Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
The Financial Planning program at Centennial College is for students who have already completed a post-secondary education and wish to enter the financial planning field in just two semesters.
This Business Graduate Certificate program uses instructional materials from professional bodies to deliver financial planning courses. A balance of theory and hands-on training in small sized classes allows for much interaction. The offering also provides you with most of the educational requirements to challenge the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam and is a pathway to the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) credential.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
Upon completion of this Financial Planning program, you will be able to:
- Integrate economic and personal information necessary for effective financial planning decisions.
- Compare, contrast and select financial products and services, investment planning and counselling services for clients, while adhering to industry standards.
- Effectively market financial services to clients to renew and gain new business.
- Recognize potential tax and legal implications within a financial planning situation.
- Integrate ethical decision-making processes into all aspects of the financial planning profession.
- Successfully adhere to financial planning principles and industry standards.
- Manually and electronically prepare accurate and relevant financial plans.
Start with a diploma, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Financial Planning program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering universities that are available for this program. Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits.
|Davenport University||Master of Business Administration – Accounting concentration|
- Certified financial planner
- Wealth management officer
- Financial advisor
- Financial analyst
- Chartered financial consultant
- Investment advisor
- Insurance broker
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- University degree or college advanced (three-year) diploma in a business related discipline (marketing, economics, etc.)
- Three-year college diploma or university degree (for select programs, a two-year diploma or degree is permitted) from a recognized institution. Most programs will consider applicants with partial education (two years) combined with two years of work experience relevant to the program.
- Proof of English proficiency
- An assessment of numeracy skills may be requested
How to Apply
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1. Apply Online
Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.
If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
All courses require the purchase of textbooks. Notably, there is a $1000 fee for online textbooks, training quizzes, and Industry Exams, for Canadian Securities Course Preparation 1 and 2 (FINA 739 and FINA 749). These courses are critical to success in the Financial Services Industry and successful completion of the Industry Exams earns the you the coveted CSC Certificate issued by the Canadian Securities Institute.
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017. Additional fees will apply for FINA 739 and FINA 749.
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