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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CFP Board has postponed the July 2020 CFP® exam administration to September 22-29, 2020. Learn more about details and FAQs.
CFP Board begins enforcement of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct on June 30, 2020. On that same date, the new Procedural Rules become effective.
CFP Board conducted a pulse survey on the impact of COVID-19 on CFP® professionals and their clients. More than 78% of survey respondents reported an increase in client inquiries.
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.
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.
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.
in scholarships awarded to cultivate the next generation of financial planners
leading academics showcased latest research at the 2019 Colloquium
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.