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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The FPA Virtual Externship is Back by Popular Demand

Starting June 7, get 180 hours towards CFP Board’s standard pathway experience requirement, access to top financial planning software platforms and real-world experience—all from the comfort of your own home.
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FPA NexGen Gathering 2021 Registration Open

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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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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Journal of Financial Planning

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

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FPA CEO Update

FPA CEO Patrick D. Mahoney shares recent moves to optimize staff, define FPA’s “core member” and embrace more opinions in organizational decision-making in his Q1 2021 CEO Update.
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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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OneFPA Network Assessment Report for Year-End 2020

The OneFPA Transition Task Force is pleased to offer this report assessing the progress made on the first year of the OneFPA Network beta test.
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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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Partner Spotlight

Philanthropic Solutions in Financial Planning, An FPA Certificate Program

The American Heart Association and FPA have joined together to deliver a learning series to support financial planners and their work. Free for members.