CFP® Certificant Profile
Total Number of CFP® Certificants - 84,420
Last updated: 4/30/2019

Number Per State:

State Number
California 9,294
Texas 5,876
Florida 5,651
New York 4,932
Pennsylvania 4,384
Illinois 4,152
New Jersey 3,494
North Carolina 3,244
Ohio 3,175
Massachusetts 3,069
Georgia 2,608
Virginia 2,470
Colorado 2,435
Minnesota 2,401
Michigan 2,272
Arizona 2,079
Maryland 1,987
Washington 1,865
Wisconsin 1,629
Missouri 1,560
Indiana 1,478
Tennessee 1,399
Connecticut 1,359
South Carolina 979
Oregon 935
Kansas 820
Kentucky 793
Iowa 749
Utah 743
Alabama 647
Louisiana 618
New Hampshire 583
Oklahoma 450
Nebraska 448
Nevada 361
Rhode Island 341
Hawaii 296
Delaware 294
Arkansas 263
District of Columbia 262
Maine 259
New Mexico 242
Idaho 240
Mississippi 213
Montana 186
South Dakota 169
Vermont 158
North Dakota 137
West Virginia 125
No State Indicated 93
Alaska 77
Wyoming 74
Puerto Rico 37
AE 5
Guam 4
Virgin Islands 4
AP 2
APO Addresses 3

Gender:

Gender Number Percentage
Male 64,896 76.87%
Female 19,523 23.13%

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

Ages:

Age Number Percentage
No age given 929 1.10%
20-29 4,447 5.27%
30-39 18,250 21.62%
40-49 20,786 24.62%
50-59 20,145 23.86%
60-69 15,281 18.10%
70-79 4,241 5.02%
80+ 341 0.40%

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

Highest Degree Earned:

Degree Number Percentage
Associate 903 1.07%
Bachelors 54,349 64.38%
Doctorate 835 0.99%
Juris Doctor 2,172 2.57%
Masters 23,391 27.71%
No Degree Indicated 252 0.30%

*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.