Reinforce credibility with clients in domestic partnerships who have unique financial planning needs by earning an industry-recognized designation. The ADPA® designation is an industry-recognized designation encouraged by top firms.

 

Gain specialized knowledge about planning differences compared to legally married couples and solutions-based techniques to benefit clients who are in domestic partnerships.

 

71% of professionals surveyed with specialized financial designations such as the ADPA® designation reported an increase in their client base after earning their specialized designation through the College for Financial Planning.*

Professionals surveyed with specialized financial designations such as the ADPA® designation reported a 20% earnings increase after earning their most recent professional designation.**

As the only program of its kind focused specifically on domestic partnerships, you’ll gain skills that help distinguish yourself from other advisors and expand your client base. 

 

For CFP® professionals who must complete continuing education requirements as part of certification renewal, ADPA® program completion fulfills the following: 28 hours (live online program) or 22.5 hours (ondemand program) of continuing education

If you currently hold a professional designation from the College, completion of a new professional designation program fulfills 16 hours of continuing education as part of the renewal of your current designation. 

 

 

*This is one of the findings of a quantitative survey conducted by the College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company between August 31 and November 18, 2021. For this survey, a sample of 798 2021 graduates of the College for Financial Planning was interviewed online in English. The sample includes 82 graduates whose most recent professional designation earned was a specialized financial designation (ABFP®, ADPA®, APMA®, AWMA®, CMFC®, CRPS®, CSRIC®, FPQP®, LUTCF®, WMS) and who answered this question.

**This is one of the findings of a quantitative survey conducted by the College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company between August 31 and November 18, 2021. For this survey, a sample of 798 2021 graduates of the College for Financial Planning was interviewed online in English. 86% of respondents are practicing financial services professionals and 72% have been working in the financial planning industry for 5+ years. The sample includes 80 graduates who earned a specialized financial designation (ABFP®, ADPA®, APMA®, AWMA®, CMFC®, CRPS®, CSRIC®, FPQP®, LUTCF®, WMS) and answered this question.