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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 Educational Requirements
Prerequisites None
Education Requirements Twelve hours of NFEC-administered coursework (online or in person); an additional eight hours may be required for those lacking financial experience. Completion of workbook, assigned activities and best-practices manual.
Examination Type Final Certification exam (online, closed book)
Continuing Education Requirements Final Certification exam (online, closed book)
Verification, Complaints and Accreditation
Check Designation Status Online None
Investor Complaint Process Online at Report a Certified Financial Education Instructor
Published List of Disciplined Designees None
Accredited By None