Industry-leading Curriculum that's 100% Online and Always Accessible.

Bryant University's CFP® curriculum is one of the oldest and most respected CFP® curriculum's available today. It was initially developed in 2001 by The Boston Institute of Finance and a university partner. Our curriculum was one of the first to deliver 100% of the coursework required to satisfy CFP® Board's Education requirement in a fully online format. The internet has evolved considerably since 2001, and the Bryant CFP® Program has evolved with it. The Program is constantly updated to meet the demands of today's students.

Bryant's focus on educational excellence is clear. The university pairs its highly regarded curriculum with a faculty that is equally well regarded. All Bryant CFP® students experience first class teaching practices that are specifically designed to meet the demanding schedules of busy professionals.


The Bryant CFP® Program consists of seven courses:

  • Introduction to Financial Planning
  • Insurance Planning and Risk Management
  • Investment Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
  • Estate Planning
  • Financial Planning Capstone Course


Walk or Sprint. You Decide.

The streamlined curriculum is formatted and presented in modules that are sized appropriately to enhance long-term memory retention. Bryant's CFP® Program makes it very possible for students to be thoroughly prepared to sit for the CFP® Board Examination in only 12 months.

The Self-Paced nature of the Program makes it possible for you to move both faster or slower. You set the pace. Each course contains between 12 to 17 modules. You complete each course by completing the modules within the course and passing the Comprehensive Exam for the course. Some students complete 4 to 6 modules every 2 weeks. These students are on a pace to complete the Bryant Program in 10 months. You are free to move faster or slower. All modules are available to you at any time. Walk or sprint. You decide.

Don't want to spend time studying material you already know? The Self-Paced format allows you to leverage your work experience. Move faster through material you already know and spend more time studying what you don't. The program works around your busy schedule. Graduate at the speed of you.

Find an in depth description of each course in our Course Outline.