The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) is the membership organization and professional home for committed practitioners who want to master the practice of financial planning and help shape the future of the profession.

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Register Now for #FPAConf21

Get excited! Registration for Annual Conference 2021, our biggest event of the year, is now open. Join us September 22-24 in Columbus, Ohio!
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Register Now for FPA NexGen Gathering 2021

Join us August 12-13 for this highly-interactive virtual event where you can meet, connect and build lasting relationships with your fellow NexGen community members.
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New Member Benefit: FPA GovHawk Platform

This new system will help you stay informed about proposed legislation that impacts financial planning. From detailed summaries to FPA position statements, you can now easily stay up-to-date with the click of a mouse.
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Journal of Financial Planning

Read award-winning content that has been directly beneficial to financial planners since 1979.


Experience ≠ Expertise. Regardless of where you are in your career, FPA is where you start or continue your journey to becoming an advanced financial planning practitioner.

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Success in financial planning is an important individual guidepost, but it’s not the end of the road if you want to serve others and the profession. Take your place as a leader with FPA, or learn and grow into leadership using FPA resources.


Share insights that matter, catalyze meaningful discourse and ignite innovation and action for the benefit of your peers, your clients and the profession. The FPA community is cultivated to provide inspiration, growth, amplification and belonging.

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FPA Chapters

FPA has 80+ local chapters and two state councils that host meetings and events, and other ways to connect throughout the year.

Updates and Opportunities

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FPA Virtual Externship is Underway with 907 Students, Career Changers, and Seasoned Financial Professionals Participating

The eight-week program kicks off June 7!
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FPA and RIADAC Announce Education-Focused Partnership

FPA members receive a 50% discount when enrolling in RIADAC’s certificate program that provides financial planners with practical literacy on blockchain and digital assets.
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'State of FPA' Virtual Update

Join FPA leaders for a ‘State of FPA’ Virtual Update on July 8 at 3:30 p.m. ET to learn about the soon-to-be-released 2020 FPA Annual Report, how your membership association is doing today, and what is on the horizon.

FPA Launches AAPI Community as Part of Inclusivity Efforts

The FPA Asian American/Pacific Islander Knowledge Circle is a safe environment for members to come together to share, learn and grow.
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FPA PUBLICATIONS: Enhance Your Digital Experience

We realize that our readers have different preferences in how they read digital content. We've provided our members with a few great options!
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Navigating Turbulent Markets

Get the professional support you need to thrive as a financial planner and help your clients through COVID-19 with discussions, live webinars and on-demand content on FPA Connect.
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