FDU now offers CFP board-registered specialization in financial planning and wealth management

Teaneck, NJ (November 17, 2017) — Fairleigh Dickinson University has been approved by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a new Specialization in Financial Planning and Wealth Management undergraduate degree.

 “CFP Board is pleased to approve the program at Fairleigh Dickinson University as a CFP Board Registered Program,” said Blaine Aikin, CFP®, chair of CFP Board’s Board of Directors. “As student interest in financial planning as a career continues to grow, we anticipate that Fairleigh Dickinson University ‘s program will contribute significantly to the number of qualified candidates seeking to attain the CFP® certification, the standard of excellence for competent and ethical financial planning.”

CFP Board is a Washington, D.C.-based independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to benefit the public by granting, upholding and promoting the Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) certification. Those who earn the certification are distinguishing themselves among their peers by meeting CFP Board’s education, examination, experience and ethics requirements. Students completing the financial planning program at Fairleigh Dickinson University will have met the Education requirement for CFP® Certification Examination administered by CFP Board.

CFP Board currently oversee more than 300 programs at more than 200 institutions. 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.

“Our program went through a rigorous review as part of the CFP registration process, which attests to the quality of our curriculum,” said Andrew Rosman, Dean of Silberman College. “As the wealth management and financial planning fields continue to grow, FDU will be an even more important source of talent for careers in these disciplines because of the CFP Board approval.”   

Devoted to the preparation of world citizens through global education, Fairleigh Dickinson University is New Jersey’s largest private university and features more than 100 liberal arts and professional degree programs, two international campuses, dozens of partnerships with internationally renowned institutions, and special programs and status within the United Nations.


The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding 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 certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.  CFP Board currently authorizes more than 77,000 individuals to use these marks in the U.S.