Maintain Your FPSC Level 1® Certification

FPSC Level 1 certification must be renewed annually by July 31 each year. Annual requirements to renew your FPSC Level 1 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, FPSC Level 1 certification will be replaced by QAFP certification and all current FPSC Level 1 certificants will automatically become QAFP professionals. To maintain certification, QAFP professionals who transition from FPSC Level 1 certification must complete the Introduction to Professional Ethics (IPE) course and the QAFP Professional Education Program by July 31, 2021. New QAFP professionals will be required to complete QAFP Professional Education Program within one year of achieving QAFP certification.
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Renew Your Certification

The annual FPSC Level 1 certification period expires on July 31 each year. Log in to your FP Canada Portal to renew your FPSC Level 1 certification now. Renewals received after July 31 will be subject to late fees. Any renewal application received after September 30 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 FPSC Level 1 Certification: Don’t Let It Expire

We encourage you to complete the renewal application to ensure you continue to experience the benefits of FPSC Level 1 certification. As an FPSC Level 1 certificant, you have achieved a distinctive certification demonstrating an important level of technical competence and commitment to the highest ethical standards of responsibility. Your certification provides assurance to Canadians that the design of their financial future rests with a professional who will put clients’ interests ahead of your own. This enhances your value in the eyes of your clients and employers and helps to elevate and differentiate the financial planning profession.



Reinstate Your Certification

If you are a former FPSC Level 1 certificant with a cancelled or lapsed certification, you are permitted to reinstate within five years of your last FPSC Level 1 certification expiration date, subject to reinstatement policies.

To begin the reinstatement process, please email info@fpcanada.ca and attach a completed FPSC Level 1 Certification Reinstatement Application.

 

Requirements to Reinstate FPSC Level 1 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 FPSC Level 1 certification, visit our FAQ: FPSC Level 1 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.