What is a CFP® ?
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals, also referred to as CFP® certficants, are individuals who have met CFP Board’s education, examination and experience requirements, have agreed to adhere to high standards of ethical conduct and who complete CFP Board’s ongoing certification requirements to use the certification marks CFP®. All CFP® certificants agree to abide by CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Rules of Conduct and Financial Planning Practice Standards, and have voluntarily submitted to the regulatory authority of the CFP Board, which can suspend or permanently revoke an individual’s CFP® certification if findings of unethical conduct are made. To learn more about the requirements for CFP® certification, or to learn how to pursue a career as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, visit CFP Board’s Web site at: www.CFP.net
The CFP® examination is a 10 hour, 2 day exam, given three times a year. In most cases an individual will have to take 180 hours of course work in addition to having a bachelor’s degree to be permitted to sit for the exam.