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IFPHK may waive some of the required education requirement based on previous education and qualification. Candidates can apply by completing the application form after comparing the pre-approved subjects for exemption with their own transcripts to determine exemption of the education courses. All candidates are kindly advised to review the conditions for approval before submitting the application form.
 

1.     Courses for Exemption

 

Currently the following courses will be considered for exemptions through transcript review:

 

1.1   For Degree Programs or above:

 

CFP Certification Education Program:

                Course 1: Investment Planning and Asset Management

                Course 2: Insurance Planning and Risk Management

                Course 3: Tax Planning and Estate Planning

 

*  Applications of exemption for Course 4 of the CFP Certification Education Program will not be considered at this point of time.

 

1.2   For Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Programs:

 

AFP Certification Education Program

  

2.     Conditions for Approval

 

To claim exemption for program/courses, the academic subjects must meet the following conditions:

 

2.1   For Degree Programs:

Condition 1:      The subject(s) must be offered by accredited universities, or institutions with an equivalent.

Condition 2:      The subject(s) must be at degree level.

Condition 3:      Each subject must have a minimum of 40 contact hours. The applicant must have received a passing grade or above.

Condition 4:      The contents of the subject(s) must match to indicative contents of the exempted course(s).

 

2.2   For Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Programs:

Condition 1:      The subject(s) must be offered by accredited universities, or institutions with an equivalent.

Condition 2:      The subject(s) must be at Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma level.

Condition 3:     The subject(s) must have a minimum of 120 contact hours. The applicant must have received a passing grade or above on each of the relevant subject(s) and have awarded the relevant Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma.

Condition 4:      The contents of the subject(s) must match to indicative contents of the exempted program.

3.     Valid Period for Approval of Transcript Review

 

There is NO expiry date set on the approval status.

  

4.     Pre-approved Subjects for Exemption

 

The following subjects / programs offered at local education institutions have been assessed by IFPHK and awarded a pre-approved status for exemption.  Their students just need to submit complete transcript review applications together with official transcripts showing passing grades in the subjects / programs and appropriate application fees, in order to obtain exemption from the respective course(s) of the CFPCM Certification Education Program / AFPTM Certification Education Program.

 

Remarks: For associate degree / higher diploma programs listed, applicants must have successfully completed the entire program and have been awarded the associate degree / higher diploma before applying for transcript review.



CFP Certification Education Program (Course 1: Investment Planning and Asset Management)

Institution

Code

Course / Program

Chu Hai College of Higher Education

FNE301 +

FNE311

Investment Portfolio Management; PLUS

Financial Markets and Institutions

City University of Hong Kong

EF3320 +

EF4320

Security Analysis and Portfolio Management; PLUS

Advanced Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

City University of Hong Kong

EF5050 +

EF5052

Derivatives and Risk Management; PLUS

Investments

Hang Seng Management College

FIN3002 +

FIN3003 +

FIN4006

Introduction to Financial Management; PLUS

Principles of Investments; PLUS

Portfolio Management

Hang Seng Management College

FIN2001 +

FIN3003 +

FIN4006

Financial Management; PLUS

Principles of Investments; PLUS

Portfolio Management

Hong Kong Baptist University

FIN2250 /

FINE3005

Investment Management

Hong Kong College of Technology

20410 +

20427 +

21081

Financial Management; PLUS

International Business Finance; PLUS

Advanced Financial Management

Hong Kong Shue Yan University

BUS410

Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

Lingnan University

FIN300 /

FIN2300

Investment and Portfolio Management

PolyU SPEED

SPD4207

Asset Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

AF5334

Investments

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

AF4317 +

AF4324 +

AF4325

Derivative Securities; PLUS

Financial Planning; PLUS

Wealth Management

The Open University of Hong Kong

FIN B385F

Investment Management

Tung Wah College

FIN3122

Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management


CFP Certification Education Program (Course 2: Insurance Planning and Risk Management)

