Top Benefits of Earning the ADPA® Designation

Learn how you can become an expert in working with clients in domestic partnerships and advance your career with the ADPA® designation program.

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.


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 28 hours 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.