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Post - Degree Diploma in Financial Planning Douglas College




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Course info


The Post-Degree Diploma in Financial Planning covers the fundamentals of financial management and personal finance. Students learn financial services marketing, Canadian securities, wealth management and more. Graduates of the program qualify to challenge the Level 1 Certified Financial Planning exam. The required CFP courses are:

  • FINC 2300
  • FINC 3350 or 3390
  • BUSN 3730
  • ACCT 3370
  • FINC 3300
  • FINC 4340 or 4360.

Career transfer pathways

Financial Services is a growth sector that actively recruits college graduates to meet the demand for financial planning and investment professionals.

The Financial Planning Diploma Program was developed in consultation with banking and investment industry employers. The skills provided have been deemed essential for anyone considering a career with them.

Graduates of the program work in financial planning at banks, credit unions, securities dealers, insurance companies and in-house for other large organizations.

Completing the post-degree diploma qualifies you to challenge the Level 1 Certified Financial Planning exam.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Post - Degree Diploma in Financial Planning.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

CAD$18,000.00 (10,25,095) per year


04-Jan-21, 10-May-21


Douglas College

New Westminster Campus,

700 Royal Avenue,


British Columbia (BC),

V3M 5Z5, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Bachelor or Master degree with an average of C or equivalent

All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing ONE of the following:

• TOEFL - Minimum score 83 IBT (minimum 20 in all sections) (Douglas College’s institutional code is 9568)

• IELTS - Minimum overall band test score of 6.5 (no band below 6.0) (Academic Module only)

• Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Minimum score of 56 (Academic Module only)

• International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language A (Standard Level) - Minimum grade of 3 or C

• Proof of undergraduate (bachelor) degree from a post-secondary institution where English is the language of instruction (in a country where English is the official language)

• Completion of the Douglas College English Language and Learning Acquisition (ELLA) Program

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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