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We provide the training you need when you start your financial professional career with Prudential.

Our Career Development Program (CDP) is for individuals who want to continue working in their current position** while training for a new career as a licensed Financial Professional Associate.
  • No Experience, No Problem

    Companies like Prudential are looking for new talent to carry on our legacy.
  • Training Like No Other

    At Prudential Advisors, we are committed to helping individuals in our Career Development Program (CDP) become successful financial professionals.
  • Positive Career Outlook

    The career outlook for the financial services industry is quite positive. Employment of financial professionals is projected to grow 30 percent until 2024, much faster than other occupations.
  • Compensation & Benefits

    At Prudential we apply the "Pay for Performance" principle. As a Financial Professional Associate, there is no limit to the amount of compensation you can earn.

Becoming a Financial Professional Associate

  • Phase 1: Pre-Contract Affiliate

    • Obtain licenses and registrations and complete additional training.
    • Develop a prospecting strategy.
    • Observe client meetings with your manager, and/or other advisors.
    • Attend live virtual training and role-play sessions to develop core skills that will drive your success

  • Phase 2: Contract

    • Conduct client meetings jointly with a field manager or joint work partner.
    • Begin developing knowledge of basic products and strategies to meet the needs of clients.
    • Gain proficiency in speaking with clients about their financial goals and challenges.

  • Phase 3: Congratulations, you are a Financial Professional Associate! (FPA)

    • Receive support to help transition to full-time status while honing your sales skills and building joint work relationships.
    • Refine your vision for your practice by identifying and penetrating target markets that you have an affinity with (i.e., Small Business Owners, Retirement, Estate Planning, Financial Planning).
    • Explore other ways to grow your practice such as building an alliance network, joining a team, hiring a marketing assistant and more.

Hear from advisors who successfully completed our program

  • Joe Eck, Mid America Financial Group

    Financial Planner (Former teacher)

    "After starting a career in education, I quickly learned that I needed to improve my own finances, pay off student debt, and save for the future in a profession that isn't known for providing a high salary. My research in how to improve my own finances combined with my passion for helping my students be better prepared for the future opened the door for me to consider financial planning as a career path. My role as a financial planner allows me to blend the part of an education career that I loved, with personal finance in a way that shapes and changes the trajectory of my client's lives."

  • Dan Precourt, Greater New England Financial Group

    Financial Planner (US Coast Guard veteran)

    I chose the Prudential Career Development Program due to its robust training and development that was available to me as a 'career changer.' I felt I could have some autonomy of being in business 'for myself' but wouldn’t be 'by myself.'

    The training and support resources available to a new advisor are excellent, in fact, the support is overwhelming. I always feel I have a solid and reliable resource to turn to whenever I feel as I can’t handle the client’s situation on my own."