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Promoting the Value of Financial Planning

Consumers worldwide feel challenged by their finances, but aren’t sure whom to trust for professional financial planning advice. Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. (FPSB) establishes, upholds and promotes worldwide professional standards for financial planning to foster  public confidence in the financial planning profession.  FPSB demonstrates its commitment to excellence through its ownership of the international CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification program outside the United States.

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FPSB in the News

Recent News Releases

  1. Financial Planning Standards Board Seeks Candidates for 2017 Board of Directors

    Press Release   |   18 April 2016

    FPSB seeks nominations for two open positions on FPSB’s Board of Directors beginning 1 April 2017. read more

  2. FPSB Invites Global Academic Community to Submit Financial Planning Research Papers for Presentation at 2017 Colloquium

    Press Release   |   16 March 2016

    FPSB announces a call for papers from the global academic community for the first annual Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines. read more

  3. FPSB Names 2016 Professional Standards Committee

    Press Release   |   02 March 2016

    FPSB names seven individuals to serve on its Professional Standards Committee effective March 2016. read more

  4. Number of CFP Professionals Worldwide Nears 162,000

    Press Release   |   12 February 2016

    FPSB reports the number of CFP professionals reached a global high of 161,826 at year-end 2015. read more

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CFP Certification – Global Excellence in Financial Planning

CFP certification is the only globally recognized mark of professionalism for financial planning. Find out what it takes to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional.





Over 160,000 CFP
Professionals Worldwide

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Life’s Better with a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional

Global consumer research conducted by FPSB found that people who work with a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional feel more satisfied, more confident in achieving their financial and life goals, more knowledgeable about financial matters, and more successful at sticking to their financial strategies.


Shape the Future of the Global Financial Planning Profession

FPSB member organizations are the premier financial planning professional and certification bodies in their territories, collaborating with FPSB at the global level to lead the financial planning profession through knowledge sharing, standards development and thought leadership.

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