Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc

The Executive Certificate in Financial Planning prepares individuals for success in the demanding but highly rewarding financial planning industry. The courses in this program cover the areas of expertise that are needed to develop comprehensive, effective financial plans for a variety of individual clients. Those who successfully complete the program are awarded a certificate of completion by Old Dominion University. As part of the CFP® certification, CFP® professionals also have made a commitment to CFP Board to act as a fiduciary when providing financial advice to a client. This educational program is also registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. The Executive Certificate in Financial Planning program consists of six courses. Courses are taken in succession and the entire program can be completed in just over one year. This program utilizes a combination of in-class lecture as well as live, online discussion to appeal to working professionals, executives and undergraduate students.





Old Dominion University's School of Continuing Education delivers classes online, around the region and on-site at business and industrial locations. Our partnership with LERN and UGotClass enables us to offer a wide range of programming and meet the evolving needs of our local, regional and global community.

By taking one of these classes, you'll register directly with LERN, who also help students, professional and lifelong learners move ahead and stay ahead.



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ODU's Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest HR professional society, representing +285,000 members in more than +165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. Our course is based on the NEW SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. Comprised of comprehensive learning modules teaching the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™), and advanced online multimedia resources, these study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.



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The School of Continuing Education has partnered with ThriveDX to offer digital skills bootcamps in cybersecurity, digital marketing, and software development. Students in each of the programs explore fundamental theory and gain hands-on experience in our innovative, online learning environment. Taught by industry experts and designed for learners of all backgrounds, these courses can provide you with the skills needed to launch or take your career to the next level.



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Virtual Education Software, Inc.

The School of Continuing Education has partnered with Virtual Education Software, Inc., to offer Teacher Licensure & Professional Development Courses for educators online. These interactive courses provide expert instruction at a pace that allows you to balance your professional development requirements with the rest of your busy life. Virtual Education Software, Inc. provides superior distance, asynchronous and blended continuing education courseware for professional educators and personnel in related academic or professional fields. VESi courses are now tablet compatible, making it easy for you to recertify anytime, anywhere with reliable, stable online access.



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Virginia Career Switcher Program

Career Switcher Program & VDOE

The Career Switcher Program provides an efficient path to the classroom for many individuals interested in pursuing a career in P-12 education. In order to apply for admission into the program, candidates must complete the steps in the appropriate application process. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum of three years of full-time work experience. In 1999, the Virginia General Assembly and VDOE established and successfully developed an alternative pathway to teaching which positively impacts Virginia's teacher shortages. ODU's Career Switcher Program in partnership with the VDOE offers a Fall and Spring Level I blended format combining both online and weekend classes, while accommodating participants who wish to remain employed in their current jobs as they pursue licensure.