About CFP Board
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) is a non-profit organization that serves the public by fostering professional standards in personal financial planning. We set and enforce the requirements for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification — to create competent and ethical financial planners who are committed to putting their clients' best interests first.
Mission and Priorities
The mission of CFP Board is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning.
A History of Setting the Professional Standard
CFP Board was founded in 1985 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves the public interest by promoting the value of professional, competent and ethical financial planning services, as represented by those who have attained CFP® certification.
There were more than 89,000 CFP® professionals in 2020, representing about 1 in 5 financial advisors in the U.S.
Who We Are
CFP Board's leadership and staff are dedicated to advancing CFP Board’s work to provide the public with access to competent and ethical personal financial planning.
Leadership & Staff
Our leadership and staff work to uphold CFP® certification as the standard of excellence.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the policy-making and oversight body of CFP Board.
Councils & Commissions
See our councils, commissions and other important advisory and working groups.