1890 FCS-DIA

Become a Family Financial Planner

Frequently asked questions

Phone: 336-334-7850

Fax: 336-334-7265

E-mail: info@1890fcsdia.org

What will the Alliance mean to students?

Each participating 1890 Alliance institution will award a certificate in Family Financial Planning to students who successfully complete the course requirements. The certificate program will teach more than 80 integrated, CFP Board required topics, such as General Financial Planning, Insurance, Retirement, Employee Benefits, Investments, Income Taxes, and Estate Planning.


Is the 1890 FCS-DIA “Family Financial Planning” program registered with the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Board of Standards?

Yes, we are currently registered with the CFP® Board.


How long will it take for students to complete the 1890 FCS-DIA “Family Financial Planning” program?

Depending on the student, more than 80 integrated, CFP Board required topics may take anywhere from one to two years and a half, with an average of about two years.


What is required to receive a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ designation at the completion of this program?

To receive the designation, you must earn or have a Bachelor’s Degree, complete the designated courses, complete a 3 year internship and pass the CFP exam. Continuing work toward CFP® certification is at the discretion of the student. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks in the U.S. and awards them to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.


Will I earn college credit for these courses?

Yes, at the affiliate school where you have applied.


When are the courses offered?

The current course schedule is shown in the table below.


Will 1890 FCS-DIA “Family Financial Planning” courses enable students to pass the CFP® exam?

The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Board of Standards website says: “Although education is a fundamental part of achieving CFP® certification, fulfillment of the education requirement does not automatically equate to preparedness for the CFP® Certification Examination.”


Also, students may not remember everything from the first couple of courses taken if it takes them two years to complete the program. So, CFP® Certification Exam preparation will probably need to include more than just the courses in the 1890 FCS-DIA FFP Program. For more information see CFP® website at www.CFP.net


How do I get started in the program?

You must submit an application to the FCS – DIA coordinator at the affiliate institution.

Once accepted into the program, register for the course through the Office of Continuing Studies at NC A&T State University.

Pay for the course by check or credit card.

Once enrolled in the program at one of the member institutions, students will register for all courses through that institution. At NC A&T, registration is facilitated by the Office of Continuing Studies.


What is the cost? 

The cost is $600 per course.





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