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The Standard of Excellence

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification is the standard of excellence in financial planning. CFP® professionals meet rigorous education, training and ethical standards, and are committed to serving their clients' best interests today to prepare them for a more secure tomorrow.

WHY CFP® CERTIFICATION

Earning your CFP® certification helps you enjoy a rewarding career and improve people's financial security. Hear about the opportunities and benefits of getting certified. 

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LEARN & GROW

Anyone can call themselves a financial advisor. Only those who have met the standard of excellence in financial planning can call themselves a CFP® professional.

Serving the mission

ADVANCING THE PROFESSION TO BENEFIT THE PUBLIC

The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning was founded to create a more diverse and sustainable financial planning profession, so that every American has access to competent and ethical financial planning advice.

See Our Initiatives
Scholarship
250K

in scholarships awarded to cultivate the next generation of financial planners

Knowledge
200+

leading academics showcased latest research at the 2019 Colloquium

Diversity
350+

thought leaders convened for the 2nd Diversity Summit

Plan with Confidence

Partner with an experienced, knowledgeable CFP® professional who’s committed to CFP Board, as part of their certification, to putting your best interests first — so you can be confident you’re on the path to a secure future. Our public campaign website can help you find who you need.