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 a two-hour session of live course each week

WEEK 5

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 #19

SESSIONS

Jan 3 - Feb 3

REGISTRATION

CLOSED

EXAM WINDOW

Feb 4 - Feb 11

Course topics offered: Advanced Investing, Credit, Insurance, Investing

 

Credit

 4pm - 6pm PT / 7pm - 9pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Jan 4
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Tues, Jan 11
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Tues, Jan 18
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Tues, Jan 25
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Tues, Feb 1
  EXAM WINDOW Feb 4 - 11
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Advanced Investing

 2pm - 4pm PT / 5pm - 7pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Wed, Jan 5
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Wed, Jan 12
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Wed, Jan 19
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Wed, Jan 26
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Wed, Feb 2
  EXAM WINDOW Feb 4 - 11
INVITE ONLY

Insurance

 2pm - 4pm PT / 5pm - 7pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Thurs, Jan 6
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Thurs, Jan 13
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Thurs, Jan 20
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Thurs, Jan 27
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Thurs, Feb 3
  EXAM WINDOW Feb 4 - 11
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Investing

 4pm - 6pm PT / 7pm - 9pm ET

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Thurs, Jan 6
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Thurs, Jan 13
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Thurs, Jan 20
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Thurs, Jan 27
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Thurs, Feb 3
  EXAM WINDOW Feb 4 - 11
REGISTRATION CLOSED

COHORT #20

SESSIONS

Feb 7 - Mar 10

REGISTRATION

OPEN

EXAM WINDOW

Mar 11 - 18

Course topics offered: Banking & Budgeting, Career, Cryptocurrency Basics, Paying for College, Psychology of Money

 

Paying for College

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

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Feb 8
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Tues, Feb 15
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Tues, Feb 22
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Tues, Mar 1
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Tues, Mar 8
  EXAM WINDOW Mar 11 - 18
REGISTER

Psychology of Money

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

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Tues, Feb 8
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Tues, Feb 15
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Tues, Feb 22
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Tues, Mar 1
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Tues, Mar 8
  EXAM WINDOW Mar 11 - 18
REGISTER

Career

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

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Wed, Feb 9
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Wed, Feb 16
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Wed, Feb 23
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Wed, Mar 2
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Wed, Mar 9
  EXAM WINDOW Mar 11 - 18
REGISTER

Cryptocurrency Basics

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

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Wed, Feb 9
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Wed, Feb 16
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Wed, Feb 23
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Wed, Mar 2
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Wed, Mar 9
  EXAM WINDOW Mar 11 - 18
REGISTRATION FULL

Banking & Budgeting

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

WEEK 1 SESSION 1 Thurs, Feb 10
WEEK 2 SESSION 2 Thurs, Feb 17
WEEK 3 SESSION 3 Thurs, Feb 24
WEEK 4 SESSION 4 Thurs, Mar 3
WEEK 5 SESSION 5 Thurs, Mar 10
  EXAM WINDOW Mar 11 - 18
REGISTER

COHORT #21

SESSIONS

Mar 14 - April 14

REGISTRATION

Mid Feb

EXAM WINDOW

Apr 15 - 22

Course topics offered: Behavioral Economics *NEW*, Credit, Cryptocurrency Basics, Investing

COHORT #22

SESSIONS

April 18 - May 19

REGISTRATION

Mid March

EXAM WINDOW

May 20 - 27

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


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 19 [1/3 - 2/3]

WED 2PM - 4PM PACIFIC

Banking & Budgeting

This course will cover essential strategies and tools for successfully banking and budgeting.
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COHORT 20 [2/7 - 3/10]

THURS 4PM - 6PM 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.
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COHORT TBD

TBD

Career

In this course, participants will learn up-to-the-minute trends regarding 21st century careers.
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COHORT 20 [2/7 - 3/10]

WED 2PM - 4PM PACIFIC

Credit

In this course, participants will walk through the major aspects of credit, loans, and debt management.
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COHORT 19 [1/3 - 2/3]

TUES 4PM - 6PM 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 20 [2/7 - 3/10]

WED 4PM - 6PM PACIFIC

Insurance

This course will cover many facets of insurance from renters insurance, to homeowners insurance, to health insurance.
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COHORT 19 [1/3 - 2/3]

THURS 2PM - 4PM PACIFIC

Investing

This course emphasizes vocabulary, content knowledge and NGPF resources for Investing instructional use.
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COHORT 19 [1/3 - 2/3]

THURS 4PM - 6PM PACIFIC

Paying for College

In this course, participants will investigate the financial aid process.
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COHORT 20 [2/7 - 3/10]

TUES 2PM - 4PM 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 20 [2/7 - 3/10]

TUES 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 TBD

TENTATIVE SUMMER 2022

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%

  

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!

 

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.