Certified Financial Transitionist training offered through the Sudden Money Institute (SuddenMoney.com) consists of four parts, which can be completed together or individually:
CFT workshop, either virtual or in person (minimum 8-hour commitment)
12-month core training, including a written exercise to demonstrate first-year competency in addressing client characteristics of transition stress (75 minutes a month commitment plus assignment exercises with clients)
12-month advanced training, including a written client case to demonstrate fluency and confidence (75 minutes a month commitment plus assignment exercises with clients)
Three-day CFT certification workshop testing communication, technical and personal skill for working with clients in transition (20-hour commitment)
Most of the SMI training for CFT certification is approved for CFP and other professional CE credits.