CFP® Certificant Profile
Total Number of CFP® Certificants - 83,240
Last updated: 1/31/2019

Number Per State:

State Number
California 9,200
Texas 5,794
Florida 5,601
New York 4,876
Pennsylvania 4,307
Illinois 4,082
New Jersey 3,437
North Carolina 3,193
Ohio 3,140
Massachusetts 3,032
Georgia 2,588
Virginia 2,451
Colorado 2,371
Minnesota 2,366
Michigan 2,243
Arizona 2,047
Maryland 1,961
Washington 1,843
Wisconsin 1,590
Missouri 1,527
Indiana 1,450
Tennessee 1,381
Connecticut 1,347
South Carolina 965
Oregon 924
Kansas 808
Kentucky 783
Iowa 736
Utah 722
Alabama 640
Louisiana 603
New Hampshire 580
Oklahoma 443
Nebraska 431
Nevada 354
Rhode Island 336
Hawaii 291
Delaware 290
Arkansas 261
District of Columbia 258
Maine 253
Idaho 237
New Mexico 233
Mississippi 214
Montana 181
South Dakota 164
Vermont 156
North Dakota 135
West Virginia 121
No State Indicated 96
Alaska 78
Wyoming 70
Puerto Rico 36
AE 5
Guam 4
Virgin Islands 3
AP 2
APO Addresses 3

Gender:

Gender Number Percentage
Male 63,968 76.85%
Female 19,271 23.15%

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

Ages:

Age Number Percentage
No age given 1,002 1.20%
20-29 4,275 5.14%
30-39 17,767 21.34%
40-49 20,567 24.71%
50-59 20,031 24.06%
60-69 15,122 18.17%
70-79 4,141 4.97%
80+ 335 0.40%

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

Highest Degree Earned:

Degree Number Percentage
Associate 906 1.09%
Bachelors 53,425 64.18%
Doctorate 827 0.99%
Juris Doctor 2,166 2.60%
Masters 23,133 27.79%
No Degree Indicated 263 0.32%

*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.