Become NGPF Certified in specific personal finance topics for FREE!

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

You may be eligible for Continuing Education Credits in your state

 

NGPF CERTIFICATION AT A GLANCE

WEEK 1-2

Attend two 2-hour sessions of live course each week

WEEK 3

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

EXAM

  • 1-hour self-paced exam
  • Become certified with an 80% or better
  • Retakes are permissible in future exam windows. 

 

Register for the upcoming cohort:


NEED TO MAKE UP A SESSION OR WANT TO ATTEND A REVIEW SESSION?

Click here to register for individual sessions to make-up missed sessions from a PREVIOUS cohort or to attend a review session before the next exam window.

COHORT #22

SESSIONS

Apr 18 - May 19

REGISTRATION

CLOSED

EXAM WINDOW

May 20 - 27

Course topics offered: Banking & Budgeting, Insurance, Paying for College, Psychology of Money

 

Psychology of Money

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

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Mon, Apr 18
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Mon, Apr 25
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Mon, May 2
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Mon, May 9
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Mon, May 16
  EXAM WINDOW May 20 - 27
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Insurance

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

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Apr 19
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Tues, Apr 26
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Tues, May 3
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Tues, May 10
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Tues, May 17
  EXAM WINDOW May 20 - 27
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Paying for College

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

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Apr 19
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Tues, Apr 26
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Tues, May 3
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Tues, May 10
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Tues, May 17
  EXAM WINDOW May 20 - 27
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Banking & Budgeting

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

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Wed, Apr 20
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Wed, Apr 27
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Wed, May 4
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Wed, May 11
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Wed, May 18
  EXAM WINDOW May 20 - 27
REGISTRATION CLOSED

COHORT #23

SESSIONS

Jun 6 - 21

REGISTRATION

OPEN

EXAM WINDOW

Jun 24 - Jul 1

Course topics offered: Advanced Investing, Behavioral Economics, Credit, Cryptocurrency Basics, Psychology of Money

 

Psychology of Money

7am - 9am PT / 10am - noon ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Mon, Jun 6
  SESSION 2 Wed, Jun 8
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Mon, Jun 13
  SESSION 4 Wed, Jun 15
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Mon, Jun 20
  EXAM WINDOW Jun 24 - Jul 1
REGISTER

Behavioral Economics

9:30am - 11:30am PT / 12:30pm - 2:30pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Mon, Jun 6
  SESSION 2 Wed, Jun 8
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Mon, Jun 13
  SESSION 4 Wed, Jun 15
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Mon, Jun 20
  EXAM WINDOW Jun 24 - Jul 1
REGISTER

Advanced Investing

7am - 9am PT / 10am - noon ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Jun 7
  SESSION 2 Thurs, Jun 9
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, Jun 14
  SESSION 4 Thurs, Jun 16
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, Jun 21
  EXAM WINDOW Jun 24 - Jul 1
INVITE ONLY

Credit

9:30am - 11:30am PT / 12:30pm - 2:30pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Jun 7
  SESSION 2 Thurs, Jun 9
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, Jun 14
  SESSION 4 Thurs, Jun 16
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, Jun 21
  EXAM WINDOW Jun 24 - Jul 1
REGISTER

Cryptocurrency Basics

Noon - 2pm PT / 3pm - 5pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Jun 7
  SESSION 2 Thurs, Jun 9
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, Jun 14
  SESSION 4 Thurs, Jun 16
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, Jun 21
  EXAM WINDOW Jun 24 - Jul 1
REGISTER

COHORT #24

SESSIONS

Jun 27 - Jul 13

REGISTRATION

OPEN

EXAM WINDOW

Jul 15 - 22

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

 

Paying for College

7am - 9am PT / 10am - Noon ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Mon, Jun 27
  SESSION 2 Wed, Jun 29
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Wed, Jul 6
WEEK 3 SESSION 4 Mon, Jul 11
  SESSION 5 Wed, Jul 13
  EXAM WINDOW Jul 15 - 22
REGISTER

