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 1-4

Attend 1 two-hour session of live course each week

WEEK 5

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

EXAM

  • Exam window will be Fri - Mon of Week 5
  • 1-hour self-paced exam
  • Become certified with an 80% or better
  • Retakes are permissible

 

Register for the upcoming cohort:


NEED TO MAKE UP A SESSION?

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

COHORT #16

SESSIONS

Sept 13 - Oct 15

REGISTRATION

OPEN

EXAM WINDOW

Oct 15 - 18

Course topics offered: Behavioral Finance, Career, Insurance, Psychology of Money, Taxes

 

Psychology of Money

4pm - 6pm PT / 7pm - 9pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Mon, Sept 13
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Mon, Sept 20
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Mon, Sept 27
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Mon, Oct 4
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Mon, Oct 11
  EXAM WINDOW Oct 15 - 18
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Behavioral Finance

2pm - 4pm PT / 5pm - 7pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Sept 14
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Tues, Sept 21
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Tues, Sept 28
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Tues, Oct 5
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Tues, Oct 12
  EXAM WINDOW Oct 15 - 18
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Career

4pm - 6pm PT / 7pm - 9pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Sept 14
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Tues, Sept 21
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Tues, Sept 28
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Tues, Oct 5
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Tues, Oct 12
  EXAM WINDOW Oct 15 - 18
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Insurance

2pm - 4pm PT / 5pm - 7pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Wed, Sept 15
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Wed, Sept 22
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Wed, Sept 29
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Wed, Oct 6
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Wed, Oct 13
  EXAM WINDOW Oct 15 - 18
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Taxes

4pm - 6pm PT / 7pm - 9pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Wed, Sept 15
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Wed, Sept 22
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Wed, Sept 29
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Wed, Oct 6
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Wed, Oct 13
  EXAM WINDOW Oct 15 - 18
REGISTRATION CLOSED

COHORT #17

SESSIONS

Oct 18 - Nov 19

REGISTRATION

OPENS LATE SEPT

EXAM WINDOW

Nov 19 - 22

Course topics offered: Advanced Investing, Banking & Budgeting, Credit, Investing, Paying for College


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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Cohort 17 [10/18 - 11/22]

SCHEDULE TBD

Banking & Budgeting

This course will cover essential strategies and tools for successfully banking and budgeting.
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Cohort 17 [10/18 - 11/22]

SCHEDULE TBD

Behavioral Finance

This course will explore the psychology at work when it comes to financial decisions we make.
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Cohort 16 [9/13 - 10/18]

TUES 2PM - 4PM PACIFIC

Career

In this course, participants will learn up-to-the-minute trends regarding 21st century careers.
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Cohort 16 [9/13 - 10/18]

TUES 4PM - 6PM PACIFIC

Credit

In this course, participants will walk through the major aspects of credit, loans, and debt management.
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Cohort 17 [10/18 - 11/22]

SCHEDULE TBD

Insurance

This course will cover many facets of insurance from renters insurance, to homeowners insurance, to health insurance.
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Cohort 16 [9/13 - 10/18]

WED 2PM - 4PM PACIFIC

Investing

This course emphasizes vocabulary, content knowledge and NGPF resources for Investing instructional use.
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Cohort 17 [10/18 - 11/22]

SCHEDULE TBD

Paying for College

In this course, participants will investigate the financial aid process.
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Cohort 17 [10/18 - 11/22]

SCHEDULE TBD

Psychology of Money

Based on Morgan Housel’s Psychology of Money, this course extends key concepts from the book with videos, articles and podcasts.
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Cohort 16 [9/13 - 10/18]

MON 4PM - 6PM PACIFIC

Taxes

This course will deep dive into the content needed necessary to prepare our students to understand the basics of taxes.
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Cohort 16 [9/13 - 10/18]

WED 4PM - 6PM PACIFIC

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 re-take the exam if I miss the exam window or score less than an 80% and do not pass?

Yes, you can! We will send you an exam link during the next exam window to try again.

 

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 you miss a session and would like to register for a single session make-up 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.