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The Foundations Financial Coaching program believes in minimizing barriers to financial education. This training equips current and future financial educators with the tools  - so bring your desire to learn and we’ll handle the rest. This earn and learn training provides technical support for trainees to leverage in a new career, expand a current role, or support a non profit or business assisting in the area of financial education. 


The program equips trainees with: 

  • Knowledge to provide services about personal finances, credit repair and building wealth

  • Debt negotiation techniques

  • Counseling skills and techniques

  • A federal and state COVID-19 resource toolkit

  • Digital learning and coaching tools 

  • Trainers with over 20 years of combined experience in community economic impact and financial education support 

  • Nationally acclaimed curriculum 

  • Financial training credentials

Requirements and Deadlines

Eligibility requirements:

  • Resident of Iowa

  • Experienced job loss, a reduction in hours, or profit loss since March 15, 2020

Certification requirement:

  • Attend 40-hour, self-paced training March 15-April 15, 2021

  • Complete the certification exam

  • Receive at least 70 percent on certification exam



  • March 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. 

Self-paced, online course deadline. Spots are limited. 

  • March 15-April 15, 2021

Timeframe to complete online training and complete certification exam. 


Foundations Financial Coaching Certification is here to help.

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