Why Pursue the CFP® Certification

Whether you're new to the industry or an experienced financial planner, you know about the prestigious CFP® certification and what it can mean to your future. Recognized as the highest standard, earning the CFP® mark will open up tremendous opportunities.

  • Gain additional education and knowledge of all aspects of your customers' financial planning needs.
  • 70% of CFP® professionals say their CFP® certification contributes directly to their success.1
  • Studies show that the average annual increase in earning following CFP® certification is 18%.2
  • Both solo and team CFP® professional practices generate at least 40% more in revenue compared to other practices.1
  • Instill greater confidence in your clients with the most recognized designation in personal financial planning.
  • Careers in financial planning continue to grow, with more and more Americans pulling their finances together for the future.3

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 Not Sure if You’re Ready for CFP® Certification?

We offer a variety of professional designations that will help you set yourself apart as a financial advisor while preparing you for the rigors of the CFP® exam program. Our professional designations allow you to focus on a subject area to specialize, or build a foundation across all the principles of financial planning. 

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Alois Parker, S. Schmitt, “Building a Wealth Management Practice: Measuring CFP® Professionals’ Contribution," Aite Group, February 2016
Average as reported in the College for Financial Planning 2016 Survey of Trends in the Financial Planning Industry.
"A Career in Demand"; cfp.net.