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CFP Board strongly encourages CFP® professionals to take advantage of the networking and professional development opportunities offered by the profession’s leading membership organizations.

Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)

FPA is designed to be your professional home, welcoming all CFP® professionals, regardless of compensation method or practice type. As the premier association for CFP® professionals, FPA is your indispensable resource for the tools you need to grow, succeed and thrive professionally. FPA provides:

  • Cutting-edge content from the award-winning Journal of Financial Planning
  • A connected community of 86 local chapters with more than 22,000 members and the profession’s most engaged online community
  • Personal and professional growth through webinars, research data, industry-focused blogs, as well as timely news and tools you can use
  • Discounts on leading practice management products and services, including financial planning software, marketing consultations, certification programs and group insurance
  • A platform to make a difference, including legislative and regulatory impact, pro bono planning and personal media training
  • Access to signature events, such as the FPA Annual Conference, FPA Retreat, FPA Residency, NexGen Gathering and local chapter meetings

National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)

NAPFA is the country’s leading professional association of Fee-Only financial planners — highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve. All NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisors are required to always work in a Fee-Only capacity, accepting no commissions. NAPFA provides:

  • Valuable and rigorous professional development opportunities
  • Subscriptions to the NAPFA Advisor magazine and member newsletter, What’s New at NAPFA
  • Discounts on products and services appropriate for a Fee-Only advisor
  • Access to the web-based NAPFA Community, including the popular discussion forum where you can post questions, receive answers and learn new approaches from your NAPFA peers