Providers of FP Canada-Approved education, including education for FP Canada™ certification and Continuing Education (CE) activities, are in demand by those on the path to certification as well as nearly 20,000 FP Canada certificants. In this section you will find resources and information to equip you in preparing the next generation of professional financial planners for success in their careers and supporting current FP Canada certificants in fulfilling their CE requirements.

Become an FP Canada-Approved Core Curriculum or Advanced Curriculum Provider

As an education provider, you may choose to offer education leading to QAFP® certification, CFP® certification or both. There are separate guidelines and approval processes for each.

*Please note that FP Canada has placed a hold on Core Curriculum and Advanced Curriculum applications from online, national program providers until further notice. Should you have any questions, please contact


All educators must demonstrate how their courses align to the FP Canada Standards Council™ Competency Profiles – and the underlying technical knowledge as detailed in the Financial Planning Body of Knowledge by providing course learning outcomes and a sampling of financial planning content and assessment items. This ensures a high focus on the practical nature of the competencies as the key driver of learning outcomes.

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Resources for Core Curriculum and Advanced Curriculum Educators

Educator Guidelines for FP Canada-Approved Curriculum
Standards of Professional Responsibility
FP Canada Standards Council Competency Profiles
Financial Planning Body of Knowledge
2023 Projection Assumption Guidelines
FP Canada Certification Marks
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