Get NGPF Certified in personal finance topics

NGPF now offers online Certification Courses specializing in specific topics 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 on specific personal finance topics

Earn badges to add to your email signature and online resume


CERTIFICATION COURSE TOPICS

  Advanced Investing

  Credit

  Psychology of Money

  Banking & Budgeting

  Insurance

  Taxes

  Behavioral Finance

  Investing

  Career

  Paying for College

NGPF CERTIFICATION AT A GLANCE

WEEK 1-4

2 hours of live course

WEEK 5

1-hour live course + 1-hour optional review session

EXAM

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

 

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NEED TO MAKE UP A SESSION?

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

 

COHORT #10

  • Advanced Investing
  • Banking & Budgeting
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Career
  • Investing
  • Psychology of Money
  • Taxes

SESSIONS

March 16th - April 15th

REGISTRATION

OPEN

EXAM WINDOW

April 16th - 19th

 

*NOTE: Some NGPF Certification Courses overlap in time. Please do not register for sessions that conflict in their timing.

Advanced Investing (Invite Only)

Prerequisite is passing the Investing Course. This course is by invitation only and emphasizes vocabulary, content knowledge and NGPF resources for in Investing instructional use.
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Tuesdays

4-6pm PT / 7-9pm ET

Banking & Budgeting

This course will cover essential strategies and tools for successfully banking and budgeting.
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Wednesdays

4-6pm PT / 7-9pm ET

Behavioral Finance

This course will explore the psychology at work when it comes to financial decisions we make.
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Wednesdays

1-3pm PT / 4-6pm ET

Career

In this course, participants will learn up-to-the-minute trends regarding 21st century careers.
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Thursdays

2:30-4:30pm PT / 5:30-7:30pm ET

Credit

In this course, participants will walk through the major aspects of credit, loans, and debt management.
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NOT OFFERED DURING COHORT #10

Insurance

This course will cover many facets of insurance from renters insurance, to homeowners insurance, to health insurance.
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NOT OFFERED DURING COHORT #10

Investing

This course emphasizes vocabulary, content knowledge and NGPF resources for Investing instructional use.
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Wednesdays

2:30-4:30pm PT / 5:30-7:30pm ET

Paying for College

In this course, participants will investigate the financial aid process.
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NOT OFFERED DURING COHORT #10

Psychology of Money (Invite Only)

Prerequisite is the Behavioral Finance Course. 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.
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Tuesdays

2:30-4:30pm PT / 5:30-7:30pm ET

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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Tuesdays

4-6pm PT / 7-9pm ET

Future Cohorts

 

COHORT #11

  • Advanced Investing
  • Banking & Budgeting
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Career
  • Credit
  • Insurance
  • Investing
  • Paying for College
  • Psychology of Money
  • Taxes

SESSIONS

April 20th - May 20th

REGISTRATION

Opens early April

EXAM WINDOW

May 21st - 24th

 

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, 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! 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.