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The Standard of Excellence

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification is the standard of excellence in financial planning. CFP® professionals meet rigorous education, training and ethical standards, and are committed to serving their clients' best interests today to prepare them for a more secure tomorrow.

WHY CFP® CERTIFICATION

Earning your CFP® certification helps you enjoy a rewarding career and improve people's financial security. Hear about the opportunities and benefits of getting certified. 

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LEARN & GROW

Anyone can call themselves a financial advisor. Only those who have met the standard of excellence in financial planning can call themselves a CFP® professional.

Serving the mission

ADVANCING THE PROFESSION TO BENEFIT THE PUBLIC

The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning was founded to create a more diverse and sustainable financial planning profession, so that every American has access to competent and ethical financial planning advice.

See Our Initiatives
Scholarship
300K+

in scholarships awarded to cultivate the next generation of financial planners

Knowledge
200+

leading academics showcased latest research at the 2019 Colloquium

Diversity
350+

thought leaders convened for the 2nd Diversity Summit

Plan with Confidence

Partner with an experienced, knowledgeable CFP® professional who’s committed to CFP Board, as part of their certification, to putting your best interests first — so you can be confident you’re on the path to a secure future. Our public campaign website can help you find who you need.