Maintaining Your QAFP™ Certification

New QAFP professionals must complete the QAFP Professional Education Program within one year of achieving QAFP certification. Learn more about the QAFP Professional Education Program.

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

Certification Requirement

To maintain certification, QAFP professionals who transitioned from FPSC Level 1 certification on January 1, 2020, must complete the Introduction to Professional Ethics (IPE) course and the QAFP Professional Education Program; or the CFP Professional Education Program (if pursuing CFP certification) by July 31, 2021.

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Renew Your Certification

The annual QAFP certification period expires on July 31 each year. Log in to your FP Canada™ Portal to renew your QAFP 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. For a complete list of certification fees refer to the FP Canada Fee Schedule.


For more information about QAFP certification, visit our FAQ: Path to QAFP Certification or contact FP Canada Stakeholder Support at, 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.

Reinstate Your Certification

Former QAFP professionals with a cancelled or lapsed certification are permitted to reinstate within five years of their last QAFP certification expiration date, subject to reinstatement policies.

Former FPSC Level 1 certificants whose certification lapsed prior to 2020 and who are within five years of their last FPSC Level 1 certification expiration date must complete FP Canada’s Introduction to Professional Ethics course and the QAFP Professional Education Program, and will be subject to the reinstatement policies and fees to recertify as a QAFP professional.

To begin the reinstatement process, please email and attach a completed QAFP Certification Reinstatement Application.

Requirements to Reinstate QAFP 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 submit all required items.