For CFP® Professionals


Continuing Education

In order to become a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, an individual must demonstrate exceptional knowledge of the personal financial planning field. To ensure that CFP® professionals remain well-versed in comprehensive financial planning once they have attained CFP® certification, they are required to complete 30 credit hours of continuing education (CE) accepted by CFP Board every two years, including 2 hours of CFP Board-approved Ethics CE.

CFP Board partners with more than 1,000 CE sponsors that offer CE programming to CFP® professionals. CFP Board annually reviews and registers more than 14,000 CE programs covering all aspects of financial planning, offered in varied levels of complexity and delivery format.

Check Your CE Status

CFP® professionals can access up-to-date information regarding CE credit hours that have been reported to their account:

  1. Log into your CFP Board account at
  2. Select 'My CFP® Certification' in the left-side navigation.
  3. Select 'View/Report CE' under the heading 'Continuing Education (CE) Summary.'

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