Maintain Your CFP® Certification

CFP certification must be renewed annually by March 31 each year. Annual requirements to renew your CFP certification include:

 

Important Changes to Your Certification Requirements – Effective January 1, 2020

FP Canada is making changes to its certification programs. Effective January 1, 2020, to maintain certification, CFP professionals will be required to complete two hours of CE in the category of Professional Responsibility (a change from the current one-hour annual requirement); for a total of 25 CE credits required annually.

 



Renew Your Certification

The annual CFP certification period expires on March 31 each year. Log in to your FP Canada Portal to renew your CFP certification now. Once your renewal application is processed, your CFP professional digital credential will be automatically updated to show that your certification status remains current.

Renewals received after March 31 will be subject to late fees. Any renewal application received after May 31 will be subject to a reinstatement fee in addition to the annual certification fee. View all certification fees including certification renewal late fees and reinstatement fees.

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You Worked Hard to Achieve your CFP Certification: Don’t Let It Expire

We encourage you to complete the renewal application to ensure you continue to experience the benefits of CFP certification. As a CFP professional, you have achieved internationally recognized standards of knowledge, skills, experience and ethics. Your CFP designation provides assurance to Canadians that the design of their financial future rests with a professional who will put clients’ interests ahead of your own, and who will help clients Live Life Confidently.

 



Reinstate Your Certification

If you are a former CFP professional with a cancelled or lapsed certification, you are permitted to reinstate within five years of your last CFP certification expiration date, subject to reinstatement policies.

To begin the reinstatement process, please email info@fpcanada.ca and attach a completed CFP Certification Reinstatement Application.

 

Requirements to Reinstate CFP Certification
Reinstatement Application Processing

Your application will be reviewed once you have reported your CE in the CE Tracker tool with appropriate supporting documentation and paid the reinstatement fee. The application process generally takes 5-10 business days from the date you have submitted all required items.

Questions?

For more information about CFP certification, visit our FAQ: CFP Certification or contact FP Canada Stakeholder Support at info@fpcanada.ca, 416.593.8587 or 1.800.305.9886. Our office is open from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.