In what it is describing as a huge win for advisers, the FPA has announced it has partnered with two education providers, Kaplan Professional and RMIT University, in a move that will allow advisers to combine a Master of Financial Planning degree with the CFP Certification Program.
The association says in a statement that Kaplan Professional has begun enrolling students for its June/July intake and that the education provider’s FASEA-approved Master of Financial Planning has been mapped against CFP certification units 1,2,3 and 4.
It says that Kaplan will include the CFP certification capstone as an elective option, which counts towards its FASEA-approved Master of Financial Planning.
RMIT University will begin enrolling students for its first semester in 2021.
FPA CEO, Dante De Gori says the partnerships with Kaplan, the largest provider of postgraduate qualifications in financial planning, and RMIT – Australia’s largest tertiary institution – will offer enormous benefits to current and future generations of advisers.
“This is a huge win for financial planners who will not only be able to graduate with a FASEA-approved Master of Financial Planning but will also have satisfied all of the education requirements of the CFP Certification Program,” he says.