Get NGPF Certified in specific personal finance topics

NGPF now offers online Certification Courses specializing in a single topic in personal finance. Educators strengthen their own content knowledge over 10 hours of professional development and are assessed through a 1-hour exam. NGPF Certified educators are more confident, qualified, and ready for their classroom

WHAT YOU'LL GET FROM CERTIFICATION COURSES

Become NGPF Certified to boost your resume

Deepen your understanding of a specific personal finance topic

Earn badges to add to your email signature and online resume

NGPF CERTIFICATION AT A GLANCE

WEEK 1-2

Attend 2 two hour sessions of live course

WEEK 3

Attend 1-hour live course and 1-hour optional review session.

EXAM

  • Exam window will be Th - Fri of Week 3
  • 1-hour self-paced exam
  • Become certified with an 80% or better
  • Retakes are permissible

 

Register for the upcoming cohort:


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Click here to register for individual sessions to make-up missed sessions from a PREVIOUS cohort.

COHORT #12

SESSIONS

June 7th - 22nd

REGISTRATION

CLOSED

EXAM WINDOW

June 23rd - 24th

Course topics offered: Advanced Investing, Behavioral Finance, Credit, Investing, Psychology of Money

 

*NOTE: The Credit Certification Course and Psychology of Money Certification Course overlap in time. Please do not register for both of these courses.

CREDIT*

7am - 9am PT / 10am - 12pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Mon, June 7
  SESSION 2 Wed, June 9
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Mon, June 14
  SESSION 4 Wed, June 16
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Mon, June 21
  EXAM WINDOW June 24 - 25
REGISTERATION CLOSED

Psychology of Money*

7am - 9am PT / 10am - 12pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Mon, June 7
  SESSION 2 Wed, June 9
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Mon, June 14
  SESSION 4 Wed, June 16
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Mon, June 21
  EXAM WINDOW June 24 - 25
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Behavioral Finance

10am - 12pm PT / 1pm - 3pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Mon, June 7
  SESSION 2 Wed, June 9
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Mon, June 14
  SESSION 4 Wed, June 16
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Mon, June 21
  EXAM WINDOW June 24 - 25
REGISTERATION CLOSED

Investing

7am - 9am PT / 10am - 12pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, June 8
  SESSION 2 Thurs, June 10
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, June 15
  SESSION 4 Thurs, June 17
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, June 22
  EXAM WINDOW June 24 - 25
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Advanced Investing

10am - 12pm PT / 1pm - 3pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, June 8
  SESSION 2 Thurs, June 10
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, June 15
  SESSION 4 Thurs, June 17
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, June 22
  EXAM WINDOW June 24 - 25
INVITE ONLY

COHORT #13

SESSIONS

June 28th - July 13th

REGISTRATION

OPEN

EXAM WINDOW

July 15th - 16th

 

Course topics offered: Banking & Budgeting, Career, Insurance, Paying for College, Taxes

 

*NOTE: The Banking & Budgeting Certification Course and Career Certification Course overlap in time. Please do not register for both of these courses.

**NOTE: There will be no sessions on Monday, July 5th. These sessions are scheduled for Friday, July 9th.

Paying for College

7am - 9am PT / 10am - 12pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Mon, June 28
  SESSION 2 Wed, June 30
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Wed, July 7
  SESSION 4** Fri, July 9
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Mon, July 12
  EXAM WINDOW June 15 - 16
REGISTER

Insurance

10am - 12pm PT / 1pm - 3pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Mon, June 28
  SESSION 2 Wed, June 30
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Wed, July 7
  SESSION 4** Fri, July 9
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Mon, July 12
  EXAM WINDOW July 15 - 16
REGISTER

Taxes

7am - 9am PT / 10am - 12pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, June 29
  SESSION 2 Thurs, July 1
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, July 6
  SESSION 4 Thurs, July 8
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, July 13
  EXAM WINDOW July 15 - 16
REGISTER

Banking & Budgeting*

10am - 12pm PT / 1pm - 3pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, June 29
  SESSION 2 Thurs, July 1
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, July 6
  SESSION 4 Thurs, July 8
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, July 13
  EXAM WINDOW July 15 - 16
REGISTER

Career*

10am - 12pm PT / 1pm - 3pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, June 29
  SESSION 2 Thurs, July 1
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, July 6
  SESSION 4 Thurs, July 8
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, July 13
  EXAM WINDOW July 15 - 16
REGISTER

COHORT #14

SESSIONS

July 19th - Aug 3rd

REGISTRATION

OPEN

EXAM WINDOW

Aug 5th - 6th

 

Course topics offered: Advanced Investing, Behavioral Finance, Credit, Investing, Psychology of Money

 

*NOTE: The Behavioral Finance Certification Course and Investing Certification Course overlap in time. Please do not register for both of these courses.

