Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®)
The CDFA® designation is issued by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts to accounting, financial, and legal professionals who are looking to obtain specialized training in the field of pre-divorce financial planning.
Prerequisites Candidates looking to obtain their CDFA® must have three years of professional experience in finance or matrimonial law, have a Bachelor’s degree, and be in good standing with FINRA/SEC and any other licensing or regulatory agency.
Education Applicants for the CDFA® designation are offered an optional independent study program.
Examination Candidates studying for the CDFA® designation must successfully pass the first three, 100-question, multiple choice exams with a passing score of 70% or better. The final fourth exam involves a comprehensive case-study test consisting of 50 multiple choice questions with the same passing score.
Continuing Education To retain the CDFA® designation, individuals must obtain 15 divorce- related hours of continuing education every two years.