CFP® Certificant Profile
Total Number of CFP® Certificants - 81,881
Last updated: 11/30/2018

Number Per State:

State Number
California 9,096
Texas 5,710
Florida 5,538
New York 4,801
Pennsylvania 4,238
Illinois 4,013
New Jersey 3,389
North Carolina 3,124
Ohio 3,087
Massachusetts 2,960
Georgia 2,559
Virginia 2,408
Minnesota 2,328
Colorado 2,321
Michigan 2,214
Arizona 1,988
Maryland 1,925
Washington 1,810
Wisconsin 1,568
Missouri 1,493
Indiana 1,432
Tennessee 1,359
Connecticut 1,334
South Carolina 947
Oregon 911
Kansas 793
Kentucky 767
Iowa 723
Utah 682
Alabama 618
Louisiana 591
New Hampshire 571
Oklahoma 433
Nebraska 421
Nevada 356
Rhode Island 327
Hawaii 289
Delaware 283
Arkansas 255
District of Columbia 252
Maine 250
Idaho 235
New Mexico 225
Mississippi 211
Montana 176
South Dakota 164
Vermont 153
North Dakota 134
West Virginia 117
No State Indicated 104
Alaska 77
Wyoming 70
Puerto Rico 36
AE 5
Guam 4
Virgin Islands 4
AP 2
APO Addresses 3

Gender:

Gender Number Percentage
Male 62,949 76.88%
Female 18,931 23.12%

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

Ages:

Age Number Percentage
No age given 1,117 1.36%
20-29 3,976 4.86%
30-39 17,224 21.04%
40-49 20,235 24.71%
50-59 19,924 24.33%
60-69 15,021 18.34%
70-79 4,053 4.95%
80+ 331 0.40%

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

Highest Degree Earned:

Degree Number Percentage
Associate 916 1.12%
Bachelors 52,383 63.97%
Doctorate 829 1.01%
Juris Doctor 2,147 2.62%
Masters 22,805 27.85%
No Degree Indicated 267 0.33%

*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.