**NOTE: The Advanced Investing Certification Course and Psychology of Money Certification Course overlap in time. Please do not register for both of these courses.

CREDIT

10am - 12pm PT / 1pm - 3pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Mon, July 19
  SESSION 2 Wed, July 21
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Mon, July 26
  SESSION 4 Wed, July 28
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Mon, Aug 2
  EXAM WINDOW Aug 5 - 6
REGISTER

Behavioral Finance*

7am - 9am PT / 10am - 12pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, July 20
  SESSION 2 Thurs, July 22
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, July 27
  SESSION 4 Thurs, July 29
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, Aug 3
  EXAM WINDOW Aug 5 - 6
REGISTER

Investing*

7am - 9am PT / 10am - 12pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, July 20
  SESSION 2 Thurs, July 22
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, July 27
  SESSION 4 Thurs, July 29
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, Aug 3
  EXAM WINDOW Aug 5 - 6
REGISTER

Advanced Investing**

10am - 12pm PT / 1pm - 3pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, July 20
  SESSION 2 Thurs, July 22
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, July 27
  SESSION 4 Thurs, July 29
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, Aug 3
  EXAM WINDOW Aug 5 - 6
INVITE ONLY

Psychology of Money**

10am - 12pm PT / 1pm - 3pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, July 20
  SESSION 2 Thurs, July 22
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, July 27
  SESSION 4 Thurs, July 29
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, Aug 3
  EXAM WINDOW Aug 5 - 6
REGISTER

COHORT #15

SESSIONS

Aug 9th - 24th

REGISTRATION

OPEN

EXAM WINDOW

Aug 26th - 27th

Course topics offered: Banking & Budgeting, Career, Insurance, Paying for College, Taxes

 

*NOTE: The Taxes Certification Course and Paying for College Certification Course overlap in time. Please do not register for both of these courses.

Banking & Budgeting

10am - 12pm PT / 1pm - 3pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Mon, Aug 9
  SESSION 2 Wed, Aug 11
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Mon, Aug 16
  SESSION 4 Wed, Aug 18
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Mon, Aug 23
  EXAM WINDOW Aug 26 - 27
REGISTER

Insurance

1pm - 3pm PT / 4pm - 6pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Mon, Aug 9
  SESSION 2 Wed, Aug 11
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Mon, Aug 16
  SESSION 4 Wed, Aug 18
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Mon, Aug 23
  EXAM WINDOW Aug 26 - 27
REGISTER

Career

7am - 9am PT / 10am - 12pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Aug 10
  SESSION 2 Thurs, Aug 12
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, Aug 17
  SESSION 4 Thurs, Aug 19
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, Aug 24
  EXAM WINDOW Aug 26 - 27
REGISTER

Taxes*

10am - 12pm PT / 1pm - 3pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Aug 10
  SESSION 2 Thurs, Aug 12
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, Aug 17
  SESSION 4 Thurs, Aug 19
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, Aug 24
  EXAM WINDOW Aug 26 - 27
REGISTER

Paying for College*

10am - 12pm PT / 1pm - 3pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Aug 10
  SESSION 2 Thurs, Aug 12
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, Aug 17
  SESSION 4 Thurs, Aug 19
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, Aug 24
  EXAM WINDOW Aug 26 - 27
REGISTER

Courses by Topic:

Advanced Investing (Invite Only)

Prerequisite is passing the Investing Course. This course is a deeper dive into investing vocabulary and content knowledge.
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CHOOSE FROM ONE SCHEDULE

COHORT 12 [6/7 - 6/22]

Tues & Thurs 10am - noon PT

------------ OR ------------

Cohort 14 [7/19 - 8/3]

Tues & Thurs 10am - noon PT

Banking & Budgeting

This course will cover essential strategies and tools for successfully banking and budgeting.
SEE MORE DETAILS
CHOOSE FROM ONE SCHEDULE

COHORT 13 [6/28 - 7/13]

Tues & Thurs 10am - noon PT

------------ OR ------------

COHORT 15 [8/9 - 8/24]

Mon & Wed 10am - noon PT

Behavioral Finance

This course will explore the psychology at work when it comes to financial decisions we make.
SEE MORE DETAILS
CHOOSE FROM ONE SCHEDULE

