Certified Educational Consultant (CEC)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by issuing organization
Issuing Organization Foundation for Financial Education
Qualification and Educational Requirements
Prerequisites Candidates must meet the following:
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in financial services
  • Experience teaching adult students
  • Demonstrated to be in good standing with federal and state financial regulators
  • Letter of recommendation or referral from credible community member
  • Agree to site visit to review business practices
Education Requirements Candidates must complete the following:
  • Two-day, in-person training
  • Completion of a one year training period consisting of online live training modules, casework and a site visit to designation holder’s place of business
Examination Type Final Certification Exam (online, proctored)
Continuing Education Requirements 10 hours per year
Verification, Complaints and Accreditation
Check Designation Status Online None
Investor Complaint Process Online at f3eonline.org/report  
Published List of Disciplined Designees None
Accredited By None