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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®)

The Financial Planning Association®️ (FPA®️) is the principal membership organization for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals and those engaged in the financial planning process. FPA is the CFP®️ professional’s partner in planning by helping them realize their vision of success with:

  • Practice Support – FPA supports members with vast savings on the tools they need
  • Learning – FPA provides members with relevant and accessible educational content
  • Advocacy – FPA helps members be advocates for financial planning
  • Networking – FPA provides unmatched networking with a vibrant community of planners

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