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Certified College Planning Specialist (CCPS)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization.
Issuing Organization National Institute of Certified College Planners
Qualification and Educational Requirements

Candidate must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Professional financial certification/designation or
  • Professional financial license (securities, insurance, accounting, etc.), or
  • A combination of education and experience deemed satisfactory by the NICCP Advisory Council
Education Requirements

Self-study course (three modules totaling 18 to 25 hours)

Examination Type

Final course exam for each module

Continuing Education Requirements

24 hours per year

Verification, Complaints and Accreditation
Check Designation Status Online

Online at CCPS Listing

Investor Complaint Process


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