Continuing Education Credits

CAGP provides many opportunities to further education in the world of gift planning. CAGP also supports current certifying bodies that have included gift planning in their listed curriculum enabling CE credits. CAGP has formally partnered with the following to offer CE credits for their educational offerings.


CFRE International (Certified Fund Raising Executive)

cfre_conted_logo17.jpgCFRE International offers an internationally recognized baseline professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives. Based on current and valid practice-based standards, the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is a personal and professional achievement that sets standards in philanthropy. The CFRE credential demonstrates an individual's mastery of the standards set for core knowledge and skills required of fundraising executives after five years of experience.

This practice-based designation requires demonstration of having met these standards through both a written application and an examination. CAGP is an approved Continuing Education Provider for CFRE. This means that we submit our programs to CFRE International for review to verify that the programs meet CFRE International's continuing education standards. Only those CE Providers who have registered programs with CFRE International may advertise that the programs have been pre-approved by CFRE International for Continuing Education Points on the CFRE application for both Initial Certification and Recertification.

CAGP National Educational Events provide continuing education points for the following courses and events:

  •  Gift Planning Fundamentals (7 points)
  •  Original Canadian Gift Planning Course (approx. 26-28 points)
  •  Strategic Gift Planning Bootcamp for Major Gift Professionals (approx. 17-19 points)
  •  The CAGP Annual Conference (approx. 16 points)
  •  CAGP Webinars (each 1-hour webinar is worth 1 CFRE point)

To learn whether your local Chapter event counts toward CFRE credits, please contact your Chapter Education Chair.

CAGP is one of eighteen (18) leading philanthropic associations who have partnered with CFRE and endorse their certification process. As a member of CAGP, you receive a 20% discount on the fee to write your exams for certification or re-certification.

Please visit the CFRE website for more information on becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), contact CFRE International at learn@cfre.org or 703-820-5555.


The Institute for Advanced Financial Education (IAFE)

The Institute for Advanced Financial Education (The Institute) is the leading accreditation body in Canada and provides a platform of standards and advanced knowledge through its designation programs. The Institute currently boasts 5,000 CLU and CHS designates in good standing across Canada. Advocis, its sister organization, is the definitive voice of financial advisors and planners, advocating for professionalism and consumer protection.

CAGP offers accreditation with The Institute for Gift Planning Fundamentals (7 CE Credits) and certain webinars and annual Conference sessions.


Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC)

fpsc_logo.pngAs a professional standards-setting and certification body working in the public interest, FPSC’s purpose is to drive value and instill confidence in financial planning. FPSC ensures those it certifies (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professionals and FPSC Level 1® Certificants in Financial Planning) meet appropriate standards of competence and professionalism through rigorous requirements of education, examination, experience and ethics.

CAGP offers accreditation with FPSC for Strategic Gift Planning Bootcamp for Major Gift Professionals (3 CE Credits) and certain annual Conference sessions.

 

For more information about Continuing Education Credits, contact Erin Kuhns, Manager, Education and Training at 1-888-430-9494 Ext. 222 or email ekuhns@cagp-acpdp.org