Anderson University’s CFP Program Receives Educational Institution Status


Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University’s financial planning complementary major housed within the Falls School of Business has been approved to satisfy the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board coursework requirement.

With the approval, Anderson University will support the training of the next generation of competent and ethical CFP® professionals. Students must meet the following criteria to earn the certification: educational requirements, pass final exam, complete 6,000 hours of experience, and agree to an ethical commitment.

“The Certified Financial Planner ™ is the industry standard in the financial planning industry,” said Dr. Lonnie Leeper, dean of the Falls School of Business. “Students will now be able to meet the educational requirements of the CFP® certification upon graduation. This continues Anderson University and the Falls School of Business’ long history of ensuring programs align with industry trends and meet employers’ needs.”

The Certified Financial Planner ™ designation is the industry standard in the financial planning industry. Demand for personal financial advisors is expected to grow at a faster than average rate of seven percent through 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Earning CFP® certification is a solid investment for a student’s future, trusted and sought after by firms and clients alike.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.