CFP® Certificant Profile
Total Number of CFP® Certificants - 82,182
Last updated: 9/30/2018

Number Per State:

State Number
California 9,127
Texas 5,718
Florida 5,545
New York 4,837
Pennsylvania 4,256
Illinois 4,039
New Jersey 3,403
North Carolina 3,127
Ohio 3,100
Massachusetts 2,978
Georgia 2,566
Virginia 2,423
Minnesota 2,340
Colorado 2,318
Michigan 2,220
Arizona 1,986
Maryland 1,936
Washington 1,812
Wisconsin 1,574
Missouri 1,501
Indiana 1,443
Tennessee 1,369
Connecticut 1,341
South Carolina 943
Oregon 915
Kansas 790
Kentucky 768
Iowa 725
Utah 688
Alabama 614
Louisiana 594
New Hampshire 572
Oklahoma 438
Nebraska 418
Nevada 354
Rhode Island 326
Hawaii 292
Delaware 286
District of Columbia 257
Arkansas 257
Maine 253
Idaho 233
New Mexico 227
Mississippi 214
Montana 179
South Dakota 166
Vermont 153
North Dakota 135
West Virginia 118
No State Indicated 109
Alaska 78
Wyoming 74
Puerto Rico 33
Virgin Islands 4
Guam 4
AE 4
AP 2
APO Addresses 3

Gender:

Gender Number Percentage
Male 63,164 76.86%
Female 19,016 23.14%

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

Ages:

Age Number Percentage
No age given 1,531 1.86%
20-29 4,103 4.99%
30-39 17,164 20.89%
40-49 20,205 24.59%
50-59 19,885 24.20%
60-69 14,946 18.19%
70-79 4,012 4.88%
80+ 336 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 1.13%
Bachelors 52,587 63.99%
Doctorate 831 1.01%
Juris Doctor 2,159 2.63%
Masters 22,828 27.78%
No Degree Indicated 284 0.35%

*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.