Career

9:30am - 11:30am PT / 12:30pm - 2:30pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Mon, Jun 27
  SESSION 2 Wed, Jun 29
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Wed, Jul 6
WEEK 3 SESSION 4 Mon, Jul 11
  SESSION 5 Wed, Jul 13
  EXAM WINDOW Jul 15 - 22
REGISTER

Cryptocurrency Basics

7am - 9am PT / 10am - Noon ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Jun 28
  SESSION 2 Thurs, Jun 30
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, Jul 5
  SESSION 4 Thurs, Jul 7
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, Jul 12
  EXAM WINDOW Jul 15 - 22
REGISTER

Insurance

9:30am - 11:30am PT / 12:30pm - 2:30pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Jun 28
  SESSION 2 Thurs, Jun 30
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, Jul 5
  SESSION 4 Thurs, Jul 7
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, Jul 12
  EXAM WINDOW Jul 15 - 22
REGISTER

Banking & Budgeting

Noon - 2pm PT / 3pm - 5pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Jun 28
  SESSION 2 Thurs, Jun 30
WEEK 2 SESSION 3 Tues, Jul 5
  SESSION 4 Thurs, Jul 7
WEEK 3 SESSION 5 Tues, Jul 12
  EXAM WINDOW Jul 15 - 22
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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COHORT 23 [6/6 - 6/21]

TUES/THURS 7AM - 9AM PACIFIC

Banking & Budgeting

This course will cover essential strategies and tools for successfully banking and budgeting.
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COHORT 24 [6/27 - 7/13]

TUES/THURS NOON - 2PM PACIFIC

Behavioral Economics *NEW*

This course will align with NGPF's new unit on Behavioral Economics with a focus on the cognitive biases that impact our financial decision-making.
SEE MORE DETAILS

COHORT 23 [6/6 - 6/21]

MON/WED 9:30AM - 11:30AM PACIFIC

Career

In this course, participants will learn up-to-the-minute trends regarding 21st century careers.
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COHORT 24 [6/27 - 7/13]

MON/WED 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM PACIFIC

Credit

In this course, participants will walk through the major aspects of credit, loans, and debt management.
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COHORT 23 [6/6 - 6/21]

TUES/THURS 9:30AM - 11:30AM PACIFIC

Cryptocurrency Basics *NEW*

This course begins with the historical context for cryptocurrency, the pros and cons of Bitcoin, and more.
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COHORT 24 [6/27- 7/13]

TUES/THURS 7AM - 9AM PACIFIC

Insurance

This course will cover many facets of insurance from renters insurance, to homeowners insurance, to health insurance.
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COHORT 24 [6/27 - 7/13]

TUES/THURS 9:30AM - 11:30AM PACIFIC

Investing

This course emphasizes vocabulary, content knowledge and NGPF resources for Investing instructional use.
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COHORT 21 [3/14 - 4/14]

WED 4PM - 6PM PACIFIC

Paying for College

In this course, participants will investigate the financial aid process.
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COHORT 24 [6/27 - 7/13]

MON/WED 7AM - 9AM PACIFIC

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 23 [6/6 - 6/21]

MON/WED 7AM - 9AM 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 to reach 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%

  

The exam window has opened and I still haven't received my exam invite email, what can I do?

If you have attended all 5 sessions of a specific course you will receive an exam invite via email the day the exam window opens. If you have not received this email, please email certifications@ngpf.org and include an alternative email that we can send the exam invite to.

 

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!

 

How are CEU/PD credits processed after completing a certification course?

When you take the exam, you will be asked to provide your state and state ID# if applicable (necessary for MI, PA, and WY). When you provide this information at the time of the exam, your CEUs are automatically processed by NGPF following your state's specific guidelines. We have outlined the process for each state in our Guide to State PD Credits.

 

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.