Individuals with a minimum of three years of professional experience in finance or divorce and a Bachelors degree are eligible to enroll in the CDFA® Program. This includes experience as a financial professional, accountant, or matrimonial lawyer. Candidates should also have working knowledge of financial calculators before purchasing the course or the examination.

Maintaining Your Designation

After completing the CDFA® course, your designation is valid for one year, after which you must pay a $295 annual reinstatement fee. To retain the CDFA® designation, you must also obtain 15 divorce-related hours of continuing education every two years.