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Fall 2018 Reimbursement Program for Continuing Education

Posted May 10, 2018 by Naomi Verdun

Twice each academic year, CashCourse and the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) provides $500 to qualifying individuals to pursue continuing education in the financial education field.

This includes a professional development event, certification, or training that would enrich your skills or knowledge as a financial educator.

The Fall 2018 Cash Course Reimbursement Program applications are open starting this Monday, May 14.

Applications are due Friday, June 8.

Learn more about our Application for Continuing Education here.


To get you started, we have gathered a few resources for some suggested continuing education opportunities:

Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®)
AFC® certification trains professionals to guide clients through life-cycle financial education to help them realize their goals and achieve lasting financial well-being. 

Learn more at: www.afcpe.org/certification-and-training/accredited-financial-counselor

Cost: $1,250 – 1,300
Prerequisites: None

Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) Money Management Essentials
This approximately 10-hour online course provides you with a solid financial foundation to better assist those whom you serve. 

Learn more at: www.afcpe.org/certification-and-training/money-management-essentials

Cost: $325
Prerequisites: None

Financial Fitness Coach (FFC®)
The FFC® program is a great fit for anyone who wants to become a Financial Coach, or use coaching skills in their work as an educator, counselor or planner. 

Learn more at: www.afcpe.org/certification-and-training/financial-fitness-coach

Cost: $2,200
Prerequisites: Successful completion of AFCPE’s Money Management Essentials course or the AFC®, CFP®, ChFC®, CFA®, CPA® certification exam.

Certified Financial Education Instructor - Financial Literacy Certification (CFEI)
The National Financial Educators Council’s Certified Financial Education Instructor program helps individuals acquire the expertise, credibility, and self-assurance they need to teach money management lessons effectively. 

Learn more at: www.financialeducatorscouncil.org/financial-literacy-certification

Cost: $297
Prerequisites: None

Foundations in Financial Planning ℠ Program - Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™ (FPQP™)
The Foundations in Financial Planning ℠ Program Leading to the Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™ or FPQP™ Designation is the perfect introduction to personal financial planning for those who are in support roles or have no prior experience. 

Learn more at: www.cffpinfo.com/foundations.html#why-enroll

Cost: $1,300
Prerequisites: None


Higher Education Financial Wellness Summit
The Higher Education Financial Wellness Summit unites educators with a passion for student financial wellness and connects those who value the significance in students’ understanding of how to manage their personal finances.

Learn more at: www.hefwa.org

Dates: July 15-17, 2018, Portland, OR

Society for Financial Education and Professional Development Conference (SFE&PD)
Every fall SFE&PD hosts a dynamic Annual Financial Literacy Leadership Conference, which brings educators, policy makers, nonprofits, and financial experts to collaborate on financial literacy strategies and best practices.

Learn more at: sfepd.org/11th-annual-financial-leadership-conference

Dates: September 13-14, 2018, New Orleans, LA

Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) Symposium
The AFCPE Annual Symposium is a unique opportunity to network, share ideas and make lifelong connections in the field of financial counseling. Join us and share in the knowledge and research of some of the finest educators, researchers and practitioners in the field.

Learn more at: www.afcpe.org/symposium

Dates: November 14-16, 2018, Norfolk, VA

FinCon Expo
You’ll learn how to craft compelling money-related digital content for your blog, social accounts, podcast, and video channel – part of this process is learning what’s current in personal finance, deals, and investing.

Learn more at: finconexpo.com

Dates: September 26-29, 2018, Orlando, FL


In addition to the Continuing Education track for individuals, schools can apply for the CashCourse Reimbursement Program for Incentives. This provides up to $500 in funding for further learning in financial education at your school.