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.