CFP® Certificant Profile
Total Number of CFP® Certificants - 80,981
Last updated: 7/31/2018

Number Per State:

State Number
California 9,012
Texas 5,653
Florida 5,471
New York 4,779
Pennsylvania 4,184
Illinois 3,977
New Jersey 3,369
Ohio 3,061
North Carolina 3,044
Massachusetts 2,950
Georgia 2,524
Virginia 2,383
Minnesota 2,301
Colorado 2,266
Michigan 2,196
Arizona 1,953
Maryland 1,908
Washington 1,776
Wisconsin 1,553
Missouri 1,470
Indiana 1,416
Tennessee 1,354
Connecticut 1,349
South Carolina 930
Oregon 888
Kansas 784
Kentucky 748
Iowa 716
Utah 652
Alabama 604
Louisiana 589
New Hampshire 567
Oklahoma 437
Nebraska 412
Nevada 353
Rhode Island 327
Hawaii 289
Delaware 287
Arkansas 256
District of Columbia 250
Maine 247
Idaho 228
New Mexico 221
Mississippi 209
Montana 175
South Dakota 160
Vermont 150
North Dakota 134
West Virginia 115
No State Indicated 110
Alaska 74
Wyoming 74
Puerto Rico 32
Virgin Islands 4
AE 4
Guam 4
AP 2
APO Addresses 2

Gender:

Gender Number Percentage
Male 62,225 76.84%
Female 18,754 23.16%

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

Ages:

Age Number Percentage
No age given 1,885 2.33%
20-29 3,812 4.71%
30-39 16,626 20.53%
40-49 19,825 24.48%
50-59 19,760 24.40%
60-69 14,852 18.34%
70-79 3,893 4.81%
80+ 328 0.41%

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

Highest Degree Earned:

Degree Number Percentage
Associate 932 1.15%
Bachelors 51,665 63.80%
Doctorate 829 1.02%
Juris Doctor 2,149 2.65%
Masters 22,526 27.82%
No Degree Indicated 291 0.36%

*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.