The Financial Planning Association is the membership association for nearly 30,000 CFPTM professionals, financial planners, specialists and organizations dedicated to advancing the financial planning process. On January 1, 2000, members of the International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP) and the Institute of Certified Financial Planners (ICFP) took a bold leap forward, combining forces to create the community for the financial planning profession-FPA.  FPA is now the strongest collective voice of financial planning in the history of the profession.


Here's what you can expect from membership in the Financial Planning Association 

    • A strong network of local FPA chapters and financial planning colleagues

    • Strong advocacy and public awareness efforts to promote the value of financial planning and the CFPTM marks

    • CFPTM certification support

    • Participation in town hall meetings, online discussion groups, audio conferences and focus groups to foster communication between members about the future of the profession

    • Free listing for CFPTM practitioners on FPA's consumer service program-Planner Search

    • Discounts on Disability Income Insurance

    • Nationally recognized conferences at substantial member discounts

    • Outstanding continuing education programs, including expanded ethics courses

    • Free subscriptions to the Journal of Financial Planning (available online and in hard copy), FPA Flash, Best Practices, and discounts on business and marketing tools through our online FPA store

    • Access to all areas of FPA's Web site featuring a vast array of online information and networking services

    • Practice management tools, including online discussion forums and four free audiotapes each year (for professional members)

    • Internet education opportunities

    • Career development assistance through FPA's Career Center and FPA's Residency Program

    • Research and practice benchmark information

    • Opportunities to develop relationships with your colleagues and other financial experts across the U.S. and around the world at conferences and through FPA's online bulletin boards, listservs and real-time chat rooms

    • The Financial Planning Association is your link to the best benefits available to help you succeed as a professional in the financial planning community.

Top 10 Reasons Why FPA is Your One ConnectionTM

Additional Information and benefits provided by the Financial Planning Association can be viewed by visiting OneFPA.  To apply complete the FPA online application form.