Designed for community-based professionals, the Financial Educator Certificate (FEC) is an online course equips learners with the expertise to assist others in managing financial resources, building assets, and enhancing financial well-being. The course delves into essential financial concepts, including wealth building, spending, saving, borrowing, and wealth protection. Gain insight into financial behavior theory and its practical applications, explore effective educational delivery methods, and understand financial education's ethics and program evaluation.

FEC is an online asynchronous course that uses a cohort model, meaning you take it along with a group of peers. You are all learning the same concepts at the same time. The course includes ten modules that are completed over 7-months. The course uses a combination of learning tools to keep you engaged, including video, case studies, quizzes and discussions.

Registration required by September 1, 2024.

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Course Dates

September 16, 2024 - April 21, 2025

Course Contact

Dung Mao

Mary Jo Katras

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Through individual study and online interaction with cohort peers, participants will demonstrate mastery of core financial practices, including the ability to:

  • Analyze financial situations.

  • Set goals.

  • Create spending and saving plans.

  • Build and repair credit.

  • Manage debt.

  • Access tax credits.

  • Build wealth.


Participants will also comprehend core tenets of financial education and evaluation, including the the ability to:

  • Apply financial educational theories.

  • Choose appropriate financial education delivery methods for intended outcomes.

  • Comprehend key principles in financial education program evaluation.

  • Demonstrate ethical principles in financial education.

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Financial Educator Certificate Program 2024-2025
Online, instructor led
Sep 16, 2024 to Apr 21, 2025
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