National Institute of Certified College Planners

The CCPS® Designation


The CCPS® (Certified College Planning Specialist™) designation is THE standard of excellence for college financial planning. Since 2002, the CCPS® designation is the ONLY college financial planning accreditation in the financial industry.

The CCPS® (Certified College Planning Specialist™) certification mark identifies college financial planning professionals who have met the high standards of competency and ethics established and enforced by National Institute of Certified College Planners (NICCP).

The CCPS® (Certified College Planning Specialist™) certification course is recognized by both the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) board and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) board and each board allows 8 hours of continuing education for passing the CCPS® exams.