the CFP certification and uphold it as the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning. The board of directors, in furthering CFP Board’s mission, acts on behalf of the public, CFP professionals, and other stakeholders. CFP Board owns the CFP certification trademarks in the United States and awards the right to use those trademarks to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. CFP Board currently authorizes more than 63,000 individuals to use these marks in the United States.  Learn more about CFP Board, CFP certification and financial planning at
Advance your Career: Earn the certification clients recognize, respect, and demand.
Gain Industry Knowledge: Serve your clients and earn their trust.
Take Yourself to the Next Level: Achieve the certification that is the industry standard.


For more information, please contact:​​​


Frances Cogle Lawrence
E. J. Ourso College of Business
Louisiana State University
2902 Business Education Complex
Nicholson Drive Extension
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-1726


​​​Students may also contact the Department of Finance main office. See the Contact Us section on the right side of this page.
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