Institution

Code

Course / Program

Chu Hai College of Higher Education

FNE215 +

FNE375

Financial Planning; PLUS

Risk Management and Insurance

City University of Hong Kong

EF5300 +

EF5343

Advanced Personal Finance; PLUS

Corporate Risk Management Policies

City University of Hong Kong

MS4232 +

MS4241

Casualty Insurance; PLUS

Life Insurance

Hong Kong Shue Yan University

BUS406

Insurance

Lingnan University

RIM201 /

RIM2201

Principles of Insurance

PolyU SPEED

SPD4206

Insurance Practices

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

AF3318

Principles of Insurance

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

AF5348

Risk Management and Insurance

Tung Wah College

FIN4137

Risk Management and Insurance


CFP Certification Education Program (Course 3: Tax Planning and Estate Planning)

Institution

Code

Course / Program

Chu Hai College of Higher Education

FNE215 +

ABA367

Financial Planning; PLUS

Hong Kong Taxation

Hang Seng Management College

ACC3003 /

ACY3003 +

FIN4004

Hong Kong Taxation; PLUS

 

Personal Financial Planning

Hong Kong Shue Yan University

BUS310 + BUS405

Estate and Retirement Planning; PLUS

Tax Planning / Hong Kong Taxation and Planning

Lingnan University

ACT203 / ACT3203 + RIM250 / RIM2250

Taxation; PLUS

 

Personal Risk and Financial Planning

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

AF5214 +

AF5350

Taxation for Financial Planning; PLUS

Employee Benefits and Estate Planning

Tung Wah College

FIN4135 +

FIN4136

Taxation and Tax Planning; PLUS

Employee Compensation and Estate Management


AFP Certification Education Program

Institution

Code

Course / Program

Community College of City University

N/A

Associate of Business Administration in Financial Services

CUHK School of Continuing and Professional Studies

N/A

Higher Diploma in Financial Services

HKBU College of International Education

N/A

Associate Degree with concentration in Financial Management1

HKBU College of International Education

N/A

Associate Degree with concentration in Wealth Management1

HKU SPACE - Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College

N/A

Higher Diploma in Business (Accounting and Financial Planning)/
Higher Diploma in Accounting - Accounting and Financial Planning Stream

Hong Kong College of Technology

N/A

Higher Diploma in Business (Finance)2

Hong Kong College of Technology

N/A

Higher Diploma in Business Administration (Finance)2

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education

N/A

Higher Diploma in Financial Planning and Investment

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education

BA124003 /

BA124010

Higher Diploma in Financial Services (Investment and Wealth Management) /
Higher Diploma in Banking and Finance (Investment and Wealth Management)

OUHK Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education

N/A

Higher Diploma in Business Administration and Management3

PolyU Hong Kong Community College

8C008-AF4

Associate Degree in Business (Accounting and Finance)

PolyU Hong Kong Community College

8C008-BM4

Associate Degree in Business (Business Management)

PolyU Hong Kong Community College

8C008-NS4

Associate Degree in Business

PolyU Hong Kong Community College

8C108-FIN5

Associate Degree in Business (Finance)

PolyU Hong Kong Community College

8C008-NS5

Associate Degree in Business

PolyU Hong Kong Community College

8C015

Higher Diploma in Financial and Investment Planning

PolyU Hong Kong Community College

8C121-FIP

Higher Diploma in Financial and Investment Planning

 

 

1  Required to pass all three relevant subjects, namely, Financial Planning (Code: CS2596 / WMGT3302), Investment Management (Code: CS2616 / WMGT3303) and Principles of Insurance (Code: CS2606 / WMGT3305).

 

2  Required to pass all four relevant subjects, namely, Business Finance, Foundation of Financial Planning, Investment & Portfolio Management and Insurance & Risk Management.

 

3  Required to pass all two relevant subjects, namely, Fundamentals of Financial Planning I (Code: FIN4078EF) and Fundamentals of Financial Planning II (Code: FIN4079EF).

 

4  Required to pass all five relevant subjects, namely, Financial Management (Code: CC3111), Principles of Insurance (Code: CC3137), Principles of Investment (Code: CC3138); Principles of Financial Planning (Code: CC3152) and Retirement and Estate Planning (Code: CC3173).

 

5  Required to pass all five relevant subjects, namely, Personal Financial Planning (Code: CCN1021), Financial Management (Code: CCN2113), Principles of Investments (Code: CCN2132); Principles of Insurance (Code: CCN2145) and Retirement and Estate Planning (Code: CCN2161).