Originally Posted by Kroy
my friend was studying for those... aren't there like 6 tests or something? or is this after those tests?
The 6 tests and then a 2-day cumulative exam is the CFP
Taking coursework and then getting approved to take a 1-day exam is the CPA
Taking coursework or studying on your own and taking 3 large tests is the CFA
CFP = financial planning
CPA = accounting
CFA = financial analysis
FWIW, I'm studying for the CFP right now....