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Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI)

Designation Essentials
Status Currently offered and recognized by the issuing organization.
Issuing Organization National Financial Educators Council (NFEC)
Qualification and Training Requirements


Designation Training Requirements

Completion of NFEC-administered coursework, including 40 professional development hours; completion of workbook, assigned activities and best-practices manual.

Designation Exam Type

Final Certification exam (online, closed book)

Continuing Education Requirements

Annual re-certification, including continuing education and additional testing

Verification and Complaints
Online Designation Resource


Investor Complaint Process

Online at Report a Certified Financial Education Instructor

Published List of Disciplined Designees