The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is excited to launch the Certified Financial Aid Administrator® (CFAA) Program.
Financial aid professionals have long sought certification and it's finally here. Our newly launched certification program will:
Financial aid administrators like you have always worked diligently to protect the integrity of student aid programs. The CFAA Program recognizes the integral role you play in an educational institution's overall success and provides credibility to help you get ahead.
Why are we offering a certification program? Because we believe in the knowledge and expertise of student financial aid administrators.
We currently offer 17 NASFAA Professional Credentials that measure a candidate's topical competency. More than 19,500 credentials have been conferred since 2012. The CFAA Program is the next natural step in our efforts to further the careers of financial aid professionals across the country.
The CFAA Program offers a valuable benchmark to our community, providing the foundation for
You could qualify today if you already have the right combination of employment, education, and experience. Review the eligibility requirements and program fees. Be sure to take advantage of the waived application fee for 2019-20. Ask for support from your supervisor using the customizable justification letter.
The Dashboard tracks all your steps through the process, from starting, returning to, and submitting your application, arranging to sit for your exam, then tracking your recertification progress. Take the first steps toward your future as a Certified Financial Aid Administrator®.
Review NASFAA's Events Calendar and Training & Events page to learn of upcoming professional development opportunities, including state and regional conferences, summer institutes, NASFAA U online courses, NASFAA webinars, etc.
Keep an eye out for news and additional opportunities for the certification community in CFAA News.
To learn more about the certification, review the Candidate Handbook and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Still have questions? Fill out this form or email the certification program staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.