Member Benefits

Here’s what you can expect from members 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 CFP marks
    • CFP® 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 CFP® practitioners on FPA’s consumer service program-PlannerSearch
    • 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