CFP® Certificant Profile
Total Number of CFP® Certificants - 84,438
Last updated: 6/30/2019

Number Per State:

State Number
California 9,305
Texas 5,880
Florida 5,643
New York 4,926
Pennsylvania 4,401
Illinois 4,158
New Jersey 3,485
North Carolina 3,245
Ohio 3,176
Massachusetts 3,061
Georgia 2,600
Virginia 2,466
Colorado 2,440
Minnesota 2,399
Michigan 2,264
Arizona 2,084
Maryland 1,991
Washington 1,857
Wisconsin 1,630
Missouri 1,560
Indiana 1,484
Tennessee 1,404
Connecticut 1,347
South Carolina 975
Oregon 932
Kansas 826
Kentucky 799
Iowa 748
Utah 742
Alabama 646
Louisiana 618
New Hampshire 592
Nebraska 451
Oklahoma 449
Nevada 364
Rhode Island 337
Hawaii 296
Delaware 293
Arkansas 265
District of Columbia 263
Maine 257
New Mexico 241
Idaho 237
Mississippi 218
Montana 189
South Dakota 171
Vermont 158
North Dakota 139
West Virginia 127
No State Indicated 96
Alaska 77
Wyoming 73
Puerto Rico 38
AE 5
Guam 4
Virgin Islands 4
AP 2
APO Addresses 3

Gender:

Gender Number Percentage
Male 64,899 76.86%
Female 19,538 23.14%

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

Ages:

Age Number Percentage
No age given 879 1.04%
20-29 4,368 5.17%
30-39 18,210 21.57%
40-49 20,801 24.63%
50-59 20,143 23.86%
60-69 15,387 18.22%
70-79 4,303 5.10%
80+ 347 0.41%

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

Highest Degree Earned:

Degree Number Percentage
Associate 896 1.06%
Bachelors 54,406 64.43%
Doctorate 829 0.98%
Juris Doctor 2,160 2.56%
Masters 23,387 27.70%
No Degree Indicated 246 0.29%

*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.