How do I become a Certified Financial Planner?

I would like to know if it is possible for a layperson like me, someone who is not employed as a financial analyst or planner, to become a certified financial planner (CFP). Additionally, if it is possible, I would like to know the timeline and list of tests or certifications I would need to complete to become a CFP. What are the benefits and risks associated with becoming a CFP?

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2 days ago

It's definitely possible. However, it will take time and money. It's all laid out for you here: http://www.cfp.net/become-a-cfp-professional/cfp-certification-requirements

Good luck with your decision!