CFP® Certificant Profile
Total Number of CFP® Certificants - 85,438
Last updated: 9/30/2019

Number Per State:

State Number
California 9,375
Texas 5,951
Florida 5,706
New York 4,969
Pennsylvania 4,475
Illinois 4,208
New Jersey 3,505
North Carolina 3,307
Ohio 3,209
Massachusetts 3,087
Georgia 2,632
Virginia 2,491
Colorado 2,463
Minnesota 2,433
Michigan 2,290
Arizona 2,132
Maryland 2,003
Washington 1,896
Wisconsin 1,657
Missouri 1,580
Indiana 1,519
Tennessee 1,412
Connecticut 1,355
South Carolina 988
Oregon 950
Kansas 834
Kentucky 809
Iowa 752
Utah 749
Alabama 652
Louisiana 623
New Hampshire 600
Nebraska 466
Oklahoma 455
Nevada 373
Rhode Island 344
Delaware 296
Hawaii 292
Arkansas 270
District of Columbia 265
Maine 261
Idaho 242
New Mexico 241
Mississippi 216
Montana 196
South Dakota 173
Vermont 155
North Dakota 138
West Virginia 130
No State Indicated 108
Alaska 80
Wyoming 73
Puerto Rico 37
AE 6
Guam 4
Virgin Islands 3
AP 2
APO Addresses 3

Gender:

Gender Number Percentage
Male 65,622 76.81%
Female 19,816 23.19%

*Percentages are based only on those who have responded to this question from CFP Board.

Ages:

Age Number Percentage
No age given 784 0.92%
20-29 4,587 5.37%
30-39 18,526 21.68%
40-49 21,006 24.59%
50-59 20,257 23.71%
60-69 15,488 18.13%
70-79 4,425 5.18%
80+ 365 0.43%

*Percentages are based only on those who have responded to this question from CFP Board.

Highest Degree Earned:

Degree Number Percentage
Associate 886 1.04%
Bachelors 55,195 64.60%
Doctorate 842 0.99%
Juris Doctor 2,174 2.54%
Masters 23,606 27.63%
No Degree Indicated 241 0.28%

*Percentages are based only on those who have responded to this question from CFP Board.

CFP® certificant demographic data is drawn from initial certification and certification renewal forms. Much of the information on the forms is not required, so the demographics in the above tables may not reflect the entire certificant population but only those who provided the required information. Any detailed use of this data should consider that it is self reported by CFP® professionals and that the currency of the data will range from one-day to two-years old because it is gathered as part of initial certification and the certification renewal cycle.