WHAT IS NGPF ACADEMY?
Build your confidence to teach personal finance in the classroom and earn swag along the way. Attend your first professional development opportunity to get started.
Academy swag is intended for K-12 educators. For full eligibility rules, view detailed swag info below.
How does NGPF Academy work?
Register for NGPF PD: Virtual PD, NGPF On-Demand, Certification Courses, and/or NGPF Conferences
For every hour of NGPF professional development you attend, you’ll earn one NGPF Academy credit
Once you reach the Academy milestones (see below) you will earn swag. This is our way of thanking educators - for all you do for your students and community.
3 Ways to start earning NGPF Academy Credits:
Attend a Virtual PD
Brush up on your content knowledge, find support for personal finance activities, or collaborate with other personal finance teachers.SIGN UP NOW
Get NGPF Certified
Get in-depth knowledge of specific Personal Finance topics through a 5-session NGPF Certification Course culminating in a Certification Exam. Courses are great additions to your practice and resume!LEARN MORE
Access NGPF On-Demand
Deepen your content knowledge through modules on your own schedule and at your own pace.SEE MODULES
What incentives will I earn?
At each of these four levels, you'll earn a new piece of NGPF swag.
How do I get my NGPF Academy Swag?
From June 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 (formerly May 31, 2023), you can accumulate NGPF Academy credits and reach the milestones to earn swag. We partner with an external vendor and ship swag once a quarter (starting Academy Year 2023-2024 we will ship once every semester). Please look at the chart to determine your expected ship date for your swag.
Swag is shipped to your home address, so make sure this is accurate in your NGPF profile. Please note we are unable to ship to PO Boxes.
Update: To better align with the academic year, NGPF is extending the 2022-23 Academy Year through June 30, 2023. The 2023-24 Academy Year will run July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024. Additionally, in the new Academy year, NGPF will be switching to swag shipments once every semester (rather than the current quarterly shipment schedule).
Any educator can participate in and track their PD hours through NGPF Academy by enrolling in one of many NGPF Professional Development opportunities. However, NGPF Academy is intended for K-12 teachers and educators reaching a multitude of students. Finance professionals, homeschool educators, adult educators, and educators outside the U.S. are welcome to attend our professional development offerings but will not receive swag.
*NOTE: You may hear that people have received theirs before you. Please refrain from emailing firstname.lastname@example.org until the shipping window has fully passed.
Quarter when Academy milestone
1ST QUARTER (JUNE 1 - AUG 31)
2ND QUARTER (SEPT 1 - NOV 30)
3RD QUARTER (DEC 1 - FEB 28)
4TH QUARTER (MARCH 1 - JUN 30)
Visit ‘My NGPF Academy’ to find:
Zoom links for upcoming sessions
Transcripts to print
Frequently Asked Questions
What PD counts toward NGPF Academy?
All NGPF-hosted PD counts. However, external sessions outside of NGPF (even if hosted by an NGPF team member) do not count unless explicitly stated.
Can I repeat the same sessions I got credit for in previous Academy years?
You are welcome to re-take any Virtual PD, Certification Course, and/or On-Demand module. However, if you have previously received Academy credit for the session, you will not receive another. Credits for On-Demand courses only apply to NGPF Academy earnings once per lifetime.
Do credits from the previous NGPF Academy Years carry over?
No, NGPF Academy Credits reset to zero each year on July 1.
Once I earn 'senior' level, can I start over again in the same Academy year?
No, you can only earn each level once per Academy year.
*Note: To maintain the integrity of the program, we regularly reference the Nearpod and Zoom reports to check for full participation. We ask that you participate actively in all of our PD offerings and act with integrity. We reserve the right to exclude anyone from the NGPF Academy program.