About CFP Board


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The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. The Board of Directors, in furthering CFP Board’s mission, acts on behalf of the public, CFP® professionals and other stakeholders.

As a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, CFP Board is required to file an annual financial report – Form 990 – with the Internal Revenue Service.

To receive a review copy of CFP Board's latest Form 990 filing, please contact us at rmyers@cfpboard.org, efirdyiwek@cfpboard.org or 202-379-2259 with your name and mailing address.

The new Center's focus includes workforce development, diversity, and the profession's body of knowledge.

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Did You Know?

Among clients who work with an advisor, 87% of those working with a CFP® professional are satisfied or very satisfied, compared with 72% of those who work with an advisor without certification.
Anyone can call themselves a “financial planner.” Only professionals who meet CFP Board’s rigorous standards can call themselves CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals.
The 2013 Household Financial Planning Survey shows that those with a financial plan feel more confident and report more success managing money, savings and investments than those without a plan.
Putting Your Needs First
CFP Board requires CFP® professionals to put their clients’ interests ahead of their own at all times.