The Enforcement Process
Effective October 1, 2019, CFP Board's new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct replaced CFP Board’s current Code of Ethics, Rules of Conduct, Financial Planning Practice Standards and Terminology. The new Code and Standards will be enforced beginning June 30, 2020.
CFP Board enforces its standards through a peer-review process set forth in its Disciplinary Rules and Procedures that is credible to the public and fair to those whose conduct is being evaluated. The process includes:
- Written notice of the allegations and potential grounds for sanction.
- An opportunity to present documents, witnesses and arguments at a hearing.
- The right to be represented by counsel of the Respondent's choice.
- A written order from CFP Board's Disciplinary and Ethics Commission that sets forth the basis for the decision.
- The right to appeal to a committee of CFP Board's Board of Directors.