Overview

Next Gen Personal Finance deeply values the professional development of Educators across the country. NGPF now offers an NGPF Certification for Educators on specific Personal Finance topics, free of charge!

 

For support, contact Certifications@ngpf.org

 

 


Course Schedule

**NOTE: Fall courses will be held over a 5 week period in efforts to accommodate fall schedules. Each course will have a single 2-hour session per week, culminating in 10 total hours. Exams will be taken during the exam window.

Upcoming Banking & Budgeting Course

Banking & Budgeting Cohort #5 [August 24th - September 25th]

Wednesdays AM

9am - 11am PDT

12pm - 2pm EDT

Sessions

8/26/20 - Session 1 of 5

9/2/20 - Session 2 of 5

9/9/20 - Session 3 of 5

9/16/20 - Session 4 of 5

9/23/20 - Session 5 of 5

Exam Window

September 25th - 28th

OR

Wednesdays PM

12pm - 2pm PDT

3pm - 5pm EDT

Sessions

8/26/20 - Session 1 of 5

9/2/20 - Session 2 of 5

9/9/20 - Session 3 of 5

9/16/20 - Session 4 of 5

9/23/20 - Session 5 of 5

 

Exam Window

September 25th - 28th

Upcoming Insurance Course

Insurance Cohort #5 [August 24th - September 25th]

Tuesdays

12pm - 2pm PDT

3pm - 5pm EDT

Sessions

8/25/20 - Session 1 of 5

9/1/20 - Session 2 of 5

9/8/20 - Session 3 of 5

9/15/20 - Session 4 of 5

9/22/20 - Session 5 of 5

Exam Window

September 25th - 28th

OR

Thursdays

12pm - 2pm PDT

3pm - 5pm EDT

Sessions

8/27/20 - Session 1 of 5

9/3/20 - Session 2 of 5

9/10/20 - Session 3 of 5

9/17/20 - Session 4 of 5

9/24/20 - Session 5 of 5

 

Exam Window

September 25th - 28th

Upcoming Paying for College Course

Paying for College Cohort #5 [August 24th - September 25th]

Tuesdays

12pm - 2pm PDT

3pm - 5pm EDT

Sessions

8/25/20 - Session 1 of 5

9/1/20 - Session 2 of 5

9/8/20 - Session 3 of 5

9/15/20 - Session 4 of 5

9/22/20 - Session 5 of 5

Exam Window

September 25th - 28th

OR

Thursdays

12pm - 2pm PDT

3pm - 5pm EDT

Sessions

8/27/20 - Session 1 of 5

9/3/20 - Session 2 of 5

9/10/20 - Session 3 of 5

9/17/20 - Session 4 of 5

9/24/20 - Session 5 of 5

 

Exam Window

September 25th - 28th

 Upcoming Taxes Course

Taxes Cohort #5 [August 24th - September 25th]

Wednesdays AM

9am - 11am PDT

12pm - 2pm EDT

Sessions

8/26/20 - Session 1 of 5

9/2/20 - Session 2 of 5

9/9/20 - Session 3 of 5

9/16/20 - Session 4 of 5

9/23/20 - Session 5 of 5

Exam Window

September 25th - 28th

OR

Wednesdays PM

12pm - 2pm PDT

3pm - 5pm EDT

Sessions

8/26/20 - Session 1 of 5

9/2/20 - Session 2 of 5

9/9/20 - Session 3 of 5

9/16/20 - Session 4 of 5

9/23/20 - Session 5 of 5

 

Exam Window

September 25th - 28th

Note: NGPF will not be offering the Investing or Credit content Certification Courses during Cohort #5

 


Register for Upcoming Courses

**NOTE: Fall courses will be held over a 5 week period in efforts to accommodate fall schedules. Each course will have a single 2-hour session per week, culminating in 10 total hours. Exams will be taken during the exam window.

 

Registration for Cohort #5 Certification Courses

will open on August 12th at 9am PDT.

 

If you signed up and do not see five sessions for your registered course on your My NGPF Academy Page,

please fill out this troubleshooting form and we will get back to you within 36 hours.

 

 

Future Cohort(s)

Certification Course

Fall Cohort #5

Fall Courses*

 

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

Sessions: August 24th - September 25th

Registration: opens August 12th

Exam Window: September 25th - 28th

Certification Course

Fall Cohort #6

Fall Courses*

 

Course topics to be offered: Insurance, Credit, TBD

Sessions: October 10th - November 6th

Registration: TBD

Exam Window: November 6th - 9th

Certification Course

Fall Cohort #7

Fall Courses*

 

Course topics to be offered: TBD

Sessions: November 16th - December 18th

Registration: TBD

Exam Window: December 18th - 21st 

*Fall courses will be held over a 5 week period in efforts to accommodate fall schedules. Each course will have a single 2-hour session per week, culminating in 10 total hours. Exams will be taken during the exam window.

 

 


Certification Courses offered during Cohort #5: 

Course Description

 

Banking & Budgeting

During this course, participants will cover essential strategies and tools for successfully banking and budgeting. Throughout the 9 session course, sessions will focus on Online Banking, Overdraft Fees, Budgeting Strategies, Types of Savings Accounts, Negotiating for a Car and more! 

 

Insurance

This course will cover many facets of insurance from Renters insurance, to Homeowners insurance, to Health Insurance. Educators will walk away with a working knowledge of insurance types and forms.

 

Paying for College

In this course, participants will investigate the financial aid process. Sessions will focus on college pricing, the role of the FAFSA, financial aid, 529 college savings plans, student loans, financial aid offers, and more!

 

Taxes

During this course, participants will cover fundamental concepts in the Taxes curriculum. Learn up to date information about the tax process, forms, and activities.

To become NGPF Certified you must:

  • Successfully complete the 10 hour course for one content area [ex. Banking & Budgeting]
    • 9 hours of Professional Development (3 three hour sessions) and a 1 hour course exam.
  • Pass the exam with an 80% or better 
    • You do not have to register in advance for the exam, a link will be sent to you the day before the exam window if you are eligible
    • You may retake the exam in future exam windows if needed. 

 


Frequently Asked Questions 

   

 Will Certification Courses affect my NGPF Academy credits for the 2020-21 School Year?

Yes! NGPF Certification Courses will count towards NGPF Academy! Each session will count towards your NGPF Academy credit count. In addition you will receive 1 hour of NGPF Academy credit when you pass the exam!

As an added bonus to your Certification, your NGPF Academy account will house the badges you have earned by completing an NGPF Certification Course! Collect them all!

In addition to that awesome NGPF swag, you will also receive Amazon gift cards as you complete 10 hour increments of PD (we will retain the mystery of the swag).

 

To learn more about NGPF Academy for 2020-21, follow the link here.

What can I expect for the NGPF Certification Exam?

The Exam Length

  • 30 Questions 

Exam 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?

 

Can I complete multiple sessions during the Thursday time slot?

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

No, all Thursday session are from 1pm to 4pm Pacific and are being run simultaneously. Please select only one Thursday Course to register for during a cohort.

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

Do I have to renew this yearly?

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

 

No! However your Certification will be dated and, just like any other Certification, getting it renewed ensures you have the most up-to-date credential and content knowledge.



Will NGPF offer other Professional Development opportunities in addition to these courses? 

Will these courses be only offered once? 

 

Yes, NGPF Virtual PDs will occur throughout the Summer! You can navigate by clicking Teacher PDs -> Online PDs on the tool bar or register for Virtual PDs here.

No, each of the 3 week Certification courses will be repeated throughout the summer!