The paths to certification are designed to ensure that FP Canada™ certificants can meet the high standards of competence and ethics required to meet the evolving needs of Canadians and ensure that they remain relevant to the financial services industry. To understand the differences between QAFP™ and CFP® certifications, visit Certifications.
If you are interested in pursuing either QAFP certification or CFP certification, and hold relevant financial or other professional qualifications, you may be eligible to pursue a faster, alternate path to certification. Learn More
Candidates with other designations or licenses may qualify for Education Exemptions from components of FP Canada’s Core Curriculum and Advanced Curriculum. Learn More
FP Canada is making changes to its certification programs:
Qualified Associate Financial Planner™ certification will be launched in 2020 by FP Canada, replacing FPSC Level 1 certification. All FPSC Level 1 certificants
in good standing will automatically become QAFP professionals on January 1, 2020. QAFP certification will indicate that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge, skills, experience and professionalism to
provide holistic financial planning strategies and solutions for clients with less complex planning needs. Learn more about the Transition Rules for FPSC Level 1 certificants.
Learn more about QAFP certification (effective January 1, 2020).
Certified Financial Planner® certification is the most widely recognized financial planning designation in Canada and throughout the world and is considered the standard for the profession. CFP professionals have demonstrated the knowledge, skills, experience and ethics to examine their clients’ entire financial picture, at the highest level of complexity required of the profession, and work with their clients to build a financial plan so that they can Live Life Confidently™.