CFP® Certification Program

The standard of excellence.

Registering for CFP Semester 1?

If you have already registered for Semester 1, we are in the final stages of processing to ensure your access to the new Learning Management System is ready.

If you’re a current FAAA FChFP member please contact us by email at [email protected]. A member of the FAAA Education team will then contact you to complete your registration.

 


 

For more than 30 years, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification has been the standard of excellence for financial planners. CFP® professionals have met extensive training and experience requirements and commit to the highest ethical standards that require them to put their clients’ interests first. 

The CFP designation is fast becoming the first choice for clients and employers – and it’s easy to see why. The highest designation in financial planning, coupled with commitment to the highest ethical standards, sets CFP professionals apart from the rest.

To gain your CFP designation you need to complete the CFP Certification program.   If you’ve already got a Financial Planning Degree, you can enter straight into the certification unit.  If not, we’ll need you to complete the supporting units (either with us or at a recognised tertiary institution) to ensure you’re across the breadth of knowledge we require of our CFP members.

Differentiate yourself with the CFP designation from the FAAA

The CFP designation continues to offer a way for you to differentiate yourself in the profession. The CFP designation indicates that you are highly valued, possess a greater understanding of the financial world and committed to your clients. With the new education standards, all financial planners will be expected to hold an approved degree by 2026.

What CFP Certification offers

  • Cross border recognition in 27 territories around the world
  • Applied learning
  • Flexibility in study – online and on-demand
  • Demonstrate you’re amongst the best in the profession
  • Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Greater earning potential
  • Integrated Masters Program

Program Information

ABOUT THE CFP PROGRAM

An in-depth overview of structure, pathway options and information about the program.

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NEW! CFP
ON-DEMAND SUBJECTS


Our CFP Technical Education Program is now online, and you don’t have to be in the CFP Program to learn with us

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FORMS AND RESOURCES

Useful forms for those enrolling into the CFP Certification Program.

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Pathways to CFP Certification

INTEGRATED MASTERS PATHWAY

The FAAA has partnered with four education providers which will allow financial planners to combine a Masters of Financial Planning with the CFP Program.

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OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS

Information for CFP professionals who are certified in another country and wish to practise as a CFP professional in Australia.

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PROGRAM HANDBOOK

Find everything you need to know about the CFP Certification Program.

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Connect with us

CFP CONNECT EVENTS

Introducing a new series of events and activities tailored to the needs of CFP professionals.

COMING SOON!

TALK TO US

If you’d prefer to start by asking us more questions about CFP Certification Program, we’d be delighted to help. Contact us on 1300 337 301 or by email.

 

The use of the term ‘financial planner’ and other expressions of like import is restricted under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). A Member, despite having attained CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation, must also meet the relevant requirements under the Corporations Act in order to use the marks ‘CFP’ or ‘CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER’ when carrying on a financial services business or providing financial advice. It is the Member’s responsibility to ensure that it meets all the relevant legislative requirements when using the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® and CFP® trademarks. FAAA cannot and will not guarantee any Member completing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation is eligible to use the expression ‘financial planner’ under the Corporations Act.