Maintaining Your CFP® Certification
CFP certification must be renewed annually by March 31 each year. Annual requirements to renew your CFP certification include:
The annual CFP certification period expires on March 31 each year. Once your renewal application is processed and approved, your CFP professional digital credential will be automatically updated to show that your certification status is 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. For a complete list of certification fees, refer to the FP Canada™ Fee Schedule.Renew Now
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™.
Former CFP professionals with a cancelled or lapsed certification are permitted to reinstate within five years of their last CFP certification expiration date, subject to reinstatement policies.
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 submit all required items.
For more information about CFP certification, visit our FAQ: CFP Certification or contact Certificant and Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.