Financial Planning Certificate

Certified Financial Planners (CFP®) work with individuals and families to advise and help them plan for a solid financial future. They provide guidance in areas including insurance, savings, investments, asset management, and retirement planning.

This program is geared towards individuals:

  • working in the financial planning field and would like to achieve certification
  • changing careers
  • seeking to understand a segment of the financial planning process for their own enrichment

There are six courses in the program. Each class will meet at the Stamford campus once a week for 12 weeks.

Guide to Certification

Upcoming Course Offerings:

Dates Coming Soon

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Paul Rivera

Dr. Paul Rivera received his doctorate in Finance & International Business and his MBA from Pace University (1985). He received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical & Computing Engineering from Manhattan College (1967).Dr. Rivera has over 30 years of experience in teaching as an adjunct instructor in Financial Planning and has worked for American Brands, Inc., the Xerox Corporation, and GTE International, Inc.

CFP Board Career Center

The CFP Board Career Center is a free online resource for financial planners which provides information on

  • Job postings
  • Internship opportunities
  • Confidential resume posting
  • Job alert notification process
  • Company profiles
  • Geographic searches
  • Career development resources
  • Financial planning industry information

More Information

Angela Pitcher
Executive Director, Part-Time Undergraduate Admissions
Tel: 203-371-7942

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the trademarks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and Certified Financial Planner® in the U.S., which it awards to individual who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Sacred Heart University does not certify individuals to use the CFP®,Certified Financial Planner™ and with flame logo. CFP® certification is granted solely by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to individuals who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience and examination requirements.