COHORT 12 [6/7 - 6/22]

Mon & Wed 10am - noon PT

------------ OR ------------

COHORT 14 [7/19 - 8/3]

Tues & Thurs 7am - 9am PT

Career

In this course, participants will learn up-to-the-minute trends regarding 21st century careers.
SEE MORE DETAILS
CHOOSE FROM ONE SCHEDULE

COHORT 13 [6/28 - 7/13]

TUES & THURS 10AM - NOON PT

------------ OR ------------

COHORT 15 [8/9 - 8/24]

TUES & THURS 7AM - 9AM PT

Credit

In this course, participants will walk through the major aspects of credit, loans, and debt management.
SEE MORE DETAILS
CHOOSE FROM ONE SCHEDULE

COHORT 12 [6/7 - 6/22]

MON & WED 7AM - 9AM PT

------------ OR ------------

COHORT 14 [7/19 - 8/3]

MON & WED 10AM - NOON PT

Insurance

This course will cover many facets of insurance from renters insurance, to homeowners insurance, to health insurance.
SEE MORE DETAILS
CHOOSE FROM ONE SCHEDULE

COHORT 13 [6/28 - 7/13]

MON & WED 10AM - NOON PT

------------ OR ------------

COHORT 15 [8/9 - 8/24]

MON & WED 1PM - 3PM PT

Investing

This course emphasizes vocabulary, content knowledge and NGPF resources for Investing instructional use.
SEE MORE DETAILS
CHOOSE FROM ONE SCHEDULE

COHORT 12 [6/7 - 6/22]

TUES & THURS 7AM - 9AM PT

------------ OR ------------

COHORT 14 [7/19 - 8/3]

TUES & THURS 7AM - 9AM PT

Paying for College

In this course, participants will investigate the financial aid process.
SEE MORE DETAILS
CHOOSE FROM ONE SCHEDULE

COHORT 13 [6/28 - 7/13]

MON & WED 7AM - 9AM PT

------------ OR ------------

COHORT 15 [8/9 - 8/24]

TUES & THURS 10AM - NOON PT

Psychology of Money

We will be using Morgan Housel’s Psychology of Money as the foundational text. This course incorporates key concepts from the book and extends them with videos, articles and podcasts.
SEE MORE DETAILS
CHOOSE FROM ONE SCHEDULE

COHORT 12 [6/7 - 6/22]

MON & WED 7AM - 9AM PT

------------ OR ------------

COHORT 14 [7/19 - 8/3]

TUES & THURS 10AM - NOON PACIFIC

Taxes

This course will deep dive into the content needed necessary to prepare our students to understand the basics of taxes.
SEE MORE DETAILS
CHOOSE FROM ONE SCHEDULE

COHORT 13 [6/28 - 7/13]

TUES & THURS 7AM - 9AM PT

------------ OR ------------

COHORT 15 [8/9 - 8/24]

TUES & THURS 10AM - NOON PT

Future Cohorts

More certification courses will be offered in the Fall of 2021!


Frequently Asked Questions

Will Certification Courses affect my NGPF Academy credits for the 2021-22 School Year?

Yes, NGPF Certification Courses will count towards your Academy Credits for the 2021-22 school year for those eligible. NGPF Academy is intended only for teachers and educators reaching a multitude of students. Finance professionals and homeschool educators are welcome to attend our professional development offerings but will not receive Academy Credits, gift cards or swag. 

To learn more about NGPF Academy, click here.

 

What can I expect for the NGPF Certification Exam?

Length 30 Questions 

Duration 60 Minutes. Once you start the exam, the timer cannot be paused. There will be a timer on the upper right side of the page.

Exam Window You will have a specific time period (usually 48 hours) in which you will need to start and complete the exam. You can view specific exam window end times by looking at your exam invitation email and clicking the link.

Exam Format Multiple choice (with use of open notes)

Scoring You will see your results immediately after completing the exam. Passing grade is 80%

  

Can I complete more than 1 Certification at a time?

Yes, you can! You must register for each separately.

 

I am going to miss a session, what can I do to make it up?

If the current cohort does not have an alternate time or you are unable to attend an alternate session and would like to register for a single session in a future cohort please register on the certification course page when the next cohort registration opens.

 

If I miss a session, can I still take the Exam? 

No, you will need all 9 hours of Certification Course content before becoming eligible for the Exam!

 

Do I have to renew my NGPF Certification yearly?

No! We do not recommend attending a course you have already completed in previous years, unless we have shared that the course has been completely updated and revamped.