Preparatory Course for Certified Financial Planner Examination

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Full Time: 8 months
Part Time: 12 months
Module 1: June / August / September
Module 2: July / August / September
Module 3: July / August / September
Module 4: July / August / September
Module 5: July / August / September
Module 6: June / August / September
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SkillsFuture Credit Eligible!*

The CFP® Certification signifies the gold standard of financial planning and wealth management. It is a mark of excellence and trustworthiness for practitioners, the qualities that consumers seek in a financial planner. There are more than 26 countries worldwide that has endorsed the CFP® mark.

TMC Academy is a preferred education provider for the CFP® Certification course in Singapore. Funding of up to 95%! (refer to Course Fees tab for more information)


100% Examination
Examinations are held by the Financial Planning Association of Singapore (FPAS) three times a year – in April, July and October/November.


Teaching and learning
There will be a combination of guided studies, lectures, and tutorials.

The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™/CFP® certification is obtained after the successful completion of the following 6 modules. The CFP® certification equips individuals with all the tools to be capable and confident of providing professional advice that meet strict international standards with regards to all aspects of financial and wealth planning.

Each module has 27 classroom hours and can be taken separately. 

  • Foundations in Financial Planning
  • Risk Management and Insurance Planning
  • Tax Planning and Estate Planning
  • Investment Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Financial Plan Construction and Professional Responsibilities


18 years old

Academic Qualification

Any of the following:

  • a full GCE A Level certificate (is 2 ‘A’s and 2 ‘O’s)
  • minimum 3 years of working experience in any profession

English Proficiency

Qualification taught and examinated in English


18 years old

Academic Qualification

Year 12 or equivalent qualification

English Proficiency

IELTS 5.5 if the qualification is not examinated in English

It is important to achieve regular attendance and meet the attendance requirement stipulated by the authorities (eg. Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore) and TMC. Failure to meet the requirement will lead to the following:

  • Rejection of Student Pass on re-application/renewal for international students.
  • Expulsion where students do not make any improvement in their attendance rate and/or consistently absent from class despite warnings and counselling given in accordance with the school policy

Attendance Requirement is as follows:

Module Attendance
For all propriety students, module attendance is required to be eligible for work to be assessed and sit for examination. The minimum module attendance is:

  • Full-time: 80% for Hawthorn and proprietary programs students and 75% for TMC College Students.
  • Part-time: 60% (minimum 75% is required for SSG-funded students)

Monthly Attendance:
All full-time international students must meet a monthly attendance of 90% required by ICA. Student pass shall be subjected to cancellation if the monthly attendance is not met continuously.

Full-time local students enrolled in courses that do not have module attendance requirement must meet a monthly attendance of 75%. Local students enrolled in external degree courses shall be subject to relevant university’s regulations regarding attendance.

Academic Fee
Certified Financial Planner / CFP Certification (Modules 1 to 6)

  • With Lectures: S$4,325

The fees cover the tuition and/or study materials fees and do not include the Initial Certification Application fee, examination fee, FPAS membership fee which are payable to Financial Planning Association of Singapore (FPAS).


Fundings Available

  • $500 SkillsFuture Credit. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website ( to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.
  • Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)
  • Up to 95% SSG Funding
  • 15% discount off course fees for charter member. Charter member refers to applicant who, at the time of enrollment for each module, are solely contracted or directly employed by FPAS Charter Member companies. An original supporting letter from the company and/or current authorization employment card must be provided.


Non-Academic Fee
Application fee: $100


Fee Protection Scheme
0.75% of (Course fee less grant + Medical insurance) OR S$25 whichever is higher


Medical insurance


Course Fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%