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Start changing lives.

Earn your professional financial planning designation from FP Canada™.



Join an in-demand profession that directly contributes to the well-being of society

At a time when society is facing unprecedented disruption in all walks of life, Canadians have a greater need than ever for personalized financial planning advice with a human touch.

As a successful financial planner, you will be a trusted partner through all phases of your clients’ lives. You will help them manage their everyday and complex financial needs with a plan that fits their diverse and changing circumstances. Your ongoing guidance will help build their financial confidence.

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Who is FP Canada?

FP Canada is a professional body that works in the public interest. It is dedicated to championing better financial wellness for all Canadians by leading the advancement of professional financial planning in Canada. FP Canada is committed to IMAGINE 2030: a vision for the future in which all Canadians have access to professional financial planning that supports their diverse needs.

FP Canada Certifications

FP Canada offers two professional financial planning certifications: Certified Financial Planner® certification and Qualified Associate Financial Planner™ certification.



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CFP® certification is the world’s most recognized financial planning designation and is considered the ‘gold standard’ for the profession. CFP professionals see their clients’ entire financial picture, no matter how complex, and work together to build a comprehensive financial plan so they can Live Life Confidently™.

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Hoping to start serving clients sooner? QAFP® certification provides a quicker path to becoming a professional financial planner, and it can be a stepping stone to earning your CFP certification. With a QAFP designation, you will be ideally suited to help clients who want to grow their financial well-being. Your advice will be holistic and touch many aspects of each client’s life. QAFP professionals serve a diverse population by offering advice for today’s speed of life.