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

Upcoming Investing Course

Investing Cohort #4 [August 3rd - 21st]

Mondays

7am - 10am PDT

10am - 1pm EDT

Sessions

8/3/20 - Session 1 of 3

8/10/20 - Session 2 of 3

8/17/20 - Session 3 of 3

Exam Window

August 21st - 24th

Upcoming Credit Course

Credit Cohort #4 [August 3rd - 21st]

Thursdays

9am - 12pm PDT

12pm - 3pm EDT

Sessions

8/6/20 - Session 1 of 3

8/13/20 - Session 2 of 3

8/20/20 - Session 3 of 3

Exam Window

August 21st - 24th

Upcoming Paying for College Course

Paying for College Cohort #4 [August 3rd - 21st]

Tuesdays

6am - 9am PDT

9am - 12pm EDT

Sessions

8/4/20 - Session 1 of 3

8/11/20 - Session 2 of 3

8/18/20 - Session 3 of 3

Exam Window

August 21st - 24th

OR

Wednesdays

1pm - 4pm PDT

4pm - 7pm EDT

Sessions

8/5/20 - Session 1 of 3

8/12/20 - Session 2 of 3

8/19/20 - Session 3 of 3

 

Exam Window

August 21st - 24th

 Upcoming Taxes Course

Taxes Cohort #4 [August 3rd - 21st]

Wednesdays

9am - Noon PDT

Noon - 3pm EDT

Sessions

8/5/20 - Session 1 of 3

8/12/20 - Session 2 of 3

8/19/20 - Session 3 of 3

Exam Window

August 21st - 24th

 

OR

Thursdays

1pm - 4pm PDT

4pm - 7pm EDT

Sessions

8/6/20 - Session 1 of 3

8/13/20 - Session 2 of 3

8/20/20 - Session 3 of 3

 

Exam Window

August 21st - 24th

 

Note: NGPF will not be offering the Banking & Budgeting Certification Course during Cohort #4

 


Register for Upcoming Courses

 

All courses for Cohort #4 are now filled.

Registration is now closed. No waitlist is offered.

 

If you signed up and do not see three 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

 

*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. Times for the course sessions will be 1pm-3pm Pacific OR 4pm-6pm Pacific.

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 

 


Certification Courses offered during Cohort #4: 

Course Description

 

Investing

During this course, participants will build the foundational understanding of: the power of compounding, stocks and bonds. In addition, we will tackle mutual funds, index funds, managing risk and how psychology impacts our investing behaviors and discussions of current trends in investing.  

 

Credit

In this course, participants will walk through the major aspects of credit, loans, and debt management. We will start with an overview of the history of credit from a cross-curricular lens. Then we will build our foundation of credit essentials as we move towards the complexities of the United States crediting system, common pitfalls, and current trends!

 

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!