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Leading our profession towards a better financial future for all Australians.

By becoming a member of the FAAA, you become part of the leading professional financial planning community, committed to standing with Australians for a better financial future.

Our community is open to all who have an interest in or work in financial planning including practising financial planners, people working in support roles, academics, retired financial planning professionals, recent graduates and students who represent the future of financial planning. In addition to this, we offer FAAA Professional Practice membership for practices demonstrating the highest professional and ethical standards, through commitment to the FAAA Professional Code and CFP® Certification.

FAAA CFP® Professional
Practising or non-practising financial planners who have completed the CFP Certification Program.
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FAAA Practitioner Member
Practising or provisional financial planners and advisers who have not yet completed the CFP Certification Program. This category includes financial planners and advisers eligible to use the FChFP and Financial Planner AFP® designations.
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FAAA Affiliate
For those who work with planners and advisers, are in support roles, or are not yet financial planning practitioners (Includes recent graduates from financial planning related degrees).
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FAAA Affiliate member sub-categories

The FAAA Affiliate member category is dedicated to supporting those who:

  • play a critical role in supporting the delivery of advice, working alongside financial planners and advisers to do so;
  • are retired but wish to remain connected to the financial planning community (including CFP professionals who have now retired but wish to retain their designation);
  • have an academic interest in financial planning; or
  • are in the early stages of their career in financial planning.
Student Affiliate Member
For undergraduate and postgraduate students studying relevant degrees part-time or full-time.
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Retired Affiliate Member
For retired financial planning professionals who want to stay connected and give back (including Retired CFP professionals).
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Academic Affiliate member
For those in educational institutions supporting future financial planning professionals.
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Membership Benefits at a glance

Membership BenefitsFAAA CFP Professional MemberFAAA Practitioner MemberFAAA Affiliate MemberStudent Affiliate MemberRetired Affiliate MemberAcademic Affiliate Member
AdvocacyYYYY via FPEC N Y via FPEC
Business Growth & SupportY YYSOMEN SOME
Giving Back to the CommunityYY YNN SOME
Insight & GuidanceYYYYNY
Professional ExcellenceYYYNNN
Membership Fee
$995 $595 $495 $0 $95 $0

Membership Support

Unsure which category is best for you? Get in touch with our Member Services team on 1300 337 301 or email [email protected].